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06/06/13 11:05

New Creative Scotland Chief Executive

Culture Secretary welcomes the appointment of Janet Archer.

Welcoming the appointment of Janet Archer as Creative Scotland's new Chief Executive, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:

“I am pleased that Creative Scotland’s Board has chosen Janet Archer as the new Chief Executive. There was unprecedented interest in the post and a very strong and diverse range of candidates, demonstrating the high regard in which Scottish culture and creative excellence is rightly held.

“Janet has worked across the wider arts and creative industries with a recent focus on the quality of arts leadership and increasing access to culture for all. She has a clear understanding of the context of cultural provision in Scotland, in addition to extensive experience in the field of dance.

“She will be key to driving forward Creative Scotland’s work to increase the appreciation and celebration of Scotland’s cultural achievements and rich creative talent, both in this country and internationally.”

Notes to editors

Creative Scotland announced its new Chief Executive this morning: tiny.cc/2g48xw