Panelists


At the ‘closing party’ of the summer school, nine Panelists will discuss the standout entries. We’re really excited to hear their thoughts, and are proud to share the panel below.





Cllr David McDonald


David McDonald is the SNP Councillor for Greater Pollok, the Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, Convener for culture, vibrancy & international co-operation, and Chair of Glasgow Life.

Cllr Anna Richardson


Anna Richardson graduated with an MA (hons) in Geography in 2001, and an MSc in Human Resources in 2005, as well as spending several years working in the public sector, in administrative roles. She has since gained an HND in Antenatal Education, and works part time for the national parenting charity, NCT.

She was elected as a councillor in Langside, Glasgow in 2015, and re-elected in 2017. She currently holds the position of City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction.

Anna also has three school aged children.


Jill Miller OBE


Jill provides leadership for Arts & Music, Museums and Collections as part of Glasgow Life and leads on key initiatives such as Volunteering and Equalities. She also plays a lead role for the city’s arts sector, focusing on building partnerships and enabling artists and arts organisations to develop and realise their ambitions.

Jill is passionate about connecting the international quality of Glasgow’s arts and music practice with local communities and individuals – bringing real opportunities that enrich lives.


Graeme McGowan


Graeme McGowan is Managing Director of Glasgow based creative agency JamHot.

JamHot work across digital, design, branding and integrated campaigns for clients including EventScotland, The Royal Yacht Britannia, intu Shopping Centres, Scottish Opera, Glasgow International Comedy Festival and C&C Group PLC.