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David Watt

Chief Executive Officer

David Watt

Chief Executive Officer

A graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, with first class Honours in Fine Art, David became one of the original team responsible for the development of Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) in the 1990s. Moving to Edinburgh as Director of Edinburgh Printmakers in 1999, he reinvigorated the organisation’s artistic strategy and invited a number of nationally and internationally renowned artists to undertake commissions, pushing the boundaries of contemporary print making processes.

From 2006 to 2013, as Director of Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS), David was instrumental, once again, in extending the organisation’s artistic strategy. He not only established partnerships to bring international artists to the city through a series of residencies and exchanges but established The Whisky Bond as the permanent home for GSS, through a unique public and private business partnership. David became CEO at Culture & Business Scotland in 2013 and is also Chair of the Argyll & Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI).

Moira Chapman

Head of Finance & Operations

Moira Chapman

Head of Finance & Operations

Moira has spent the majority of her career working for Scottish charities. Since joining Culture & Business Scotland in 2016, she’s put her considerable knowledge and expertise in finance, fundraising, IT, corporate administration, facilities management, health and safety, and HR to impressive use.

During her time with us, Moira has led on change management for the organisation, including successfully moving our finance and IT systems onto the Cloud as part of her drive for continuous improvement and her focus on improving efficiency, effectiveness and best value for and from people, systems and processes. Moira has an MBA and holds ACCA membership.

Prior to joining C&BS, Moira worked with Friends of the Earth Scotland, where she built a wealth of knowledge about sustainable, green and environmentally considerate policies which she continues to put to good use.

Gillian Devlin

Administration Coordinator

Gillian Devlin

Administration Coordinator

Gillian joined Culture & Business Scotland in 2021 and acts both as our organisation’s first point of contact and also as the super-efficient administrator of C&BS membership.

Gillian’s career in arts administration includes previous roles with Hub Tickets, where she provided ticketing services for clients including Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Borders Books Festival and East Neuk Festival, and with Unique Events, providing production support for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Immediately before joining us, she spent 18 months with Edinburgh-based charity get2gether, which aims to reduce isolation and build resilience in people with disabilities.

 

 

 

Catherine Kelly

Training & Events Coordinator

Catherine Kelly

Training & Events Coordinator

Catherine joined Culture & Business Scotland in 2024 to help us deliver our unique programme of events, courses and insights for arts, heritage and business organisations.

Catherine has worked in fundraising, in gifted education for children and teenagers, and in coordinating the Irish National Mace debating competition. Most recently she worked for Dublin City Council Culture Company, coordinating the Dublin City Historian in Residence programme, and responsive programming across multiple Dublin venues.

As a professional and volunteer, Catherine has delivered programmes of debate workshops to teens, worked on mental health workshops in Niteline Dublin, managed the world’s oldest student society in Trinity College Dublin, and much, much more.

Tommy McCormick

Programmes Manager

Tommy McCormick

Programmes Manager

Tommy joined Culture & Business Scotland in 2022 to manage and promote the C&BS Fund and lead on award decisions. With over ten years’ experience in developing revenue streams for charitable organisations, he has enjoyed a wide and varied career!

Tommy led on the term-time and festival sponsorship of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association before moving to the Scottish Music Industry Association, where he worked on a number of projects including the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Most recently, he has forged a successful portfolio career balancing roles as Fundraising Manager for the Hidden Door Festival and then Fundraising Lead with the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust alongside his role with us.

Lizzie Milne

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Lizzie Milne

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Lizzie cut her teeth in the arts world as a student, working at various Fringe venues in the summer holidays.

After completing her MA in English from the University of St Andrews, she worked with a number of arts organisations in England, including Manchester International Festival, Creation Theatre Company and the Almeida Theatre, before becoming Finance Manager for Little Angel Theatre and Middle Child Theatre. Returning to Scotland in 2021, Lizzie joined Culture & Business Scotland in 2022 and now expertly supports our finance and administration functions, as well as the delivery of our training and events.

David Nelson

Head of Development and Programmes

David Nelson

Head of Development and Programmes

David joined Culture & Business Scotland in 2023 to take up this new role to lead on the development and implementation of key programmes, as well as contribute to organisational strategies and initiatives.

A languages graduate from Heriot-Watt University, he has enjoyed a variety of roles. In industries as diverse as hospitality, financial services and professional investigation, he worked for businesses ranging from a small family firm to a FTSE 100 company.

David subsequently developed a career in fundraising, with a decade at the Scottish Chamber Orchestra working across all income streams and then the National Galleries of Scotland managing their philanthropic giving programme and corporate partnerships.

Catriona Reynolds

Head of Board Development

Catriona Reynolds

Head of Board Development

Joining Culture & Business Scotland in 2007, Catriona’s role is to support capacity building in the culture sector, particularly in the areas of governance and management, through specialist skills training and engaging business organisations to share skills with arts and heritage organisations.

Head of Fundraising and Sponsorship at Scottish Opera for 10 years prior to joining us, Catriona also worked with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, with a range of membership responsibilities. A graduate in History of Art from the University of Aberdeen, she began her career as a paintings valuer with Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers. Catriona is a formidably experienced board member in the charitable sector and is currently a Trustee of The Royal Society for the Support of Women in Scotland and a Director of Bloody Scotland (Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival).

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