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Jo McLean as Director of Craft Central

Jo McLean as Director of Craft Central

July 1, 2022

Craft Central is pleased to announce that Jo McLean has joined Craft Central as its new Director.

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Jo, a former classical musician, is a relationship builder with over 10 years’ experience transforming and running productive organisations. She has worked as a CEO, consultant, and producer across the UK supporting creative individuals’ and organisations’ strategic direction. Jo has also worked internationally, commissioning small and large-scale works across a wide range of art forms as part of the European network INSITU. In 2019, she undertook a Saltire Fellowship in Scotland and the US, and is currently on the advisory group for the Leeds Centre for Cultural Value as well as a Chair of CHARTS, a Scottish Charity which supports Sector development.

"I’ve always been driven to support individuals and organisations, so Craft Central is the perfect place to do both!  I’m keen to realise the potential offered by the wonderful space and the creative communities both within and outside the organisation - finding ways to support and enhance creative opportunities and the positive impact this can have on our health and wellbeing" said Jo.

We are delighted Jo will be leading Craft Centrals’ strategic direction as well as helping to secure funding and implementing a programme of exciting new initiatives.

With Jo at the helm and a new board of excellent trustees, Craft Central is looking forward to an exciting future working with its creative community.

If you would like to get in touch with her please contact her at jo.mclean@craftcentral.org.uk