Graeme Howell

Chief Executive

Graeme Howell has had a diverse career that has included stints as a professional musician and a debt collector. He has extensive experience working in the creative sector, managing the 2000 seat Colston Hall, now Bristol Beacon, and delivering the £20million first phase of its redevelopment. Graeme has also been the Head of Operations for the countywide Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Sales Manager for Nottingham Playhouse and worked in the bar and box office of The Turner Simms in Southampton, where he started his career volunteering as crew in exchange for concert tickets. Prior to moving to Shetland, he was part of the senior leadership team for Access to Music, directing the work of ten FE/HE creative industries education institutions.
Graeme has been a trustee of Mind Your Head and an advisor on the LEADER funding scheme in Shetland and is currently an independent director of Shetland UHI and a volunteer with CRUK Relay for Life Shetland.

Creative Opportunities

Bryan Peterson

Outreach and Learning Lead

Fraser Mouat

Education Manager

Kathryn Spence

Creative Project Manager


Jonathan Ritch

Production and Facilities Lead

Tim Matthew

Studio Technician

JJ Jamieson

Cinema Technician

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Angus Leask

Maintenance Technician

Wendy Tulloch

Head of Customer Services


Esther Renwick

Sales & Communication, Leadership Team

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Adam Doughton

Marketing Officer

Graeme Taylor

Marketing Assistant

Tara Thomson

Marketing Officer

Tessa Huntley

Marketing Officer

Kirstie Clubb

Marketing Officer


Jane Matthews

Exhibitions Manager/Creative Project Manager

Jenny Leask

Film Programmer

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Floortje Matthew

Programme Manager

(Currently on maternity leave)

Rachel Dominy

Commissioning, Leadership Team

Karlyn Garrick

Performing Arts and Festivals Programmer (maternity cover)

Organisational Support

Kerry Llewellyn

Support Lead

Kerry Llewellyn started her career with Baker Tilly gaining her CA qualification whilst working as an auditor. During this time she specialised in the audit of Charities and Registered Social Landlords. After qualifying as a CA Kerry decided the time was right to move away from auditing and joined Shetland Charitable Trust for a short period before joining Shetland Arts.

Kerry has been a Committee member of Hjaltland Housing Association and is currently a volunteer with CRUK Relay for Life Shetland and the treasurer for the Pony Breeders of Shetland Association.

Irene Sandison

Finance Assistant

Alison Eunson


Ruth Oliver

Commercial Development

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Sarah Carr


Kathy Hubbard



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