Our Portfolio Managers
Amanda’s portfolio includes International, Cultural Export and Visual Arts.
Amanda joins Creative Scotland with a successful career in the Scottish arts scene. Her previous position was as Head of Visual Arts for the Scottish Arts Council, she has an MA in Art History from St Andrews UniversityE: email@example.com
T: 0131 523 0055
Anita’s portfolio includes Festivals, Touring and Dance.
Anita joins Creative Scotland after a successful career in Dance including positions as Head of Dance for the Scottish Arts Council, Artistic Director of Citymoves Dancespace in Aberdeen and Education Officer for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Anita’s background is as a dance artist and producer working extensively in community and learning environments. She is a graduate of London College of Dance and is currently studying for a MA in Arts in Social Contexts at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 0131 523 0052
Caroline Docherty leads our development on local government, external partnerships and research.
A graduate of Warwick University in English and American Literature, Caroline’s early interest in the arts was inspired by a formative experience as a member of Salisbury Playhouse youth theatre. After university, Caroline joined Contemporary Dance Trust in London where she managed its performance space, the Place Theatre. Caroline moved to Scotland to join Dundee Rep to work with the new community drama programme and contemporary dance company (now Scottish Dance Theatre). A period of freelance activity followed including working with dancer/choreographer Frank McConnell to establish Plan B. Caroline was arts officer for Stirling District Council before joining the Scottish Arts Council.E: email@example.com
T: 0131 523 0035
Scott’s portfolio includes Special Projects - Development.
Scott joins Creative Scotland with a background in education, film, photography, and environmental science. He taught film, photography and media in colleges in London, and in universities in Scotland, took photos freelance for Scottish Natural Heritage, programmed cinema and education at macrobert, and, at Scottish Screen, promoted moving image education and media literacy, and screen education in colleges and universities.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 0141 302 1765
Joan’s portfolio includes Education, Learning and Young People.
Joan joins Creative Scotland after holding the position of Head of Education for the Scottish Arts Council for 5 years before which she was an Education Officer. She held previous positions in embassies in West Africa and the Middle East as well as a year in Mumbai and the Punjab. She has worked as education officer at the National Galleries of Scotland, was the first education officer at Edinburgh Castle and education officer for heritage, visual and performing arts at Falkirk Council. Joan is a graduate from Edinburgh University with an MA honours degree in history and has a PGDE from Dundee University.E: email@example.com
T: 0131 523 0056
Morgan’s portfolio includes Technology Digital Media and Market Development.
Morgan was previously Head of Market Development at Scottish Screen, engaged in strategic programmes of investment to support the development of the digital media industries in Scotland. Prior to Scottish Screen Morgan was making documentaries for the education sector and has worked in web development, software marketing and consultancy for clients including Sony, Corel, Filemaker and Roxio. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Film and Television Production and an MSc in Electronic Imaging.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 0141 302 1754
Ian’s portfolio includes Music and IP Development.
Ian joins Creative Scotland with a long history in the UK/international music industry. He was Head of Music at the Scottish Arts Council following 12 years as Scotland and Northern Ireland Organiser for the UK Musicians’ Union, where he founded the Folk, Roots & Traditional Music Section. For more than 25 years he was a professional musician working with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) as Co-Principal horn. He was the founder of Scottish Brass and served as a Governor of the RSAMD and as a member of the Executive Board of the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. Ian is currently a member of the European Music Council.E: email@example.com
T: 0141 302 1743
David’s portfolio includes leading on the development of 2012 as the year of creative Scotland, an action plan for the development of traditional arts, and responsibility for developing a new strategy for our Capital Investment Programme.
David joins Creative Scotland after an extensive career in the theatre and cultural sector. He has held positions at the University of Warwick Arts Centre, Eden Court Theatre, Cumbernauld Theatre, Tron Theatre and a director and secretary for the Federation of Scottish Theatre. He served for 6 years as a member of the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) Combined Arts Committee prior to joining the SAC and holding various directorate positions in Arts, Performing Arts and Drama and Dance. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh in Philosophy and English Literature. David is a Board member of Motherwell College.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 0131 523 0050
Robbie’s portfolio includes Film and Broadcast Partnerships.
Robbie was previously a Production and Development Executive with Scottish Screen, working across film, television and digital media. Prior to that he was an independent producer for 13 years, producing a number of award-winning theatre, short film and television drama productions.
Sambrooke’s Portfolio includes Audience Development, Participation and Equalities.
Sambrooke previously worked as part of the Market Development department at Scottish Screen and managed the Audience Development Fund, working with a number of key venues and festivals to build and develop audiences for film.
Prior to Scottish Screen Sambrooke worked in PR and marketing for a number of film and arts exhibition organisations including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Momentum Pictures, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Atari and - where it all started - at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh.
Helena’s portfolio includes creative industries and skills.
Helena joins Creative Scotland with a background in media, economic development, communications and fundraising.
Before joining, Helena ran training programmes and events at TRC media in partnership with Channel 4, the BBC and development agencies for five years. Helena also managed the creative industries’ activity at Scottish Enterprise Glasgow for six years. Prior to this, she spent a couple of years in fundraising at Barnardo's Scotland.
Helena started her career in account management in the advertising industry working in London at BSB Dorland and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, and then in Edinburgh at The Leith Agency and Faulds Advertising.
Laura Mackenzie Stuart
Laura’s portfolio includes: Theatre, Talent Development and Own Art.
Laura has worked in business and financial administration of the arts since 1990.
From 1990 – 1998 she was Deputy Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. Particular areas of responsibility included co-ordinating the needs of over 700 companies coming from all over the world during each festival, managing the Festival Fringe Box-office and running the Sponsorship Department. Membership of the Society’s Management Committee for eight years provided a solid foundation for arts business management.
Laura joined Universal Arts as Managing Director in 1998. As the year-round representative of professional touring companies in the UK and abroad, she formed close working relationships with key UK and international governmental organisations and worked with the producers of a number of shows which were launched during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, taking them on to gain international recognition.
Whilst at Universal Arts, Laura was instrumental in the inception of Associated Independent Venue Associates bringing together industry competitors to form a cohesive advocacy and campaigning organisation. Laura was elected Chair in 2006 and remained in post until her appointment to Creative Scotland in 2011.
Leonie is the Creative Programmer for London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 at Creative Scotland. Within this role she is responsible for developing and delivering a Scotland-wide cultural programme for both major events in partnership with London 2012, Glasgow Life, Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and the Scottish Government.
Leonie was previously Programme Director at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design & the City, where she directed a wide ranging programme of exhibitions, festivals and events within the building, across Scotland and internationally. Prior to this she worked for Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design.
David’s portfolio includes the Youth Music Initiative, CashBack for Communities and the development of the national youth arts strategy
David has over 20 years experience of working in the cultural sector as a project manager, a local authority arts development officer; lecturer; workshop facilitator; and arts practitioner.
His passion is to empower individuals and communities to actively participate in creativity.
He was part of Stirling Council’s team that re-launched The Tolbooth after its £6million re-construction leading on its community engagement programme. Prior to that he co-ordinated Project Ability’s Trongate Studios, a visual arts resource for adults who have been through the mental health system.
David has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts. He’s exhibited his work in Australia, Austria, Malta, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.