Scran Academy Announce New Chief Executive!


Scran Academy is proud to announce the appointment of Darrell Williams as their new Chief Executive! Darrell will be joining the organisation following a period of significant growth and impact in the youth employability and education space.


Previously, Darrell spent five years as the Chief Operating Officer for Edinburgh Science, delivering a range of festivals and education work across the UK and overseas. Between 2011 and 2015, he was Managing Director at Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling.


Darrell moved to Scotland in 2005 and spent six years as Head of Sales and Marketing for the King's and Festival Theatres. Before that, he worked for BBC Worldwide on marketing, communication and sales campaigns for large scale events and exhibitions. When he's not at Scran, he plans to be spending time with his family walking up in the hills and serving on the board of two arts organisations.


Commenting on his appointment, Darrell said:

"Scran Academy has achieved much in relatively short time. It is an organisation with ambition and passion running through its veins. It's an honour to join them and I'm looking forward to working with the team to further grow and develop the organisation's projects, partnerships and plans."

Scran Academy Founder, John Loughton said:

"The staff team, Trustees and young people are delighted to welcome Darrell to the Scran family! The barriers that young people face in our most overlooked communities have only been exacerbated during two national lockdowns. As society begins to emerge from the pandemic, we look forward to Darrell's leadership and commitment in building a strong voice for our young people. His experience and insight will be invaluable as we embark on the next phase of our mission."

Darrell will commence as Chief Executive at the beginning of June and will begin working on the delivery of an ambitious strategy for Scran Academy stakeholders.

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