The Pavilion Team
If you would like to join the Pavilion team, click here for information on current job opportunities.
Janet, Countess of Cromartie
The Viscount Gough
Mr. John R. MacLean
All SPA Board members are voluntary, several devote a great deal of time to the Pavilion and all contribute to its success in different ways.
|Julian has been a resident of Strathpeffer since 2003. Formerly a
director of a leading transportation planning consultancy, he is an expert
in the planning of large scale developments, especially retail schemes. He
has acted as an expert witness at numerous public inquiries and planning appeals. Julian was appointed to the Board in May 2010 and succeeded
Hugh MacKay as Chairman.
Jane Chisholm LlB, DipLP, NP
Vice Chair and
Originally from the Central Belt, Jane is married to a local farmer and
has lived in the Highlands for over 20 years. A qualified solicitor, she is
Senior Partner of TSH Burns & Son in Dingwall.
Peter joined the Board in the summer of 2008, with a particular focus on marketing activities. He has an advertising agency background and lives in Strathpeffer with his wife Fran and three children. Peter is also a director/trustee of the Highland Museum of Childhood and of Coaching Highland.
|Paul Capewell BSc (Econ), ACA
|Paul was appointed to the Board in September 2012. He lives on
the Black Isle and is a Director of A9 Accountancy Limited.
|Nick Fearne||Nick recently joined the Board with special responsibility for the
arts. He is also Arts Development Officer for Moray Council
and lives in Dingwall.
|Peter McKay||Peter McKay of McKay Media was appointed to the Board in
December 2012 to advise on PR and media management. Although
he lives in Inverness he has been interested in Strathpeffer since
he first moved to the Highlands.
|Hamish Polson||Hamish farms pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle, is an architectural technician and is also very well known in the world of Scottish
Head of Membership
|Margaret is a pharmacist and has lived in the village for over 30 years.
She is a founder member of "Victorian Strathpeffer", Trustee of the
Highland Museum of Childhood and a member and past Captain of
Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club.
|Frances Williams||Although Frances was born in Dingwall, she grew up in Hertfordshire,
moving to Strathpeffer in 1996. Her career experience was in HR, latterly
with SGL Technic in Muir of Ord. She also ran her own successful business,
Nutwood Preserves, for several years. As a member of the Friends of the
Pavilion committee and organiser of Friends craft fairs in the Pavilion,
Frances has already been a key part of the Pavilion team for some time.
She joined the Board in May 2011.
The Highland Council also appoints two representatives to the SPA Board, who are currently:
|General Manager||Andrea Muir|
|Arts admin. & Conference
|Event Managers||Andrew MacRae
Mary Dawn Mohun
|Marketing Officer/Website||Margaret Macdonald|
|Wedding & Function
Plus a rotating team of staff who man the bar during events. We are continually expanding our pool of casual staff to work in the bar and/or assist with events. If you are interested in joining this team, click here to download information and an application form.
Friends of the Pavilion
Also very much part of the Pavilion team are the voluntary group of some 200 Friends of the Pavilion who, as well as paying an annual subscription of £15 (£25 for a couple), organise fund-raising events throughout the year to buy, improve and maintain equipment and facilities that are essential to the Pavilion's success. They work extremely hard but also manage to have a lot of fun in the process! You can download further information about the Friends and an application form here. Friends receive advance information about Pavilion events, priority booking and are invited to the preview night of the annual Art Fair.