Director Category: Board of Directors


Test Michael Moore

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Lynsey Graham

Lynsey Graham Lynsey Graham

Lynsey earned a degree in Communications at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2000. She has since worked in media for 20 years, including The Scotsman and global media company Bauer Media. She joined Scottish Borders Council earlier this year as Senior Communications and Marketing Officer. Alongside her roles in media, Lynsey has also been an […]

Susan Windram

Susan Windram Susan Windram

Susan joined Borders Book Festival as a trustee in March 2016. For the past 16 years she has worked as a newspaper group editor. She spent 10 years at The Southern Reporter managing six titles in the Scottish Borders. For the past six years she has worked for Wyvex Media as group editor of The […]

James Hutchison

James Hutchison James Hutchison

Jim is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BAdmin (Honours) degree from The University of Dundee. He joined Mainetti in 1992 as a Financial Manager, having previously worked with Ernst and Young. During his time with Mainetti he has held a number of senior financial and management roles including leading the UK’s recycling and reuse […]

Vivian French

Vivian French Vivian French

Vivian French is the author of over 300 books for children: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She travels widely visiting schools, libraries and book festivals talking about stories, illustration, reading and writing, and – since Covid – also online events. She has worked behind the scenes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Boswell Book Festival, Wigtown […]

Michael Moore

Michael Moore Michael Moore

Michael Moore has chaired the board of the book festival since 2016, having been an enthusiastic supporter since its inception, both as a local resident and in his previous role as Member of Parliament for the area. Michael is a chartered accountant by profession and is currently the Director General of the British Private Equity […]

Paula Ogilvie

Paula Ogilvie Paula Ogilvie

Paula has more than twenty years’ experience in the events and arts sector, and first became involved in Borders Book Festival in its inaugural year in 2004. She co-programmes with fellow Creative Director, Alistair Moffat, and is also responsible for ensuring a wide range of other aspects of the festival are successfully delivered, including fundraising, […]

Alistair Moffat

Alistair Moffat Alistair Moffat

Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award-winning writer and historian, and was Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, former Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, and former Rector of the University of St Andrews. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of […]