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.


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

Allan Robertson JP (Chairman) – a former Provost and Councillor with Inverclyde Council. He previously worked in Community Liaison for Scottish Power

Gordon Armour – former Business Advisory Partner for Scott Moncrieff Accountancy and Professional Services.

Andrew Gerrard – former Head of Property at Inverclyde Council, who has worked backstage in the amateur theatre sector for 30 years.

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 Innes Nelson – representing the ward of Inverclyde North West, Cllr Nelson sits on a range of outside bodies including the Clyde Muirsheil Park Authority and Joint Committee to the James Campbell Buchanan Trust.

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.

Elizabeth Robertson – a local arts and theatre enthusiast, Elizabeth is well known locally through her support of a number of local theatre groups. Elizabeth works within Education Services at Inverclyde Council with a remit for health and wellbeing.

Susan Robinson – Susan was recently the Strategic Investment Officer for CVS Inverclyde and has worked as a Fundraiser, Appeals Manager and Director of Fundraising. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising and a Director of GFT, Glasgow.

Jim Snoddy – Facilities Manager at Riverclyde Homes, Jim has worked across a range of Operations and Building Management roles including the launch of Braehead Arena, at the time the largest building site in Scotland.

Jane Spiers – Chief Executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), the company that runs 3 city centre venues. Prior to joining APA, Jane was the Chief Executive of Horsecross Arts launching Perth Concert Hall and running Perth Repertory Theatre.