Who We Are

Who We Are

On the 1st July 2011 the Board of Leisure and Culture Dundee held its inaugural meeting.

The transfer agreement between Dundee City Council and Leisure and Culture Dundee was agreed and signed along with lease agreements and the staff transfer list.

Leisure and Culture Dundee is Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number SC042421.

Dundee Leisure was integrated with Leisure and Culture Dundee from 1st August 2011.

Who’s Who on the Leisure and Culture Dundee Board

Independent Trustee elected as Vice Chair by the Board

Sinclair was elected as Vice Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee in 2012. He is a retired Company Director who is also a past Chair of Dundee Rep Theatre. Sinclair served on the Board of Dundee Leisure and is also current Board Member of Dundee City Developments Ltd. He brings many years of business and management experience to the Board. A former Citizen of the Year and Lord Dean of Guild, Sinclair is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the City. Sinclair is a member of the Finance Committee and the Health and Safety Management Group, and attends other Stakeholder Groups, as required.

Independent Trustee

A former Citizen of the Year, Alice brings strong community connections to the Board, extensive experience of managing and supporting community projects, and involvement in fundraising. As founding member and Chair of St Mary's Community Facility, and Board Member of Dundee Partnership Management Group, Dundee North Law Centre and the Tenants' Information Service, Alice brings a valuable breadth of community experience and enthusiasm to Leisure & Culture Dundee, and leads the Board's community engagement work.

Trustee appointed as Chair by Dundee City Council

Bob is one of the founding trustees of Leisure & Culture Dundee and the Chair of our Board. He is Lord Provost of the City of Dundee and an elected member for the SNP within Dundee City Council, he served as Convener of Leisure, Arts and Communities until the formation of the new organisation and was also Chair of Dundee Leisure Trust. He continues with commitment and enthusiasm in his role of supporting and promoting leisure and cultural services within the City. Bob is a member of the Leisure & Culture Dundee Finance Committee.

Independent Trustee

Gillian is Director of Creative Dundee, a platform which amplifies, connects and develops Dundee's creative scene. Gillian was appointed to the Board in 2014. Through its website, events and partnerships, Creative Dundee runs the popular Pecha Kucha Nights and also led the We Dundee project. Gillian's background is building capacity in design, innovation and enterprise, within the creative and cultural sectors and she has also worked extensively internationally.

Trustee appointed by Dundee City Council

Brian is a founding trustee of Leisure & Culture Dundee appointed in 2012. He is an elected member for Labour within Dundee City Council, and has long been involved in the trade union and voluntary sectors, serving on and chairing many local, regional and national organisations. He was chairman of Dundee TUC, as well as being involved with many voluntary and community groups, and served for many years on the NHS as Chairperson of the independent review panel that investigated complaints from patients against Tayside Health Service. Brian serves on the Health and Safety Management Group.

Trustee appointed by Dundee City Council

Stewart is a founding trustee of the organisation. He is an elected member for the SNP within Dundee City Council and currently holds the position of Convener for Education. He served on the Board of Dundee Leisure, and as Chair of Dundee Leisure's Health and Safety Management Group - a role in which he continues for Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Trustee appointed by Dundee City Council

Richard is a Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party member of Dundee City Council. He is a former chair of Dundee Leisure and is a trustee of a number of cultural and sporting organisations. Richard has worked in Further and Higher education, in the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons and as chief officer of a human rights charity. He has also worked in the co-operative sector and currently serves on the Northern Committee of Scotmid Co-operative Society. Richard has a doctorate on the history of Dundee and has published articles on the history of the city. Richard is committed to promoting leisure and culture in the city.

Independent Trustee

Ian is a retired bank executive with over 30 years' experience in senior management roles reporting to divisional board level within a UK plc. Currently a Business Consultant working with owner managed businesses to help source finance and develop new markets, a Member of the Management Committee Abertay Housing Association Ltd, Dundee and a Trustee of Dundee Disabled Children's Association. A member and past president of the Rotary Club of Dundee, Ian has a strong engagement with and commitment to the Dundee community. He serves as the lead independent trustee on the Finance Committee.

Trustee appointed as Managing Director by Dundee City Council

Stewart is a founding trustee of Leisure & Culture Dundee and its Managing Director. He is also a member of Dundee City Council's Senior Management Team in his capacity as Director, Leisure and Culture. Stewart led Dundee's bid for UK City of Culture in 2012/13 and chairs the UNESCO City of Design Group. Stewart is on the Board of Dundee Rep and serves on the boards of several national organisations. Stewart chairs the Leisure & Culture Dundee Finance Committee.

Independent Trustee

Alan is currently a copyright consultant who has gained a wealth of experience during a 34-year career within Dundee College, as a lecturer, head of department, events manager, and involvement in the College's Business Development Department. In February 2012, Alan was appointed to the post of non-executive director on the Executive Board of the Copyright Hub limited. He is an honorary member of Dundee Heritage Trust, a Friend of the Mary Slessor Foundation and a member of two of Dundee's Nine Trades. He has a strong engagement with leisure and cultural facilities in the City. Alan chairs the Sport and Leisure sub committee.

Trustee appointed as Finance Director by Dundee City Council

Marjory is a founding trustee of Leisure & Culture Dundee. She is Dundee City Council's Executive Director of Corporate Services and, as such, is a member of its Senior Management Team. She serves as Finance Director for Leisure & Culture Dundee. She was a member of the Board of Dundee Leisure and acted as Finance Director for that organisation - a role she has continued for the SCIO.

Independent Trustee

Moira is Honorary Secretary and former CEO of the Scottish Library and Information Council and an Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland. She was Head of Libraries, Information and Cultural Services when she retired from Dundee City Council in 2011. This post comprised the management of libraries, art galleries, museums and community centres across the city, as well as deputising for the Director. From 2007 until 2015, she was a Trustee of the National Library and served on the Governance Committee and chaired the Staffing and Remuneration Committee.

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