Impact Arts appoints new Chief Executive

Impact Arts appoints new Chief Executive
Impact Arts, by Susan Aktmel

Hi Everyone,

I’m thrilled to let you know that Impact Arts has appointed Lynne Carr as its new chief executive!

I couldn’t have wished for a better person to hand it over to after 18 years. Lynne, who is currently chief executive of River Clyde Homes, the Greenock-Based housing association, will begin her new role on 1 May. She will take over the lead role from me next week, and I will still be involved going forward in Impact Arts a part-time ambassadorial  role.

Lynne said:  “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of Impact Arts and build on  Susan’s achievements. I am looking forward to meeting all our existing partners and making new ones as we develop new projects. It is challenging times for the charity sector as a whole but with the excellent team at Impact Arts, I know that we can continue to grow the organisation and accomplish even more success."

John Downie,  our Chair said: “The appointment of someone of Lynne Carr’s standing is a clear sign not only of what Impact Arts has achieved but of where it wants to go in future. With Lynne’s appointment and with the contribution of Susan and all of the team at Impact Arts I know we are best placed to take the organisation’s vision and arts-based way of working into more and more communities.”

I am sure you will enjoy working with Lynne in the coming weeks and months, and I very much look forward to welcoming her into our organisation.