Board and Staff

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


  • Dr Simon Gage OBE: Director, Edinburgh Science Festival

Board Members

  • Fiona Alexander: Producer of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Francesca Hegyi OBE: Executive Director, Edinburgh International Festival 
  • Buster Howes: Chief Executive, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Kim McAleese, Director, Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Shona McCarthy: Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Belinda McElhinney: Executive Director, Edinburgh International Children's Festival
  • Sophie Moxon: Operations & Finance Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Joan Parr: Director for Culture and Wellbeing, City of Edinburgh Council/Edinburgh's Hogmanay
  • Donald Smith: Director, Scottish International Storytelling Festival
  • vacant: Edinburgh International Film Festival

Festivals Edinburgh staff:

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