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Cate Nelson-Shaw

Cate Nelson-Shaw, a Board Member, stands in a garden wearing a pink jacket and blouseCate Nelson-Shaw brings to the board a passion, enthusiasm and overview across a breadth of cultural and art forms as well as practical insights from her marketing career, working with colleagues in the nation’s creative industry.  She graduated from The University of Edinburgh with an MA in English Literature & English Language before beginning her career as a graduate for an international plc.

Since then Cate has created and delivered both strategic marketing and marketing communications solutions, from both a client and an agency perspective and Cate is now Marketing Director for Investors in People Scotland. She is regularly invited to speak at events and is often commissioned to write features for national and local media.

Her current non-executive portfolio also includes: Influencing Others board committee member for Changing the Chemistry and Business Mentor for Edinburgh Research & Innovation; and for 6 years Cate was a non-executive director of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

Cate is a dancer - mainly ballet, a dedicated lifelong interest – and hugely enjoys engaging with and participating in Scotland’s vibrant cultural industries, including with her young family.