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Scottish Ballet Board

The members of Scottish Ballet’s Board bring a diversity of knowledge and experience to the Company. Formal board meetings and review of reports and accounts are complimented by less formal correspondence and attendance at performances.

 


Norman Murray

Chair


Mr. Norman L. Murray is Chairman of FTSE 100 oil services company Petrofac Limited and Chairman of premium international spirits company The Edrington Group Limited. 

He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a past Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association.  He also chaired the independent committee charged with establishing the Audit Firm Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council in 2010.

 

Norman qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young McLelland Moores now EY in Edinburgh and then worked with Peat Marwick Mitchell, now KPMG in Hong Kong.   He then worked in the venture capital industry with RBS, Charterhouse, Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank - being a co-founder of Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and a director of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.

 

He was Chairman of Cairn Energy plc, Deputy Chairman of Cairn India Limited, the senior independent director at Robert Wiseman Dairies plc and Greene King plc.  He also served on the boards of Glasgow Income Trust, Penta Capital Partners and Bristow Helicopter Group. 

 

He was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s Research Committee which published Making Corporate Reports Valuable and was Chairman of the Institute's Public Sector Task Force which published Accounting for Public Service-Towards a New Reporting Framework.

 

Norman was a Governor and Chairman of the Investment Committee at St Columba’s Hospice, Chairman of the Governing Council at George Watson's College Edinburgh and is currently an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University. He is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University and graduated from the Programme for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1987.


John Curran

Vice Chair

John Curran is Chairman of Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin, whisky distillers and acknowledged as the world’s leading malt whisky specialists. He is a business graduate and Chartered Accountant with board experience extending back some 30 years in a variety of public and private companies. John sat on the National Committee of IOD Scotland for a number of years and was actively involved in non-executive education for its training faculty.


Michael Berry

Michael Berry is Partner and Head of Debt Advisory at Oriel Securities Limited, the independent stockbroking firm, to whom he sold his business, Versatus Advisers, which specialised in the raising of finance for acquisitions and the refinancing or restructuring of corporate debt. A mathematics graduate of Oxford University, Michael spent 28 years as a banker in banks such as Deutsche Bank, WestLB and Nomura, and is also a Chartered Accountant. Among his voluntary activities, he is chairman of the Orion Symphony Orchestra and trustee of Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Society.


Jacquelynn Craw

Jacquelynn Craw is General Counsel and Company Secretary of Fairfield Energy Limited, an independent UK oil and gas exploration and production company based in Aberdeen and London.  Educated at both Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities, she is a qualified Solicitor.  Jacquelynn's career over 20 years has been in-house with major oil and gas companies such as Shell UK and Talisman Energy UK.  At Talisman she was a Director and Vice President for Legal and Corporate Social Responsibility as well as a Pension Trustee.  Jacquelynn has been a Governor of Aberdeen University since 2006 and sits on its Operating Board and Remuneration Committee.  She has also been on the Board of LOGIC, a subsidiary of Oil and Gas UK, for eight years.  She has worked closely with Arts and Business Scotland for over ten years to foster partnerships between the energy sector and arts organisations. In Aberdeen, she is an Ambassador for the charity, 'Aberdeen Foyer'.


Anne Gallacher

Anne Gallacher is Director of Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival. Born and educated in Scotland, Anne has worked in the cultural sector for over 25 years. Previous posts include Education Director at Birmingham Royal Ballet and Executive Director at Watford Palace Theatre. Most recently Anne worked as a consultant for a wide range of organisations including Balletboyz and The Royal Opera House, before returning to Scotland in 2012 to take up her current post. Awarded a Clore Leadership Fellowship in 2005, Anne has also held a number of voluntary roles during her career, including being a governor of a Birmingham school and most recently Chair of the Board of DanceDigital.~



Anu Giri

Anu Giri is Co-Director of the English National Ballet School.  Alongside this role, she works in a freelance capacity helping dance artists and organisations with business development and fund-raising.  Prior to her current roles, Anu spent 10 years at the Arts Council England where she undertook several roles, notably that of Head of Dance from 2003 to 2010.  Before joining the Arts Council, Anu was General Manager at the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Education Administrator at Birmingham Royal Ballet, and managed small-scale dance companies, Chitraleka and Company, and Claire Russ Ensemble.  Anu was also Projects Co-ordinator at Dance 4, National Dance Agency.  Anu has served on the boards of several dance organisations, co-presented Network East for BBC2, trained in Indian Classical Dance, and has a BA in Drama and a Diploma in Management.  Anu is currently also a Board member of Rambert Dance Company. 


Rachel Gwyon

Rachel Gwyon is a senior civil servant in the Scottish Government.  Educated at Oxford University, where she was an Exhibitioner in music, she has had a 20-year public service career with responsibility for policy and operational leadership, finance, and risk across a range of sectors.  Rachel is a qualified Chartered Director who has held executive, then non-executive, roles with the Scottish Prison Service and served on the Board at Disclosure Scotland.  She has been a trustee of a performing arts charity, is currently a non-executive director of Scottish Ensemble, and a member of Scottish Sinfonia.  


Callum Meikle

A graduate in engineering, Callum’s career began in manufacturing in the design & production of computer-controlled machine tools.  Subsequently, Callum moved into the software industry helping to build one of Scotland’s most successful early software businesses in hypertext  - the basis of the presentation of information on the internet - before its sale. For 20 years since, Callum has built a  business consultancy and learning & professional development business. Working principally in management and leadership, Callum and his team have worked with over 300 client companies developing innovative, award-winning programmes in behavioural skills across a wide range of private and public organisations.  With an olive grove in Andalucia and a keen interest in Spain and its culture, Callum has recently started an olive and olive oil business.  


Caroline Roxburgh

Caroline Roxburgh is a Chartered Accountant and a partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.  She has been the partner responsible for audit and advice to a portfolio of clients in Scotland for over 15 years. Her experience covers many sectors and industries from small developing businesses to large listed companies, and she has experience of working with arts and charity organisations in Scotland. Caroline was previously a director of St George's School for Girls in Edinburgh and a director of Young Enterprise Scotland. Until recently, she was a member of the Qualification Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.


Niall Scott

Niall Scott is chairman of U.K. Fisheries Offshore Oil and Gas Legacy Trust Fund Limited and Managing Director of The Offshore Pollution Liability Association Limited. Niall is also a Trustee of three charities. Prior to these appointments, Niall was a partner in the UK law firm McGrigors where he held the offices of Chairman and Managing Partner.and a non executive director of a number of companies and other organisations.


Dr Cindy Sughrue OBE

Cindy Sughrue is Chief Executive/Executive Producer of Scottish Ballet. She joined the company in 2004 and has delivered a significant programme of organisational change, as well as a major capital development in the form of award-winning new national headquarters, which opened at the Tramway international arts centre in 2009. Cindy has worked at senior level within the cultural sector in the UK since 1990, with extensive knowledge of the performing arts, including an early career as a dancer. Cindy was born in Boston, USA, and received a first class honours degree from Boston University before coming to the UK in 1985 as a Marshall Scholar to undertake her PhD in Dance. Previous posts include Director of the Collective Gallery, General Manager of Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, and Head of Dance at the Scottish Arts Council. Cindy joined the Board of Scottish Ballet in March 2006 and has served on the Boards of Dance Base and New Moves International. She is a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a Trustee of the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund and is Chair of the Board of the audience development agency Culture Sparks. Cindy was awarded an OBE for services to dance in 2013.

 


 

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