She played a major role in the establishment of Scotland’s first audience development agency, The Audience Business (now Culture Republic), as well as Festivals Edinburgh, which she chaired for its first three years, and the Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

She is the Chair of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, a Trustee of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation, and served as a member of the Scottish Arts Council from 2000 to 2006, chairing its Dance Committee from 2000 to 2004 and serving as Vice Chair in 2005/2006.

She is a former board member of the Scottish Ballet, the British Arts Festivals Association, the Court of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and the Festival City Theatres Trus