Specialist in creative and cultural industries: Realising business potential through brand identity and communications consultation. Delivering strategic and operational support with board, executive, staff teams and associates. Developing personal and organisational potential through facilitation, coaching, training and mentoring.
The annals of my career span twenty five years and are bookended with founding and running two small creative business enterprises and include several chapters of employment in marketing and public affairs at senior management level in the cultural sector. I pursued my Clore Fellowship full-time (2007 - 2008) in order to extensively expand my professional skills and horizons and build knowledge and networks in relation to leadership, multi-media communications, strategic planning, project management (Prince 2 Practitioner), coaching, facilitation and governance and business management.
Founder/Director of Stop The Pigeon Associates. I am currently taking consultancy opportunities in brand identity and business communications development and most recently supported the set-up and launch of National Theatre Wales. I also deliver professional facilitation, coaching and mentoring. Leadership opportunities in relation to creative and cultural tourism, place marketing and culture-led regeneration are of particular interest.
Description: Lesa Dryburgh CV April 2011
To expand my interest in culture, regeneration and organisational development I was seconded to Eureka! and the Clore Duffield Foundation and based in King's Cross, London. I developed knowledge of Eureka! as a successful social enterprise and researched the feasibility of establishing a commercially based organisation in London which also has strong social, educational and community purpose and can attract public sector support. The secondment involved identifing major stakeholders and key collaborators/funders from the public, private and voluntary sectors and developing and strengthening collaborations and partnerships for future potential.
To appreciate large scale outdoor production, I shadowed the joint creative producer and worked with the director of the opening event for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008. This free evening open air televised show took place on St Georges Plateau, Liverpool and included animating landmark buildings and staging an aerial spectacle performed to an estimated audience of fifty thousand and broadcast worldwide.