The Board of Greenock Arts Guild is a highly skilled group of people primarily drawn from the local area, representing industry professionals, arts and theatre lovers and aficionados of the venue.


Nominations to the Board is undertaken regularly through open advert. The current Board comprises:

Chair: Gordon Armour – former Business Advisory Partner for Scott Moncrieff Accountancy and Professional Services and Director of Westbourne Music and a Trustee of leading Scottish Charities.

Vice Chair: Isabella Lind OBE –  former Headteacher of Ravenscraig Primary School and Aileymill Primary School. Isabella was awarded the OBE in 2006 for services to Education in Inverclyde and is currently the President of Inverclyde Music Festival and is a champion of the Scots language

Raymond Jack – Executive Director of Finance and Operations at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He was formerly an Executive Director at Scottish Power and a member of the Board of Management at James Watt College. He is also active in local charities.

Cllr Stephen McCabe – Leader of Inverclyde Council, representing the ward of Inverclyde East. Cllr McCabe sits on a range of outside bodies including Bogleston Community Association and Riverclyde Homes

Cllr Elizabeth Robertson – First ever Female SNP elected member to Inverclyde Council, Elizabeth is a local arts and theatre enthusiast who is well known locally through her commitment and support to a number of local theatre groups.

Carolyn Paterson – Senior Programmer & Arts Development Officer at Stirling Council, Carolyn was brought up in Inverclyde and used to attend and take part in events at the Arts Guild. She has a wealth of experience of funding, programming venues, arts projects and the Scottish arts scene.


Lynsey Currie Principal Teacher in education having formerly been a Postgraduate Tutor at the University of Glasgow.  She is the Artistic Director and owner of local theatre company, Thistle Theatre Academy of Speech and Drama. Lynsey is also a freelance director and tutor. She is on the committee of Inverclyde Music Festival, Scottish Community Drama Association and Greenock Burns Club.



Douglas Brands –  was previously Chairman of Brands Electronics, an electronics company that he founded with his brother In 2004, along with his sister Sharon, he established Funworld Leisure Company, which has recently been sold to the G1 Group.