Listen to talks and summaries by both chair people, Hilary Carty and Moira Jeffrey here: soundcloud.com/triggerstuff/sets/lab-a-conversation-about
Hilary is an independent coach
and consultant specialising in leadership development, management and organisational change. Consulting projects include international research for Creative Scotland; MA course development, Australia; organisation development, Nottingham; and facilitation for organisations, projects and programmes nationally.
Prior to working independently, Hilary was the Director of the Cultural Leadership Programme culturalleadership.org.uk, a £22m government investment in excellence in leadership within the UK cultural and creative industries.
Earlier roles include Director, London (Arts) at Arts Council England; Director, Culture and Education at London 2012; and Director, Dance at Arts Council England.
An experienced Facilitator, Chair and Speaker, Hilary is a qualified coach with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; and a qualified Organisation Development Consultant with the NTL Institute, UK.
She is also a Visiting Professor at Kufstein University, Austria.
Moira is a journalist and writer based in Glasgow. She regularly comments on the visual arts for both print and broadcast media and is currently art critic of Scotland on Sunday newspaper.
In the last decade she has published reviews, articles and catalogue essays for publications including The Guardian, Tate Magazine, Contemporary Magazine, Modern Painters, AN and The Map. She is a regular talking head on the arts for BBC Scotland TV and radio and an occasional voice on BBC Radios 4, 3 and 2.
In 2004 she wrote and presented the BBC Scotland documentary Hanging in Parliament on the visual art programme conceived for the Scottish Parliament building. Recently her short fiction has appeared in the magazine 2HB. Moira has sat on a number of advisory boards including those of the Glasgow International Festival and the Scotland pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
In 2006/7 she spent a year at the Scottish Arts Council specialising in support for individual visual artists. She currently teaches features journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, is a guest lecturer at Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenberg and recently undertook a critical writing residency at Cove Park. She has degrees in art history, politics and law and is a former solicitor specialising in family law.
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