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.
Zoë van Zwanenberg
Zoë van Zwanenberg most recently held the post of Chief Executive of the Scottish Leadership Foundation, where she was appointed in 2000, and is currently working on a freelance basis as a researcher and consultant. Prior to this she was Head of Development at the Strategic Change Unit for the NHS in
John Curran is Chairman of Gordon & MacPhail,
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'.
Mike Ewart retired as Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service in November 2009. Educated at Cambridge and York Universities, Mike spent his career in the public service in Scotland. Before joining the Prison Service, he was Chief Executive of the Scottish Court Service and subsequently Head of the Education Department in the Scottish Executive. Mike is now Director of the Scottish International Education Trust, a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland and a trustee of Phoenix Futures.
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.
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 is chairman of U.K. Fisheries Offshore Oil and Gas Legacy Trust Fund Limited and a non-executive director of JW Galloway Limited. Niall is a member of the Board of The Treasury Solicitor and a 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.
Born in Brighton and bred in
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.