Iain Munro

Chief Executive

Telephone: 0131 523 0025

Email: [email protected]

Areas of responsibility

Iain is Chief Executive and Accountable Officer. Prior to this, he was Acting Chief Executive.

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 and grow the National Lottery for the Arts.

He held a number of roles at the Scottish Arts Council including Director of the National Lottery and Co-Director of Arts, before joining Creative Scotland as Director of Creative Development. He led developments in arts policy, participation, equalities, audience and organisational change and development, education, learning and young people and special projects such as the London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programmes in Scotland, and the development of Time to Shine, Scotland’s first National Youth Arts Strategy.

Prior to taking up his role as Acting Chief Executive in July 2018, Iain was Deputy Chief Executive at Creative Scotland and responsible for strategic leadership and core business oversight in Strategic Planning, HR, Office Services, Finance, Funding Operations, Legal Services, and ICT.

Iain is the former founding Chair of Luminate, a Board member of The National Lottery, previous Chair in Scotland of the London 2012 Legacy Trust and chaired GENERATION, the national celebration of 25 years of contemporary visual arts in Scotland. Iain also led the formation and establishment of Screen Scotland to drive forward the growth of the Screen sector in Scotland, and from December 2022, joined the UK Creative Industries Council for a term of three years.