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:

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.

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.

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.

Isabella Lind OBE –  former Headteacher of Ravenscraig Primary School and Aileymill Primary School. She has served on and chaired National Committees on Expressive Arts Review and Development Group Expressive Arts and also on the Committee for Curriculum for Excellence. 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.

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.