Theatre Nemo Board

The governance of Theatre Nemo is through a board of dedicated directors. The directors have legal responsibilities both as company directors and charity trustees. The aim is for the board to represent a wide cross-section of mental health and arts sector interests across Glasgow.


Michel – Chair – Michel Syrett

Journalist and mental health researcher. Michel is a founding member of the Lived Experience Research Consortium at The Mental Health Foundation and Chair of Age in Mind, a research project funded by See Me that is examining mental health stigma in the case of older people.
He is also Mental Health Champion of the mental health service provider Action in Mind and the author of 20 books and reports on business and mental health topics.


Beth – Vice Chair – Beth MacMaster

Beth is the Children and Gender-Based Violence Justice Lead within the Criminal Justice Division in the Scottish Government.  Previously she was the National Coordinator for Independent Prison Monitoring at HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland, developing and implementing a new system for monitoring treatment, conditions and human rights in Scotland’s prisons.  Beth has worked in the justice system for over 12 years, across the community and prisons.  Her background is in applied social research.


David  – Acting Treasurer – David Walker

David Walker is an Assistant Chief Officer with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.  In his career spanning over 30 years he has accumulated a rich range of experience and expertise in the planning and delivery of health and care services across west central Scotland


Nic – Board member – Nicolas WhiteMedia and Public Affairs
Nicolas is currently interim Head of Scotland at Pancreatic Cancer UK helping to establish the charity in Scotland. He has a decade of experience working in senior roles in the third sector following a career as a communications consultant and journalist on national newspapers.


Joe – Board Member – Joe Connolly

Joe became Chief Executive Officer of Ypeople in 2007 following an extensive social work and management career in Local Authority and the Voluntary Sector.  Joe has experience of developing and managing services in Criminal/Youth Justice, children and young people services and services for people whose lives have been affected by homelessness.


Board Member – Adel Goodfellow

Adele’s currently working for COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) as a Digital Services and Learning Development Coordinator. She has ten years experience in digital marketing and social media, previously with Edrington as a Global Communications Manager and seven years in the communications team at Big Lottery Fund promoting National Lottery funding for good causes.


Board Member – Monica McGeever

Monica is an HM Inspector with Education Scotland. She has previously worked with children and young people with additional support needs and has over 25 years experience in education.


Isabel – Patron – Isabel McCue MBE