Lynne Carr, Chief Executive of Impact Arts, is to retire in April 2015

Lynne Carr, Chief Executive of Impact Arts, is to retire in April 2015

Lynne joined Impact Arts in 2012
and has been instrumental in re-shaping the organisation through a period of change,
including participating in Big Lottery’s Better By Design programme to support
organisational change through re-design of its business model and services.

Paying tribute to her time as
Chief Executive, Chair of Impact Arts John Downie said:

“Lynne has been a tremendous
asset for Impact Arts, steering the organisation forwards in a tough and
changing funding climate. She has been a fantastic advocate for Impact Arts and
extremely passionate about the transformational work of the organisation across

Lynne previously worked for over
thirty years in business development, housing and community regeneration, working
throughout the UK for local authorities, housing associations and charities.
She has been Chief Executive of a number of third sector organisations, such as
Cube Housing Association and River Clyde Homes, and also ran a successful
consultancy business, specialising in interim management, governance and
strategic planning.

Lynne said:

“Impact Arts has been an amazing
organisation to work for – a fantastic staff team and supportive board. I’ve
learnt so much here and wish everyone the best for the future”.

The Board at Impact Arts will be putting
interim arrangements in place to ensure a smooth transition on Lynne’s
departure. The organisation has a new Strategic Plan and has made new appointments
recently to the Senior Team, including Lisa Maclean, formerly Director of The
International Network of Street Papers, as Business Development Director and
Fiona Doring, Head of Fundraising at Impact Arts.



For more information please contact or 0141 575 3001.


in 1994, Impact Arts is a national community arts charity and social
enterprise. Our mission is to help people change their lives through creativity
and the arts. We achieve social change by the following means:

Inspiration – We inspire more people to feel aspirational, optimistic,
confident and self-motivated

Potential – We enable more people to have more choices in routes to achieve
their potential

Empowerment – We ensure that more people are aware of their strengths and
capabilities and the opportunities that may be available to them

Talent Development – We support more people to develop their talents within
creative industries

Each year we engage thousands of people
of all ages through quality, accessible arts and cultural experiences. We use
innovation and enterprise and collaborate with like-minded partners to
transform lives and make social change happen.


Lisa Maclean

Lisa joined Impact Arts from
Activpayroll, a global payroll and HR services company. She is also an
Entrepreneurship Fellow of the Saltire Foundation, having spent four months at
Babson College, America’s top ranked university for entrepreneurship in 2013.
Prior to this, Lisa spent eight years as Executive Director of the
International Network of Street Papers. She has worked in the field of
homelessness, independent media and social care for a number of years. Lisa has
a Masters Degree in Development Studies and an undergraduate degree in Russian
and History.

Fiona Doring

Fiona has worked with Impact Arts for
over ten years and has held a number of roles including Arts and Regeneration
Manager, Innovation and Development Manager and more recently Freelance
Business Development and Fundraiser. A graduate in Fine Arts of Edinburgh
University and Edinburgh College of Art, Fiona began her career as an Arts
Educator before moving to Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen as Project Curator.
She was also an Artist in Residence at Fettes College Edinburgh and travelled
abroad extensively in Europe and Australia developing her artistic skills.


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