Miles Harrison


Miles works in leadership and organisation/governance development and is an independent meeting facilitator. He has particular expertise and experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Since 1990 he has designed and delivered bespoke governance and leadership development programmes for a range of not-for-profit and public sector organisations in the UK and abroad.

He previously worked for the leadership development organisation Common Purpose as Programme Director and for the Scottish Arts Council as Senior Development Officer (National Lottery), later running the Advancement Programme - a scheme to help organisations achieve lasting positive change. Before this he was Head of Arts Business Services for Yorkshire and Humberside Arts board for eight years, and before that the Marketing Manager for the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. He is an accredited Action Learning Set facilitator and has run training programmes in coaching and mentoring.

Miles is Chair of the Board of Birds of Paradise Theatre Company and a Director on the Board of Craft Scotland, and was the Chair of the Board of the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling for five years.


Artlink Central
Arts & Business Scotland
Arts Council England
Arts Council Wales
Arts Marketing Association
Arts and Theatre Trust Fife
Atlantic College (UWC)
Bannockburn House Trust
Briggait Glasgow
British Waterways
Care Alliance Scotland
Care Inspectorate Scotland
Children in Scotland
Children's Classic Concerts
Clore Leadership Programme
Creative and Cultural Skills
Creative Dundee
Creative Scotland
Cultivate East Midlands
Cultural Leadership Programme
Dance House
Deveron Arts
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Eastgate Theatre
East Midland Participatory Arts Forum
Eden Court Theatre
Edinburgh Printmakers
Ellisland Farm Trust
Fife Centre for Equalities
Four Square Housing, Edinburgh
Giant Arts
Glasgow Grows Audiences
Hearts & Minds
Independent Theatre Council
Inclusion Alliance
Interchange London
Kirkintilloch Initiative
Live Borders
Long Term Care Alliance Scotland
Making Music
Merchant Company of Edinburgh
Maldives Police Service
May Festival, Aberdeen
Mission Models Money
Mull Theatre
Museums Galleries Scotland
National Childbirth Trust
New Moves
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
North East Arts Touring
North Edinburgh Arts
Ramblers Association, Scotland
Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Council Voluntary Organisations
Scottish Fisheries Museum
Scottish Jazz Federation
Scottish Music Centre
Scottish Mining Museum
Scottish Music Industry Association
Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Police Services Authority
Shared Care Scotland
Shetland Arts
Southbank Centre
Sri Lanka Police Service
Stirling Council
Taigh Chearsabhagh
The Audience Business
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Traditional Music Forum
Traditional Music and Song Association
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
University of Stirling
Wasps Artists Studios
West Ward Works, Dundee
York Housing Association


Experienced board development facilitator (including being a chair of a charity). Designed and delivered many leadership development programmes. Assisted in development of strategic thinking and plans at many levels in not-for-profit and public sectors.