Lewis is a Glasgow-based playwright and theatre-maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling. His previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Tin Forest: South West, Instructions for Butterfly Collectors (Traverse) and The Archivist (Òran Mór). As associate of Analogue he has won two Fringe Firsts and the Arches Brick Award for his work on Mile End, Beachy Head, 2401 Objects (with Oldenburg Staatstheater) and Stowaway. With Catrin Evans he wrote and directed Leaving Planet Earth for Grid Iron, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Other theatre credits include 5 (National Youth Theatre), A Perfect Child, Sea Change (Òran Mór), Friends Electric (Visible Fictions), Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks (Platform). With Ailie Cohen he created The Secret Life of Suitcases (Unicorn) and Cloud Man both of which are currently touring internationally. Lewis’ work has been presented throughout the Scotland and the rest of the world including performances in Australia, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Germany, USA and Japan. Lewis was a Board member of the Playwrights Studio Scotland.

Matthew Rate – Trustee

Matthew is Head of Strategic Planning, Quality, Risk & Compliance at Fujitsu a leading global infrastructure and communications technology provider.  He has held many roles with Fujitsu ranging from account management, through product development and communications.  Prior to this Matthew worked in operational management roles for Marks & Spencer and Marriott Hotels.  The common theme across his career has been the desire to drive change by helping organisations see the bigger picture and understand and solve their strategic business problems.  He has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh.