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We have a dynamic team at CCA, headed up by Francis McKee, our Director, and the Board of Directors. Find out more about Francis and the CCA Board below.

CCA team

Director: Francis McKee
Head of Operations & Finance: Ailsa Nazir

Curator: Ainslie Roddick
Public Engagement Curator: Viviana Checchia
Programme Development Manager: Kerri Moogan
Programme Coordinator: Alex Misick
Events Manager: Arlene Steven

Communications Manager: Julie Cathcart - please contact for all press enquiries.
Communications Officer: Sam Kenyon

Technical Manager: Kenny Christie
Digital Media Technician: Chris MacInnes
Technician: John Pooley

Administrator: Tie Macbeth
Operations Manager (Resources): Michael-Alan Read
Operations Manager (Building): Jon Young
Gallery Manager: Alan Kean
Duty Managers

Alternatively, you can contact our general enquiries email.

CCA Director

Francis McKee is a tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art, working on the development of open source ideologies. From 2005 to 2008 he was also curator of Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art.

He has curated many exhibitions including This Peaceful War, The Jumex Collection for the first Glasgow International in 2005; Zenomap (together with Kay Pallister), the presentation of new work from Scotland for the Venice Biennale in 2003; and he was one of the curators invited to contribute in Lyon Biennale 2007. Previously, Francis worked as a historian of medicine for the Wellcome Trust and as Head of Programme at CCA.

For the past fifteen years he has written extensively on the work of artists such as Christine Borland, Willie Docherty, Ross Sinclair, Douglas Gordon, Matthew Barney, Simon Starling, Catherine Yass, Joao Penalva, Kathy Prendergast and Pipilotti Rist. A recent collection of essays has been published and he was one of seven writers to collaborate on a sci-fi novel entitled Philip. Selections of his writing are also available on his website: francismckee.net

Board of Directors

Lauren Dyer Amazeen is Chair of the Board. She writes regularly for Artforum, and has written for Tema Celeste contemporary art magazine (Milan), Crawford fashion magazine (Athens), Paletten contemporary Swedish arts journal and ArtReview. She is a member of the Association of International Art Critics (AICA). Lauren was Director of The Kitchen, the international center for video, music, performance, dance, literature and film in New York City during the 1990s. During the 1980s she worked closely with the founders of ZKM (center for art and media technology) in Karlsruhe, Germany to design a model for bringing artists and technologies together. She curated the inaugural video exhibition Soul Search for the ZKM Multimediale 1 in 1989 and served as a consultant for the initial purchases of the ZKM's video art collection. She contributed to the 20th Anniversary publication and a contributor to the Karlsruhe Artists’ Recollection. She has given lectures around her work in the UK, Sweden and within Europe; including the Glasgow School of Art, Common Guild, Malmö Art Academy in Sweden, the ZKM and Strathallan School, Scotland. She received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and completed post graduate studies in art history with honors at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. She completed studies in visual arts and writing at Bennington College and attended the School of International Training, Vermont. Lauren is a Fellow of the RSA, London, and a member of The Frontline Club. She sits on the Council of Friends of Glasgow School of Art and is a founding Trustee of Outset Scotland. She is a Dennistoun Community Councillor in Glasgow.

Dr Ima Jackson is Vice-Chair of the Board. An experienced clinician, lecturer, researcher and project manager, she has spent most of her career working with marginalised groups: initially pregnant women in the poorest parts of London and Glasgow, and in more recent years with refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Scotland. Her research interest is in migration, in particular transnational workforce issues, ethical recruitment processes, migrant health and healthcare infrastructure needs and gendered migration policy. Her focus is on community engagement and capacity building and her work develops from a migrant perspective. She has been inspired in her career by the ability of creative arts to interpret and disseminate the complex often emotive issues within migration. She is a steering group member of GRAMNET and currently works with cross party parliamentarians, migrant organisations, activists, artists, researchers and policymakers investigating and supporting the development of Scotland’s local, national and international perspective on aspects of migration and immigration within the context of increased devolution post the independence referendum and subsequently Brexit.

Sushil K Dade - Born to Indian parents in Glasgow 1966, Sushil has been immersed and fascinated by the language of music since his early childhood living in a Maryhill tenement flat raised on a diet of his father’s collection of early Bollywood soundtracks, Indian Classical music tapes and random instruments which informed and developed his early musical life. Sushil later reverted to listening to Western Pop music and has been an active practitioner in the world of sound for over 30 + years. His work encompasses Music & Arts projects in a variety of settings in studios, locations and stages across America, India, Europe and Japan. He is currently a Content Producer for BBC Scotland and continues to work as a musician, composer and performer with his on-going collaborative project Future Pilot AKA. Dade has previously worked with Sly & Robbie, Edwyn Collins, Scanner, Alasdair Gray, Mikey Dread, Craig Armstrong & Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bill Wells, as well as members of Fire Engines, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, Belle & Sebastian, The Go-Betweens, Black Uhuru, Cornershop, Capercaille, Tigerstyle and Sonic Youth.

In his spare time, Sushil plays the electric bass, though he also has a keen interest in the Visual Arts/Photography and designs his own artworks using Indian/Pop Art images and Colour Xerography/Mixed Media Collage techniques.

Sushil has been Guest Curator for special events at Celtic Connections Festival (Jamaican Burns Night/Burns Mela), Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (Music Like A Vitamin), and has previously served as a board member with The Scottish Academy of Asian Arts co-orchestrating the 2008 Glasgow Mela. He has also been part of the Specialist Music Advisors team at the Scottish Arts Council sharing his experience and specialist knowledge in the fields of Independent, Jazz, World Electronic, Pop and Experimental music. Sushil is also a Volunteer Guide at the Hill House, Helensburgh and also Volunteer Curator/Programmer at the Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh where he regularly hosts his Cafe Improv events which have featured Jarvis Cocker, Ian Rankin, James Yorkston, King Creosote and Sun Ra collaborator Marshall Allen. Sushil is thrilled to join the board of the CCA and share his wealth of experience and passion for the Arts during this exciting time for the organisation.

Martin Minton is a solicitor at Inksters Solicitors, specialising in crofting law. He acts for a diverse range of clients across the Highlands and Islands and beyond in a variety of crofting related property matters. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Martin worked in the visual art sector, gaining experience in roles across exhibitions, press, marketing and public engagement. He was the co-founder of Sierra Metro, an artist-led exhibition space in Granton, Edinburgh. Martin is a graduate of the Fine Art Photography programme at the Glasgow School of Art.

Virginia Anderson is Head of Fundraising at Bobath Scotland. She has worked with charities, community groups, and corporate responsibility since 2001. She was previously Chair of Glasgow Fiddle Workshop and Director of Development at Scottish Ballet, with a background in a range of national charities. She brings experience of fundraising, senior management, strategy and governance in the arts and not for profit organisations. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland. Virginia has a particular interest in strategic giving and philanthropy.

Patricia Cain is a practicing artist with a special interest in art and cognition. Formerly a dual qualified lawyer, she received her PhD from GSA and teaches/talks regularly on the interplay between art, science and architecture. She won both the Aspect and Threadneedle Prizes for work undertaken whilst on-site during the construction of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum and her recent exhibitions, Drawing (on) Riverside (Kelvingrove Art Gallery) and Build (London Festival of Architecture) have focused on her deep interest in the city’s heritage within the skills of its inhabitants. Her current work focuses on how artists ‘construct’ themselves.

Maggie Maxwell worked in the visual arts sector, and at Robert Gordon University before becoming curator at Grampian Hospitals Art Trust in 1992, developing an extensive collection of art throughout healthcare facilities in the north east of Scotland, managing artist residencies and a busy gallery programme. She joined Scottish Arts Council in 2000, becoming Head of Equalities in 2006. From 2008-2010, she worked at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff as Equality and Diversity manager, and was an advisor to Arts Council Wales for the Venice Biennale. She joined Creative Scotland in 2010, retiring from the post of Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in June 2017. She is currently a Commissioner for the Poverty Truth Commission in Scotland.