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Myriam Madden - Director of Finance/Head of Funding and Resources

Myriam has an honours business degree from University College Cork and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Her business and finance career has spanned both the private and public sector, with previous experience in the electronics industry, financial services and the NHS. Myriam’s operational experience includes mergers and acquisitions, change management, risk management and management information programmes.

Myriam’s responsibilities in the Scottish Arts Council include finance, IT, grants administration and office services. She is actively involved with her professional institute and is a non-executive director of the worldwide governing Council of CIMA, chair of the international policy group representing members’ interests and president of the Edinburgh and Lothians branch.

Ed Cubitt

Ed Cubitt - Head of Finance

Ed's finance career begain in 1972 when he joined the finance team of The Ben Line where he gained experience in foreign exchange branch accounting and consolidations. He worked as an assistant accountant before diminishing shipping forced a career move.

In 1991 he joined John Menzies as a Warehouse Accountant where he spent four years in retail before going to Fife and working as a Finance Manager for a large furniture retailer.

Ed joined the Scottish Arts Council late in 1998 as a Finance Officer. Since then he has been involved in controlling the Council’s finances.  Ed feels he is fortunate to be with the Council during interesting and exciting times for the arts in Scotland.

Joan Macdonald

Joan Macdonald - Head of Grants

Joan Macdonald is Head of Grants.  She began her career in administration with Glasgow City Council in 1975, where she worked in a variety of roles.  In 1988, she relocated to Edinburgh and took up a post with Midlothian Council, becoming manager of the Housing Benefits team in 1989. 

She joined the Scottish Arts Council in February 1997 as Group Administrative Officer, managing administrative support to the Creative Arts Group.  In April 2001, she became Grants Administrator for Visual Arts, Crafts, and some cross council activities.  In March 2004, she was appointed as Head of Grants Administration.

Charonne Ruth

Charonne Ruth - Head of Information Communication Technology Services (ICTS)

Artist Palette; Photo: Michael Wolchover
Age of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Make-up and hair; Photo: Alan McAteer
Dancebase in Edinburgh; Photo: Michael Wolchover
WASPS studio space prop; Photo: Michael Wolchover
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