Lynne Carr to Retire in April 2015

Wed 18th February 2015

lynne carrLynne Carr, Chief Executive of Impact Arts, is to retire in
April 2015.

Lynne joined Impact Arts in 2012 and has been instrumental
in re-shaping the organisation through a period of change, including
participating in Big Lottery’s Better By Design programme to support
organisational change through re-design of its business model and services.

Paying tribute to her time as Chief Executive, Chair of
Impact Arts John Downie said:

“Lynne has been a tremendous asset for Impact Arts, steering
the organisation forwards in a tough and changing funding climate. She has been
a fantastic advocate for Impact Arts and extremely passionate about the
transformational work of the organisation across Scotland.”

Lynne previously worked for over thirty years in business
development, housing and community regeneration, working throughout the UK for
local authorities, housing associations and charities. She has been Chief
Executive of a number of third sector organisations, such as Cube Housing
Association and River Clyde Homes, and also ran a successful consultancy
business, specialising in interim management, governance and strategic

Lynne said:

“Impact Arts has been an amazing organisation to work for – a
fantastic staff team and supportive board. I’ve learnt so much here and wish
everyone the best for the future”.

The Board at Impact Arts will be putting interim arrangements in place
to ensure a smooth transition on Lynne’s departure. The organisation has a new
Strategic Plan and has made new appointments recently to the Senior Team,
including Lisa Maclean, formerly Director of The International Network of
Street Papers, as Business Development Director and Fiona Doring, Head of
Fundraising at Impact Arts.



For more
information please contact [email protected] or 0141 575 3001.

Lisa Maclean

Lisa joined Impact Arts from Activpayroll, a global payroll and HR
services company. She is also an Entrepreneurship Fellow of the Saltire
Foundation, having spent four months at Babson College, America’s top ranked
university for entrepreneurship in 2013. Prior to this, Lisa spent eight years
as Executive Director of the International Network of Street Papers. She has
worked in the field of homelessness, independent media and social care for a
number of years. Lisa has a Masters Degree in Development Studies and an
undergraduate degree in Russian and History.

Fiona Doring

Fiona has worked with Impact Arts for over ten years and has held a
number of roles including Arts and Regeneration Manager, Innovation and
Development Manager and more recently Freelance Business Development and
Fundraiser. A graduate in Fine Arts of Edinburgh University and Edinburgh
College of Art, Fiona began her career as an Arts Educator before moving to
Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen as Project Curator. She was also an Artist in
Residence at Fettes College Edinburgh and travelled abroad extensively in
Europe and Australia developing her artistic skills.

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