the board of trustees
Glasgow Print Studio is a charitable trust and has a Board of Trustees who are responsible for its good governance. We invite people with experience in finance, marketing, journalism, and law as well as from the arts to assist in the support and development of GPS.
The maximum number on the Board is twelve. Board members retire by rotation after three years and may offer themselves for re-election once.
We are always interested to hear from people who may wish to join the Board, and there are opportunities also to be part of the sub-committees that consist of Board members, staff and members of the Print Studio: Exhibitions, Marketing & Fundraising, Education, Finance.
REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2014
The trustees who are also directors of the charity for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006, present their report with the financial statements of the charity for the year ended 31 March 2013. The trustees have adopted the provisions of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) 'Accounting and Reporting by Charities' issued in March 2005.
The Board of Trustees 2015
Jill Brown (Vice Chair)
I have had the pleasure of sitting on the board of the Glasgow Print Studio for a number of years now. I am a solicitor, heading up the Projects team in Clydesdale Bank. Law has not graced me with many artistic skills but it makes it all the more satisfying to enjoy the fantastic art that is produced at GPS, and to see people of all ages and stages getting involved in print making.
Italian born and raised, I moved to Glasgow in 1996 following a year as an exchange student at Glasgow Caledonian and fell in love with what this city and Scotland have to offer.
An accountant by trade, I'm involved in Finance, currently working for BSkyB as Financial Controller and Chair of the networking Glasgow group, Women in Banking and Finance. I love prints and etchings, some of which I have inherited from my family.
I have many good memories of my time at Glasgow Print Studio, where I have had a long association, as an artist, tutor and Education Coordinator.
Since 2002 I have worked for Glasgow Museums, currently as Digital & New Media Manager, previously as Senior Learning & Access Curator for 9 years, and Temporary Museum Manager at the Gallery of Modern Art.
I am delighted to be returning as a member of the Board and working with everyone towards a vibrant future for Glasgow Print Studio.
Jo Ganter RSA (Chair)
I am a full-time artist and part-time lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. Print has always been my major means of expression. I’ve worked in print workshops in America and Europe, but Glasgow Print Studio has been essential to my practice for twenty years, providing printing presses, chemistry and a laboratory of technical expertise for my work. I’m happy to be able to give something back by working on the Management Board.
I am a full time artist, having graduated from Glasgow School of Art fifteen years ago. I now am a member and work from GPS where I tutored the Evening classes in Relief printing for twelve years and enjoyed it thoroughly. Having a great interest in GPS and all its goings on, I am pleased to be a member of the board.
Since 2014 I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a GPS board member and I’ve enjoyed supporting the studio’s innovative, world-class work.
Having previously worked as a journalist and press officer, I currently work as a communications strategist for the Scottish Government, in the Culture, Europe and External Affairs Directorate.
With qualifications in communications and journalism, I have diverse professional experience across journalism, publishing, broadcasting, marketing, design and brand strategy. I live with my family in Glasgow, where I also work at creative agency D8. Glasgow Print Studio is a great place where amazing things happen, but more people could know about it. I hope to work with everyone at the studio to make sure they do.
Gregor Smith RSW
Since becoming a member of the Glasgow Print Studio about ten years ago I have used the excellent workshop facilites regularly. Workshop, shop and gallery, have allowed me both to develop avenues of expression and keep me in regular dialogue with other artists. Being a member of the board will give me opportunity to be more closely involved with decision making and working towards the future of Glasgow Print Studio.