New chairwoman for arts agency

Shetland Arts has appointment a chairwoman following the resignation of Danus Skene earlier this year.

Lorraine Hall takes over the reins as chairwoman of the SADA board of trustees. Originally from Motherwell, she was educated at Glasgow and DeMontfort Universities and worked in finance and human resources for a number of notable companies, including a stint at the head office of Boots in Beeston. She moved to Shetland in 2003 to take up the post of Director of Human Resources and Support Service for NHS Shetland.

Shetland Arts chairwoman Lorraine Hall.
Shetland Arts chairwoman Lorraine Hall.

Mrs Hall has a keen interest in the arts, and describes her taste as “eclectic” – covering everything from Abba to ZZ Top, with Bach and Puccini in between. She is also a fan of ballet, theatre and film. Having worked with Shetland Arts in an advisory capacity since 2014, her background in economics, accounts and HR makes her “the ideal choice to guide the organisation into its future”.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be chair, and am looking forward to getting to know the businesses, staff and volunteers that make Shetland Arts such a wonderful organisation to be part of.”

Shetland Arts general manager Graeme Howell said: “Lorraine will be an invaluable asset to the organisation and I am looking forward to working with her to take SADA into the next phase of its development.”

More in Friday’s Shetland Times.


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