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Board

  • Catherine Holden

    Catherine Holden

    Chair

    Catherine Holden is an independent strategic consultant, who has worked for museums, galleries, theatres and other national cultural organisations in Scotland and London.

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  • Mary Michel

    Mary Michel

    Vice-Chair

    Mary is Director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, promoting the skills of Scotland’s jewellers and silversmiths. Founder of Ostrero, growing the Circular Economy in Scotland.

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  • Dr Elizabeth Goring

    Dr Elizabeth Goring

    Elizabeth is an independent curator, writer and consultant with specialist expertise in jewellery and metalwork. She was formerly a Principal Curator at National Museums Scotland. 

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  • Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas

    Pete is a designer, lecturer and researcher at the University of Dundee. He is interested in how design creates meaning and enjoys making things.

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  • Kirsty Sumerling

    Kirsty Sumerling

    Kirsty is Assistant Director at The Scottish Gallery and previously worked at Dovecot Studios. She initially studied Jewellery & Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art. Photography: Stephen Dunn. 

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  • Liz Williamson

    Liz Williamson

    Liz is a qualified Chartered Accountant with advisory and non-executive roles within developing businesses and third sector. Liz was directly involved in the financial and strategic development of McQueen and in negotiating its high-profile acquisition. 

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  • Miles  Harrison

    Miles Harrison

    Miles works in leadership and organisation / governance development and is an independent meeting facilitator. He has particular expertise and experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors.

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  • Sue Pirnie

    Sue Pirnie

    A keen crafts collector, Sue is an arts development specialist; working with museums and galleries on development strategies, and curating large-scale projects.

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  • Sandra Gunn

    Sandra Gunn

    Sandra Gunn is Faculty Director for Creative Industries at City of Glasgow College. She has a wide experience in tertiary education and is Associate Assessor for Education Scotland. Photography: Angela Graham. 

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  • Angela  Houliston

    Angela Houliston

    Angela is an accountant and is currently the Finance Director of the Edinburgh Assay Office. She also has an interest in developing business skills in young people and is an Enterprise Expert with the Princes Trust.  

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