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BTO lawyer joins Edinburgh Festival trustee board
A senior associate with BTO solicitors has been announced as one of several new members of the board of trustees of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Marion Davis brings 17 years' experience of specialising in charity and related areas of law as well as from her role of chair of Project Ability, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and mental ill health to achieve their artistic potential.
For the first time in the Festival's 73-year history the board will have a female majority. Other new appointees include Leonie Bell, cultural leader at Renfrewshire Council; Chris Condron, director of digital products at the BBC; Ann Henderson, rector of the University of Edinburgh; Ken Skeoch, chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen; and award-winning journalist Yasmin Sulaiman.
Ms Davis commented: “I am excited and proud to be part of this forward thinking board. My talented counterparts come from a wide variety of sectors and I look forward to working with new and existing board members for this inspiring and internationally renowned festival.”