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Iain Munro

Deputy Chief Executive
Telephone 0131 523 0027

Areas of responsibility

Iain is accountable for Creative Scotland’s operational leadership and core business oversight, ensuring the effective and efficient operation and running of the organisation. The role includes working with the Chief Executive to define, manage and build influential and effective external relationships at Executive and Board level with stakeholders across the arts, screen and creative industries. He has responsibility for the Operations, Finance, HR & Office Services, and Knowledge Planning functions helping to create a management environment that ensures that everyone is empowered to do their jobs effectively and develop new skills through continuous learning. Iain also acts as the sponsor for some of our creative programme areas.

Background and experience

Iain's earlier career saw him study music before diversifying into Economics and Surveying, becoming a specialist in Cultural Development and working internationally before returning to the UK to help establish the National Lottery for the arts. Iain was previously Co-Director of Arts at the Scottish Arts Council before joining Creative Scotland in 2010. During his former role as Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, Iain led developments in participation, equalities, audience and organisational change and development, education, learning and young people and special projects such as the London 2012 Cultural Programme in Scotland, the Year of Creative Scotland, the introduction of the Creative Place Awards and the Luminate Festival. Iain was Acting Chief Executive at Creative Scotland for 6 months during a particularly challenging period and successfully led the organisation through a stabilisation and change programme until Janet Archer's appointment in July 13.

Iain is a member of the Management Board of the National Lottery and is a National Lottery Awards Judge.