Andrew Ormston is the founder and director of Drew Wylie Projects.

He is a senior creative manager and consultant with extensive experience in policy review, strategic planning and  project development  across the cultural and creative industries.

Andrew is currently a Quality Expert and an Evaluation Expert for the EU’s Creative Europe programme and a  Policy Expert for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends. He is Critical Friend for the Creative People and Places Programme and a member of Scotland’s evaluation network.  Andrew is on the faculty of Queen Margaret University, an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University, and regularly contributes to national and international conferences, seminars and publications. He holds a MSc in Environment, Culture & Society from Edinburgh University, a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Cultural Studies,  and is Prince II project management trained.

His senior management positions included directing Culture in Central London and for the City of Birmingham, where he established the city’s first screen agency, FILM Birmingham and directed Urban Fusion, the Capital of Culture legacy programme.  His operational experience includes directing and managing a range of festivals, theatres, arts centres, concert halls, public art and arts development programmes.

He is an RSA Fellow, member of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, and  is currently a non-executive director  of SURF Regeneration Network, Queen’s Hall Concert Hall, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.  Previous Board memberships include: Dance City; South Hill Park Arts Centre; Central London Sports & Physical Activity Partnership; and the Arts Marketing Company.

Drew Wylie Associates have included:

Heather Stewart, BA, PGDip – is a professional fundraiser with over 18 years experience gained working in arts and heritage, social enterprise, the voluntary sector and higher education.

Dr. Michael Wimmer is founder and director of EDUCULT, Vienna.

Mona Hashem – Mona is an honours graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA in marketing and international business.  She has worked on research projects across a range of sectors, including culture, heritage, tourism, and food.

Mary Ann De Vlieg – MA DeVlieg is a consultant specialising in international cultural collaboration, cultural policy, arts mobility, arts & human rights. She was General Secretary of IETM, and is a frequent evaluator for the European Commission’s DGEAC cultural grants and REA.

Fatin Farhat – is based in Ramallah and is a regional expert in cultural policy and evaluation. Fatin worked with the Ramallah Municipality as Director of the Cultural and Social Affairs Unit between 2009 and 2015, managing and developing the municipality’s social and cultural infrastructure and campaigns.

Morag Ballantyne – expert consultant, facilitator and mentor in the arts and creative industries.