Board Members


Fife Cultural Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with the Council as its Sole Member and with charitable status.

The Trust is run by a Board of 10 Directors, 4 of whom are appointed by the Council. The organisation is headed up by a Chief Executive, Heather Stuart.

The Trust currently has vacancies for independent directors which will be progressed in the near future. 

Register of Interests


Our current directors are:


Dr David Caldwell (Chair)

Retired Archaeologist, Historian and Museum Curator.

Brian Lawrie (Vice Chair)

Retired Accountant. 


Dr Frank Quinault


Frank is a retired academic and former chair of the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.


Fiona Davidson

Self Employed HR Consultant.

Zuleika Brett

Zuleika has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years, and specialises in fundraising to help enable charities to achieve their missions. Her experience to date includes working for organisations such as V&A Dundee, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop. Her background has given her a depth of knowledge working in a range of cultural organisations including producing theatres, museums and galleries, and securing funds to enable this work through corporate sponsorship, Trusts and private donors. Currently she works at the National Trust for Scotland, leading on Major Gifts in transformative development through philanthropy. 

Councillor Lesley Backhouse

Scottish National Party; Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy


FROM 14 JULY 2017

Prior to her election as a councillor, Lesley was a Forensic Accountant for the UK Government for 26 years and is currently a Registered Childminder.

Councillor Ian Cameron

Labour; Kirkcaldy East


FROM 14 JULY 2017

Ian is an ex-academic, current councillor for Kirkcaldy East and Tourism spokesperson for Fife.

Councillor Jane Ann Liston

Liberal Democrats; St Andrews


FROM 14 JULY 2017

Jane Ann was born in Edinburgh and has an MA and a BSc from the University of St Andrews. She is a former IT professional with a variety of financial institutions, and has been an elected representative for St Andrews for 13 years.

Councillor David Coleman

Conservative; Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

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