Role: Trustee

  • Ailsa Mackay

    Ailsa Mackay

    Ailsa is a Research Centre and Programme Manager with extensive experience working across academia, government, and practice, specialising in community resilience capacity building. Based in Dumfries and Galloway, she is also an established practicing artist and art tutor. Ailsa leverages […]

  • Cynthia Moore

    Cynthia Moore

    With over 20 years of experience, including working in global STEM organisations, managing large Business Transformation Programmes as Programme Manager, as well as running her own business, Cynthia has learnt about Strategy, Transformation & Leadership excellence from different perspectives. She […]

  • Paul Denney

    Paul Denney

    Paul is a senior special effects designer in the film and live events industries and a former District Councillor from Stroud in Gloucestershire. In 2014 Paul designed, built, installed, and operated all the winter special effects for the opening and […]

  • Dionne Braham

    Dionne Braham

    Dionne is a dynamic and creative facilitator of change with a passion for developing transformational organisations, communities and leaders. Having studied Education and Drama as an undergraduate, creativity has always been an intrinsic part of her consultancy practice and delivery. […]

  • Jonathan (Yoni) Bentovim

    Jonathan (Yoni) Bentovim

    Yoni is a film director based in London. His films, spanning documentary and fiction, have been programmed worldwide at festivals and for television broadcast, including Channel 4, France 3, SBS, RTP, The Guardian online, Victoria and Albert Museum, Barbican, NY […]

  • Lucy Lee 

    Lucy Lee 

    Lucy is an artist and runs a creative business, The Old Mill in Palnackie. In the building is a gallery space and bookshop as well as a studio where they facilitate regular workshops on making ‘sustainable’ art materials with a […]

  • Steven Burnie 

    Steven Burnie 

    Steven is Grey’s School of Art alumni and an established visual artist with a studio in Dumfries. He has a role with Turning Point Scotland, leading a team of artists to deliver workshops and one-to-one sessions to vulnerable adults and […]

  • Julian Watson 

    Julian Watson 

    Julian holds a degree in Fine Art, specialising in both its history and his own artistic practice. This was followed by a diploma in Picture Conservation. Currently, he works as a freelance consultant in the Third Sector and Community spheres, […]

  • Yvonne Barber – Treasurer 

    Yvonne Barber – Treasurer 

    Yvonne has been involved in the arts since she was a teenager with Knowsley Youth Theatre in Liverpool. She is a qualified post-sixteen teacher. She did three years of drama school resulting in a degree and post-grad in Educational Management. […]

  • Frank Hayes – Chair 

    Frank Hayes – Chair 

    Creative Health Coordinator Frank has broad and varied experience as a photographer, illustrator and environmentalist as well as being the founder and Creative Director of For Enjoyment CIC, working within the arts in D&G for the last 15 years. Through […]