Culture Fair Work Taskforce


This short-life delivery group was created in 2024, following a commitment in the Culture Strategy Action Plan

The group will develop recommendations for actions to further implement Fair Work First in the culture sector. This included consideration of a sectoral Fair Work Agreement by 1 June 2025.


  • Briana Pegado, Independent Creative Practitioner (Chair)
  • Alastair Evans, Director, Strategy and Planning, Creative Scotland 
  • Ayo Schwartz, Head of Human Resources, National Theatre of Scotland
  • Paul McManus, Scotland Negotiations Official, BECTU – Prospect
  • BD Owens, President, Scottish Artists’ Union
  • Rosie Aspinall Priest, independent – advocate for rights of freelancers/workers in creative sector
  • Marlene Curran, National Official for Scotland, Equity
  • Marie Christie, Head of Development, EventScotland
  • Lucy Casot, Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Mairi Taylor, Executive Director, Birds of Paradise
  • Lori Anderson, Director, Culture Counts
  • Ola Wojkiewicz, Executive Director, Creative Edinburgh
  • Mark Geddes, Creative and Cultural Capital Strategy Manager, South of Scotland Enterprise
  • Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Caroline Sewell, Regional Organiser, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Musician’s Union
  • Robert Kilpatrick, CEO and Creative Director, Scottish Music Industry Association
  • Jane Muirhead, Chair of Pact Council, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Raise the Roof Productions
  • Lindsey Ross, Director of People, Historic Environment Scotland


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