Steven Thomson, Creative Director/CEO & Company Secretary
T: +44(0)141 552 7575
M: +44(0)776 272 2460
Steven has worked in the professional performing arts since 1983. He has worked at Glasgow’s Tron, Tramway, King’s and Mitchell Theatres as well as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). He followed that with a large scale project, The Big Picnic, with Bill Bryden and Promenade Productions. He worked subsequently for the Scottish Claymores and from 1998-2003 he was Administrative Director for New Moves International Ltd, producers of the New Territories festival. He ran the Glasgay! festival from 2004-2014 and subsequently transition the company into Outspoken Arts Scotland. He has also consulted, as a Creative Producer, for Renfrewshire Council supporting its Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture bid and an Event Legacy plan 2018-2022. Steven is the Co-chair of Erskine Music & Media Studios CIC and a lay committee member of the Paisley Art Insitute.
Alphonso Harrison, Engagement Manager
T: +44(0)141 847 1122 | M: +44(0)759 891 1026
Alphonso joined the Company as initially our Administrator in April 2007. He was previously Ticketing Director for NFL Europe League’s Scottish Claymores and England Monarch’s American football teams. He was also Box Office Manager for Promenade Production’s The Big Picnic at Harland & Wolff Engine Shed. Alphonso most recently worked for US military defence contractor Northrop Grumman. in his newly reformed post Alphonso will look after most aspects of artists, communities and participants engagement activities as well as programme and event management.
Lisa Watt, PR & Marketing Manager
T: +44(0)141 847 1122
Lisa re-joins the Company after a spell of working on major events such as the Mackintosh Festival and other work with Glasgow’s Merchant Square. She is also from Paisley and lives in the area. Lisa brings a wealth of experience in public relations, advertising, publishing and press campaigning. Lisa will be in post from Sep 2018.
Gillian Lochhead, Marketing Officer
T: +44(0)141 847 1122
Gillian Lochhead joined the company in August 2018 as a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art where achieved a BA Hons in Communication Design. Gillian will be responsible for all social media, marketing activities in support of our engagement plans and events programme.