The Touring Network (Highlands & Islands) are pleased to announce the appointment of Jo McLean as their Chief Executive Officer, a new post that has been created in order to consolidate and grow this innovative and creative company in one of the most spectacular regions of Scotland.

A former classical musician, who has played and toured with world class orchestras including the Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera and BBC orchestras, Jo joined the team at Cove Park in 2006, supporting the visual arts and crafts residencies and developing a series of music residencies to support emerging musicians and composers. In 2011 Jo became senior producer for UZ Arts where she developed and produced a wide range of festivals and events, including one of the signature events for Homecoming 2014 – the International Launch of The Kelpies and the John Muir Festival. Jo has worked as a consultant and producer across Scotland and internationally, commissioning small and large scale works across a wide range of art forms. More recently she has specialised in site responsive work in a European context.

“I am delighted to be joining the Touring Network and am very much looking forward to continuing the exciting work already under way.” Jo McLean

Jo will take up the post of Chief Executive Officer on 17 August 2015.

For more information, contact Rhiannon McIntyre, Services Manager, on 01463 231328 or hello@thetouringnetwork.com.

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