Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of OUTSPOKEN ARTS SCOTLAND LIMITED is a voluntary membership group of non-executive company directors. The Board meets four or five times per year as well as officiating at a few key public events. Board members are entirely voluntary/unpaid and cannot enter into production or service contracts or be employed or remunerated by the Charity.

The role of Board members is to provide governance and support to the small staff team in the development and delivery of its programme of activities, policies and practices. The Charity is regulated by OSCR and the role of board members/trustees is governed by the following guidance 

The organisation is seeking a number of new Board members to bring additional marketing, finance and fundraising skills and as well as gender balance.
Interested individuals willing to be considered as potential Board members should email a CV to

Steven Thomson, Company Secretary


Lisa Charlwood-Green CHAIR
Lisa, Founder and Director of The WOW Network, has actively championed for LGBT equality and diversity for over 17 years, starting with her work at LGBT Switchboard as a trained counselor, through to volunteering with LGBT Youth, LGBT Health and Wellbeing and LEAP Sports.

Lynn Sheridan
Lynn Sheridan has worked in social work for several years before taking up a teaching role in 2004 at Glasgow Caledonian Univesity.

Michael McEwan
Michael McEwan is a champion for people with disabilities. He is a broadcaster, journalist, public speaker and presenter. He has a varied experience in media, as a presenter of Rock Sport Radio a weekly magazine show, dedicated entirely to disability sports news, events and interviews. He was Chair or East Renfrewshire Disability Action. He is a regular contributor to the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS). 

Gail Hunter BSc (Hons) is Collections Management Officer at Paisley Museum.  A trained conservator, Gail has over twenty-five years’ experience of working large scale projects, including moving the Royal Armouries collection from the Tower of London to the purpose-built museum in Leeds; setting up a new conservation workshop to conserve arms and armour for the redisplay of the White Tower, London; Collections Manager for Gosport Borough Council, helping deliver the brand-new Naval Armament Museum; and Glasgow City Council working on the HLF-funded Kelvingrove New Century Project. 

Eleanor Collier is the General Manager of Kiloh Konstructions Ltd. She is an experienced project manager is for all aspects of the operation and business development of a construction and maintenance company working primarily in the licensed trade in the West of Scotland.  Eleanor has had a long career in the licensing trade, hospitality and leisure sector, and was also a Business Development Leader in strategic asset planning for Glasgow Housing Association.

* Note: the charity changed its name in August 2015.
It was formerly known as Gala Scotland Ltd and traded as the Glasgay! festival.

Outspoken Arts Scotland Ltd is a Company Ltd by Guarantee SC157153, a Scottish Charity SC023620 and registered for VAT 797 3863 59