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CCA team

Director: Francis McKee
Head of Operations & Finance: Guillaume Coet

Curator: Ainslie Roddick
Public Engagement Curator: Viviana Checchia
Assistant Curator: Sabrina Henry
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: Rowan Lear

Technical Manager: Kenny Christie
Technician: John Pooley

Administrator: Tie Macbeth
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

Dr Ima Jackson is 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.

Maggie Maxwell is Vice Chair of the Board. She 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.

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.

Andrew Bell is Head of Management and Accounting and Financial Systems at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. He started his career in banking operations before gaining an accountancy degree with distinction from Glasgow Caledonian University. He is an ACCA qualified accountant and has worked across a wide range of sectors including banking, transport and criminal justice. He brings experience of financial control, technical accounting, financial strategy and governance to his role on the CCA board. Andrew has a keen interest in contemporary art, music, film and making the arts accessible for all.

Natasha Thembiso Ruwona is a visual artist, arts educator and curator in Edinburgh. Her art practice is research-based and dissects topics of post-colonialism and the processes of decolonisation through the mediums of poetry, digital art and performance. Natasha is interested in knowledge as a curatorial process that can be challenged via art and anti-colonial methods, as well as how the structures of arts institutions perpetuate whiteness. She is an Archival Researcher for the collective UncoverED which is based at Edinburgh University. Natasha also works at The Fruitmarket Gallery in multiple capacities.

Young Person Board Placement

Aayushi Gupta is a practising artist with a particular interest in critical writing on photography. Both her works and research are primarily interdisciplinary between photography, literature and philosophy. Her key concerns are understanding the evolution of various forms that media-based technologies have led to since their introduction to society; and further speculating what the future of photography will be, now that the digital image and Web 2.0 are overpowering various photographic practices.