Our Team

The team here at Culture Republic are the people who make things happen. We put our diverse skills and experience to good use for you. Take a look below.

Julie Tait

Julie Tait

Chief Executive

We work with people like you across Scotland who want to grow. We help them to understand who their audiences are, who they could be and how to reach them. My role is to provide the vision and leadership to deliver that mission.

Research Team

The research team develop and deliver research projects which help cultural organisations understand who their audiences are, who they could be, and how to reach them.
Charlotte Wilson

Charlotte Wilson

Research Director

I always say that the thing that makes me a good researcher is that I’m a naturally curious person. I lead the development of our economic impact studies.

Clair Gilchrist

Clair Gilchrist

Research Director

I’ve got a strong grounding in how learning and outreach links with engagement. Based in Edinburgh I’m our local expert on the festivals.

Clare McAndrew

Clare McAndrew

Researcher

I’m our in-house expert on disability access and especially the Equalities Act, and have a background in policy-relevant research.

Elise Livingstone

Elise Livingstone

Research Assistant

I have experience researching audiences in both the private and public sectors. As Research Assistant I support our team in turning data into insight, from focus groups to online surveys.

Neil Simpson

Neil Simpson

Researcher

I bring an artist’s perspective to the team. (I make unusual and experimental music in my spare time.) I've got a decade’s experience in research in public policy and in the private sector.

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Marketing & Communications Team

Ashley Smith-Hammond

Ashley Smith Hammond

Content Producer

I create resources that help cultural organisations engage more effectively with their current and potential audiences.

Ela Zych-Watson

Ela Zych-Watson

Partnerships and Networks Manager

I programme events that bring people together and build their skills. I also support and develop our partner network.

Gemma Berry

Gemma Berry

Marketer

I help us and our partners deliver creative communications and engaging marketing.

Jack Perry

Jack Perry

Marketing Assistant

I use a wide range of digital media skills to produce creative multi-media content.

Paul Hanrahan

Paul Hanrahan

Marketing Manager

I help organisations promote themselves through their websites, their social media and their marketing.

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Delivery Team

Alan Ballany

Alan Ballany

Strategic Planning Director

I help us work better/more effectively so that our services are accessible and affordable.

Alasdair Campbell

Alasdair Campbell

Data & Systems Developer

I make sense of data and get digital tools and technology to work for you.

Kirsty McKenzie

Kirsty McKenzie

Finance and Admin Manager

I maintain our operational integrity to create a sustainable organisation and a bodacious working environment.

Richie Brown

Richie Brown

Operations Assistant

I support our team to work better to create a sustainable organisation and a great working environment.

Our board

Culture Republic’s Board of Directors is made up of senior practitioners whose expertise and enthusiasm steers and supports the work of our organisation.

Our Board