Graeme Howell

General Manager, Shetland Arts Development Agency

Graeme joined Shetland Arts Development Agency in December 2014 to manage its three venues and oversee its extensive program of support and delivery. Graeme previously worked as a Senior Manager for a private creative education provider managing ten colleges across the UK and as the Director of a 2000 seat concert hall in Bristol where he delivered a £20 million redevelopment project. Other experience includes working as the head of operations for a countywide festival as well as having held a number of third sector trustee positions.

Graeme recently completed an ILM post graduate qualification in strategic leadership and executive management and has an IDeA Future Leadership Qualification from Ashridge Business School.

Graeme has experience of working in, and working with, rural communities having run region wide projects across the South West of England and is passionate about what can be achieved when communities are properly empowered and engaged.