Board and Staff

The Festivals Edinburgh board comprises the CEOs or Directors of its member festivals:


Sorcha Carey: Director, Edinburgh Art Festival

Board Members

  • Buster Howes: Chief Executive, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Belinda McElhinney: Executive Director, Edinburgh International Children's Festival
  • Dr Simon Gage OBE: Director, Edinburgh Science Festival
  • Ken Hay: CEO, Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Francesca Hegyi OBE: Executive Director, Edinburgh International Festival 
  • Shona McCarthy: Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Sophie Moxon: Operations & Finance Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Donald Smith: Director, Scottish International Storytelling Festival
  • Fiona Alexander: Producer of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Charlie Wood: Director, Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Festivals Edinburgh staff:

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