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Who We Are

Board of Directors, a list of members of the board of Creative Renfrewshire Limited

Fiona Stuart


Fiona has over 20 years experience in marketing and commercial partnerships specializing in bringing businesses together to create greater opportunities. Currently working as a marketing consultant she also qualified in law.

Having spent many years living and working all over the world she is now back in Scotland and hopes to use her business skills to benefit the Creative Industries in Renfrewshire where she is from and where her family have lived for many years.

Billy Kinnear


I grew up in Corseford, just outside of Johnstone, and Paisley has always been my town.

I work as Head of Art & Design at West College Scotland in Paisley and have ‘served my time’ as a musician in Paisley. I currently sing and play guitar in a band that are proud to say they come from Paisley. I love all areas of the Creative Industries and have a wide spectrum of experiences in most areas. I hope to use these experiences to share, help and facilitate great creativity in the whole of Renfrewshire.

Annette Whitelaw


Annette is a Production Designer and 3D Visualizers who has 30 years working in Television, Film, Theatre, and Exhibition and more recently in Heritage.

She trained at Glasgow School Art in Theatre Design. She continued her training at the BBC Scotland as an assistant Designer. She then went to STV she was quickly promoted to Production Designer. She mainly worked in Drama at first with some other design work in other department. Latter on she mainly worked on Political and Sports Shows. In addition she worked in other genres including Commercials, Corporates, Children’s, LE,  and Gaelic.

In addition to working with the main broadcasters in Scotland she has also worked with other broadcasters, independents and theatre.

Throughout her professional career she embraced new digital technologies, incorporating them into practice including CAD, digitally designing most of her on set graphics and 3D modelling for visualization of her sets.

She returned to Glasgow School Art to study a Post graduate MSC in 3D Visualisation in International Heritage which she sees as an another form of set design that goes beyond Drama design as everything in the frame has to be backed by research.

The Visual Effects Society are advocating for Production Designers to come over into post production to continue designing their sets through post production to create  the CGI or VFX set extensions. This is the area that Annette is currently exploring as the only other area she wanted work in was SFX creating models. She also is interested I exploring 360 filming with green screen and CGI sets.

Further examples of her work can be viewed at

Liz Gardiner


Trading as Cultural Planning Practice, Liz Gardiner is a Doctoral Researcher, artist, teacher and free-lance consultant specialising in cultural planning. As a Doctoral Researcher and Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, she develops and delivers continuing professional development modules in cultural planning. As executive director of the cultural social enterprise charity, Fablevision, she develops and delivers case study examples in practice, often in partnership with other third sector organisations, community development trusts or local authorities. She is currently supporting social enterprise development in Scotland via Senscot (Scotlands national network for social entrepreneurs) and chairs Creative Renfrewshire (a collaborative network of creatives in Renfrewshire.