Lynne Carr to Retire in April 2015
Lynne 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 planning.
“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.
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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 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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