Creative Carbon Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), charity number SC042687. It was initiated by Festivals Edinburgh with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network. The trustees are:

Morag Arnot (Treasurer)

Morag Arnot is Executive Director of Winning Scotland Foundation. Previously she has worked an independent consultant on a range of projects/roles from strategy and communications at Winning Scotland, to major event management for a private client and completed two scoping and development projects for Creative Scotland focused on international and the cultural economy.

She was Director of Communications and External Relations at Creative Scotland following 6 years as Director of Planning and Communication and Deputy CEO at the Scottish Arts Council. Prior to this she had a long career in higher education both as an academic and executive culminating in 1999 in the role of Director of Corporate Services at Edinburgh Napier University.

Mike Bonaventura

Michael Bonaventura is Chief Executive Officer of the Crichton Carbon Centre, a post-graduate teaching and applied research not-for-profit established in 2007 in response to growing concern about climate change, with a project portfolio that now focuses on the broader agenda for sustainable development.

His work currently includes roles as Principal Investigator for Climate Justice within ClimateXChange, Principal Investigator for Sustainable Rurality within the Crichton Institute and Project Director of a number of cross-disciplinary projects involving educators, artists, policy-makers and scientists, working with public, private and third sector organisations and funded variously through the EU, Creative Scotland, Scottish Government, foundations and trusts.

Karen Coulthard

Karen is an Architect and BREEAM Assessor and is currently a member of the GRAHAM Construction Environment and Sustainability Team, where she provides sustainable design, development and BREEAM support to all GRAHAM Construction project teams.

Karen is also an Ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEM), through which she promotes sustainable design and construction in education.

Karen has recently begun an MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology in the hope to further promote the importance of low impact building to the construction industry in Scotland.

Seonaid Daly
Representing the SCIO member Scottish Contemporary Art Network

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Amanda Liddle (Secretary)
Representing the SCIO member The Federation of Scottish Theatre

Amanda is General Manager of the Federation of Scottish Theatre where she is responsible for FST’s membership, event programming and company administration. Amanda has worked variously in literature development and arts management and administration over many years.

Since starting her career at the Brunton Theatre she has held posts with Scottish Book Trust, literaturetraining, Scottish Ballet and The Scottish Government among others. Most recently she was General Manager of  Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre.

Gary Stewart (Convenor)
Representing the SCIO member Festivals Edinburgh

Gary Stewart is General Manager of Festivals Edinburgh. He joined Festivals Edinburgh from Oval House where he was responsible for the South London theatre’s business, financial and producing activities. Previously, he was in senior management roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep and Royal Court Theatre in London.

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A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network

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