Meet the Board

Chair of the Board Ed Crozier

Ed Crozier
Chair of the Board of Directors

Ed Crozier is a Theatre, Film ,TV and Radio Drama Producer (and Executive Producer.) He has produced/executive produced several productions in the West End and in Scotland, including Rat Pack Confidential, Baby Doll, South Pacific, The Celtic Story and Bill Bryden's first world war epic The Big Picnic. Previously he had a 17-year career in financial services, in which he specialised in tax-efficient schemes and capital raising for the entertainment sector (which he continues to do.) Ed is a former Director of Glasgow Life , Scottish Opera , New Moves, Mayfest , a judge in the National Scottish Business Awards and is a Council & Board member of the Scottish Rugby Union. He has an expertise in Governance in both the private and public sector. His "hobby" is rugby in particular refereeing (which keeps him out of the supermarket on a Saturday!) He is currently the President of The Scottish Rugby Union  

He has served on the Board of Dance Base since 2012, and is currently Chair.

Elizabeth Mitchell
Member of the Board of Directors

Elizabeth Mitchell is a Partner at leading commercial law firm, Harper Macleod LLP, with responsibility for leading and developing their highly regarded Insurance Department. A key element of her role within the firm is to identify business development opportunities and maximise these in line with the firm’s strategic objectives. Elizabeth adopts a commercial approach in all her work and possesses skills which are transferable across all sectors – including business, arts and sport. She has a passion for creative arts and sport both as a spectator and as a keen participant in dance and yoga.

She has served on the Board since 2013.

Simon Guest
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Simon is a practising solicitor and consultant to an Edinburgh legal firm. Previously senior partner of Bell & Scott LLP, a niche property practice, he also was a Director of property development company Applecross Properties. He is a board member of Cairn Housing Association and a director of two other property-based companies. His interest are dance and music.

He has served on the Board since 2009.

Paul Blair
Member of the Board of Directors

Paul is a Head of Human Resources at the long term savings and investments company Aegon in Edinburgh. His career started at Edinburgh based finance firm Lloyds Bowmaker in Sales where he finished up as Training Manager before moving to General Electric (GE). At GE Paul gained experience in the UK and Europe and held various roles in HR Management. In the recent past he was worked with Sage Software in Newcastle and Aegon in Edinburgh in similar roles. Skills exist in all HR practices with particular depth of experience leading culture change, organisational development and design and talent management.

He has served on the Board since 2011.


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