Festivals Edinburgh Staff
Faith Liddell, Director
Faith Liddell is an experienced director, producer and project manager who has worked in key strategic and creative roles across theatre, literature, music, film and visual arts for the last fifteen years specialising predominantly in the creation and development of festivals and festival-based programmes. She has been Director of Festivals Edinburgh since January 2007. Her freelance work has included Project Management for the National Short Story Campaign and Prize and producing for the National Theatre of Scotland. Other roles have included Director of DCA, Scotland’s leading centre for contemporary art and film, Project Manager for the Scottish Playwrights’ Studio Development Project, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Marketing Manager for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
camille mateos, Administrator [Maternity Cover]
Camille first joined Festivals Edinburgh as an intern, assisting with the organisation of PR events and travel trade initiatives. Between March 2012 and November 2012 Camille worked with the Special Projects Manager, helping to develop ambitious initiatives focusing on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games opportunities in 2012 and looking ahead to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Camille currently is the Administrator and continues to be involved in Festivals Edinburgh’s international work, working closely with individual festivals to support foreign delegations visiting Edinburgh. A French native, Camille came to Edinburgh in 2007 and graduated this year with a 1st Bachelor Degree in Festivals and Events Management. She also spent two years at JAC Travel Scotland within FIT operations.
JAMES McVEIGH, HEAD OF MARKETING AND INNOVATION
James joined Festivals Edinburgh following senior management roles with a number of organisations including Arts Council England, Salisbury International Festival and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society. He also sits on the board of New Media Scotland, the national development agency that supports forms of emergent artistic practice and seeks to innovate and challenge - aesthetically, technically and conceptually.
Jennifer Reynard, Digital and CRM Marketing Manager
Jennifer has been in post looking after digital, CRM and social communications for Festivals Edinburgh since January 2010. Jennifer cut her teeth in the fast paced world of reality television websites before moving on to specialise in website measurement, optimisation and project management. She has worked with prominent websites including VisitScotland.com and a range of FMCG brands.
Susan Russell, Marketing Manager
Susan leads on the planning and implementation of strategic campaigns which include outdoor, broadcast, print, PR and travel trade initiatives as well as supporting the Head of Marketing with corporate communications and ongoing planning. Previously, Susan spent six years at VisitScotland in consumer marketing, international PR and travel trade roles.
RACHEL SANGER, Special Projects Manager
Rachel joined Festivals Edinburgh in January 2013 as Acting Special Projects Manager, focussing on international working and programming. She splits her time between her Festivals Edinburgh role and a freelance position at the Edinburgh International Science Festival as a Project Producer. Prior to moving to Edinburgh she worked for 5 years as Projects Producer for People’s Palace Projects, an independent arts charity that advances the practice and understanding of art for social justice by creating projects in partnership with a range of arts organizations and artists with a special focus on strengthening cultural links between Brasil and the UK.
GARY STEWART, GENERAL MANAGER
Gary Stewart has recently joined Festivals Edinburgh as General Manager with a brief to join up and professionalise systems and operations, and methods of communications in-house and across the festivals as well as lead the business planning process as the organisation moves to the next exciting phase of development. Gary joined from Oval House where he was responsible for the South London theatre’s business, financial and producing activities. Previously, he was in senior management roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep and Royal Court Theatre in London.