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 &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 & Culture Dundee from 1st August 2011.

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Who’s Who on the Leisure and Culture Dundee Board

Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee. Independent Trustee appointed in June 2021

Sue Moody spent more than 30 years working with and for crime victims, as Director of Victim Support Scotland, as a Law Lecturer at Dundee University and most recently as Head of Victim Information and Advice within COPFS, the Scottish prosecution service. She has been involved as a Board member and volunteer in arts-based organisations and heritage projects locally and nationally. She was a founder member of the Charity Law Research Unit at Dundee University and continues to develop her expertise in charity governance.

Vice Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee. Appointed by Dundee City Council as Trustee in 2017

Will is an elected member for the SNP within Dundee City Council.   After leaving school he went on to higher education studying hospitality at Inverness College and worked for a number of years in the industry.  He has since gone on to work for a major utilities company in a variety of roles.   He became a Councillor for the then Eastport ward in 2003 and has been proud to represent the East End ward in which he lives since 2007.   Will has been the convener of the City Development committee and is currently the convener of the Development Management committee (Planning).  He firmly believes that the city is quickly becoming the place to be and that organisations such as Leisure & Culture Dundee have a huge role to play in the renaissance of the city.   Will is currently the Chair of the Health, Safety and Property Committee.

Independent Trustee appointed in June 2019

Anna is currently Partnership Manager with consultants Urban Foresight, and was previously part of the University of Dundee External Relations Department, seconded to the role of Manager for the UNESCO City of Design. With experience in delivery of a wide range of cultural projects, bids and literary events, Anna has a detailed knowledge of the services provided by Leisure & Culture Dundee, and brings specific expertise in relation to sourcing external funding, and marketing.

Appointed by Dundee City Council as Trustee in 2021

Charlie Malone was elected as a Scottish Labour Party Councillor for Ward Number 2, Lochee in May 2017. Charlie is also a lecturer in International Management at Abertay University with a specific interest in sustainable communities.

Independent Trustee appointed in December 2021

Independent Trustee appointed in December 2021

Emma is a Chartered Accountant and currently works for Scottish Enterprise within the Corporate Planning & Performance Team and sits on an SE subsidiary company board.

Prior to that she worked for a large international media company after qualifying in private practice.

Born and raised in Dundee, Emma has a keen interest in sports and leisure.>

Independent Trustee appointed in 2024

Kris Bryce is an award-winning executive. Currently Chief Executive of Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Scotland’s largest producing theatre located at the heart of Highland Perthshire, Kris’ tenure has been marked by significant organisational and strategic growth, including leading a £22 million redevelopment. Previously employed at Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre as well as Dundee Contemporary Arts, Kris held earlier positions in UK and Canadian arts organisations. Kris is Vice President of UK Theatre, the country’s leading performing arts membership body, and previously served on the board of Stellar Quines. He holds an MBA focused on the Creative Industries and is an advocate for talent development. His leadership is defined by a strong focus on coaching and mentoring future leaders, fostering an environment of strategic growth and innovation.

Council Appointed Trustee and Managing Director (Dundee City Council Director, Leisure and Culture)

Judy is Director of Leisure and Culture and Managing Director, Leisure & Culture Dundee by Dundee City Council. She had previously been Head of Library & Information Services at the organisation since 2011 before officially becoming Director in 2021.

Appointed by Dundee City Council as Trustee in 2023

Lynne Short was first elected as a councillor in 2016, and has served in a variety of roles including convener of the city development committee. She is currently depute convener of the community safety and public protection committee.

A proud Dundonian, Lynne has worn many hats in a wide and varied career, notably as a tour guide throughout Europe, property manager, surveyor and mum.

Passionate about active travel, sport, connectivity and social justice, Lynne is a tireless and fearless supporter of Dundee and its people.

Independent Trustee appointed in November 2019

An Equality and Diversity Consultant and a Board member of the Dundee International Women’s Centre, Nasreen brings extensive experience of business, community development, and professional experience in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, and a specific contribution in relation to her links with the ethnic minority community in Dundee.

DCC Appointed Trustee appointed in June 2021

Robert grew up in Liverpool and studied Chemistry at Durham University. On graduating he trained as a CIPFA accountant with the NHS in Cumbria. After a spell as a management consultant in London he relocated to the Western Isles in 1999 to work for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. He became the Comhairle's Director of Finance in 2005 and took on a number of additional responsibilities over the years becoming the Director for Assets, Finance and Resources before joining Dundee City Council as Executive Director of Corporate Services in February 2021.

Independent Trustee appointed in December 2023

David had 43 years working in local government and developed extensive experience in all financial matters and senior management. In 1995 he was appointed Director of Finance for Dundee City Council and in 2009 was appointed Chief Executive of the Council and retired from that position in November 2014.

In 2015 he was appointed Associate Director of the Rank Foundation, a UK national charity. His role was to manage 21 local community projects in Dundee, that were funded to the tune of £3.5m over 6 years.

In 2016 David founded the local charity Dundee Bairns, to provide meals to children and families who live in deprived areas of Dundee. In seven years, the charity has delivered over 500,000 meals.

In 2016 he became a Director of Dundee United Football Club and resigned in December 2022.

He is currently either Chair or Treasurer of the following local charities: Dundee United Community Trust, Launch It Dundee, Dundee Law and Alexanders Community Development.

In 2018 he was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the City of Dundee and in 2020 was awarded an MBE for services to children and families

David has 3 daughters and has lived in Dundee since 1975.

Independent Trustee appointed in December 2023

Steve Grimmond is a recently retired Local Authority Chief Executive with wide experience of working at the most senior levels in government, corporate and voluntary sectors. He has a keen interest in, and has undertaken a range of leading roles across the Sport, Leisure & Cultural sectors. He is a passionate advocate for the Arts and is a Painter & Ceramicist.

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