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Board Members

Heather Stuart, OnFife Chief Executive

Fife Cultural Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with the Council as its Sole Member and with charitable status.

The Trust is run by a Board of 10 Directors, 4 of whom are appointed by the Council. The organisation is headed up by a Chief Executive, Heather Stuart. (left)

Register of Interests

Our current directors are:

Esther RobertonEsther Roberton (Chair)
Esther has more than 20 years’ experience as a Chair and Non-Executive Director in organisations from small and medium sized charities to large national public bodies.  These posts have included Chair of NHS Lothian, Senior Governor at the University of Aberdeen Chair of NHS 24, Chair of NHS Fife, and Chair of the Independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services.  Esther also chaired the Edinburgh International Children’s Theatre Festival, now Imaginate, for three years. 
Brian Lawrie (Vice Chair)

Retired Accountant
Dr Frank Quinault

Retired Director of Learning & Teaching Quality, University of St Andrews.

Frank is a retired academic and former chair of the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.
Fiona DavidsonFiona Davidson

Self Employed HR Consultant
Zuleika Brett

Zuleika has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years, and specialises in fundraising to help enable charities to achieve their missions. Her experience to date includes working for organisations such as V&A Dundee, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop. Her background has given her a depth of knowledge working in a range of cultural organisations including producing theatres, museums and galleries, and securing funds to enable this work through corporate sponsorship, Trusts and private donors. Currently she works at the National Trust for Scotland, leading on Major Gifts in transformative development through philanthropy.
Councillor Lesley Backhouse

Scottish National Party; Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy


Prior to her election as a councillor, Lesley was a Forensic Accountant for the UK Government for 26 years and is currently a Registered Childminder.
Councillor Ian Cameron

Labour; Kirkcaldy East


Ian is an ex-academic, current councillor for Kirkcaldy East and Tourism spokesperson for Fife.
Councillor Jane Ann Liston

Liberal Democrats; St Andrews


Jane Ann was born in Edinburgh and has an MA and a BSc from the University of St Andrews. She is a former IT professional with a variety of financial institutions, and has been an elected representative for St Andrews for 13 years.
Councillor David Coleman

Conservative; Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Jenny Howard-Coombes 
Jenny currently heads up corporate partnerships in the National Trust for Scotland.  She was previously Executive Director and Joint CEO for the Freedom Arts Festival in Hull and Head of Media for BiP Solutions.  She has extensive stakeholder engagement experience across the public and private sectors.  
Steve Renwick 
Steve was previously a member of the senior management team at OnFife on an interim basis and is currently Director of Finance at Together for Children Sunderland Limited. His career has been in finance mostly as a consultant to public and third sector organisations. 
Jaki Jaki Carnegie 
Jaki is currently Vice Principal, Corporate Services, at Dundee and Angus College.  She had an early career as an internal auditor for Fife Council and has broad corporate services career experience in the private sector and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Her current role includes executive lead for the Gardyne Theatre for the College. 
Katie Eagleton 
Katie is currently Director of Libraries and Museums at St Andrews University.  She has had a career as a museum curator including at the British Museum and National Museum of American History in Washington and has strong culture and heritage experience and a focus on digitisation.