Training & Events

Board Matters | Thinking of Joining a Board?

Do you care about the culture sector and want to play a part in its future?  Then being a board member or trustee just might be for you.   

This session will help you to understand what being on the board of a cultural charity is all about.   

We will look at what you need to know in order to fulfil your duties and responsibilities as a charity trustee.  And it is a win-win!  You will hear about how in return for bringing your own much-needed skills and insight to the Board, you will get to broaden your own networks and governance experience, support a cause you care about, and get the chance to help shape your community. 

What will you learn? 

Over this hour-long webinar you will find out more about: 

  • The characteristics of a culture charity 
  • The duties, roles and responsibilities of a charity trustee 
  • The benefits to the charity and the benefits to you 
  • Top tips for joining a Board 
Who is it for? 

Anyone who is looking to join the board of a culture charity whether you come from a business, cultural or other background, and would like to find out what it involves. 

Meet the trainer

Catriona Reynolds

Head of Board Development, Culture & Business Scotland

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 The Royal Society for the Support of Women in Scotland and Chair of Bloody Scotland (Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival).


Date: Thursday 12 September 2024
Time: 12pm-1pm
FREE for C&BS members,
£35 + VAT for non-members
Category: Sector Insights


Catriona Reynolds



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