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Claire Scally

Joint MD

Claire has worked in the creative and digital media sectors in Ireland and Scotland for over 25 years, with training and development of talent having always been a key focus for her. She moved to Scotland in the late ‘90s to set up Moonstone International Screen Labs – an international development programme for feature film writers and directors, founded in association with the Sundance Institute in the US. She has held senior roles at Pact, Scottish Enterprise and Ilumina Digital. Claire is a member of BIMA’s Scotland Council and in May 2018 was named as one of the BIMA100, which celebrates the people who are shaping the British digital industry.

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Margaret Scott

Joint MD

Margaret has over 26 years’ experience as a senior executive in the broadcast and digital media industry. Prior to joining TRC as joint MD with Claire in May 2016, she held senior management roles at Pact, MNE Media and most recently Shed Media Scotland, where she oversaw 60 episodes of the company's flagship series Waterloo Road. As Director of Nations and Regions for Pact, Margaret was part of the management team that fought and successfully won greater rights retention for independent production companies within the 2003 Communications Bill. 

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Caroline McGonigle

Senior Project Manager

Caroline’s fifteen-year career in the creative industries has spanned Music, Events and most recently Television Post-Production. She has served on the board of the SMIA (Scottish Music Industry Association) and is one of the founding directors of Screen Facilities Scotland. Recently she headed up an independent music production company which saw her manage a diverse range of productions across the UK and US. Caroline is passionate about the creative industries and has chaired and participated on panels for the likes of BAFTA, PRS for Music and the Edinburgh Film Festival, and delivered guest lectures to students across various colleges and universities

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Kathryn Ross

Project Manager

In a career spanning nearly 30 years Kathryn has produced and directed a range of highly rated programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. Previous credits include Crimes That Shook the World, The Kirsty Wark Show, My Childhood, Scotland’s Clans and Location, Location Location.

She ran her own independent production company – Timeline Films - for 8 years, during which she series produced Grand Tours of Scotland, directed the series Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain and was Exec producer for Power to the Pocock, The Mayan Apocalypse 2012 and Facelifts and Fillers. More recently she has Series Produced for The One Show and edit produced on productions including The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts, Supermarket Secrets, Paramedics on the Scene and The Truth about Your Sandwich.

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Lynne Cowie

Project Manager

Lynne worked in theatre before moving into television production 12 years ago in London working on programmes such as Big Brother, The Apprentice and Celebrity Juice. She has worked on new commissions (The Hit List), revivals (Ready Steady Cook) and long running series (Location Location Location, Eggheads). Her focus has been on casting quiz, game and factual entertainment formats as well as story producing.  She was Story Producer for A Country Life for Half the Price which won the Features category at the 2020 Scottish BAFTAs. Lynne is committed to promoting Arts in Education. For a number of years she was Festival Producer for the Aberdeen International Youth Festival; a major international cultural event bringing young people together from across the globe.

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Theresa Ellen

Project Manager

Theresa’s background is in arts and marketing. She studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art before graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. After graduating she worked in arts education and contemporary art galleries for a number of years where she became more involved in marketing communications. She gained a place at Strathclyde University to complete an MSc Marketing and then embarked on an extensive career as an Account Manager. She has over 12 years' experience of working at some the UK’s leading design and marketing agencies where she managed a broad range of private and public sector clients such as RBS, The Department of Health and Orange to name a few. She has coordinated and delivered complex graphic design projects across multi-platform channels including branding, retail, annual reports and marketing communications. In recent years she has been bringing up two children whilst working part time in education and research.

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Ann Walker

Project Manager

Ann worked as a TV Producer for many years, in a variety of genres including children’s, entertainment, lifestyle and factual programmes. Working freelance for STV, BBC and independents, she started as a runner and worked her way up. Ann has produced large scale studio productions, live programmes and everything in between! She has trained members of her production team “on the job” and enjoys the opportunity to pass on the knowledge she has accumulated at each stage of the production ladder. She has also worked extensively in development, with some success. Ann uses her comprehensive knowledge of production to ensure training is relevant, thorough and up to date. Ann is particularly interested in diversity and inclusion, and aims to ensure everyone knows the importance of their role within the production team.

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Kendra McPherson

Project Assistant

Since graduating from University of Glasgow with a degree in English Literature, Kendra initially worked in a people management role before pursuing her passion to work in the Broadcast Industry through writing and performing. Kendra carries out the Project Assistant role at TRC by combining her interest in the industry and her practical skillset to help co-ordinate and assist with ongoing and new projects.

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Claudia Detomaso

Marketing Executive

Claudia’s background is in film festivals and events. Since graduating with an MA (Hons) in Digital Media/Film & TV from the University of Glasgow, she has worked with several Glasgow based film festivals in administrative, marketing, volunteer coordination and programming roles. Claudia aims to support the promotion of TRC’s training programmes to encourage wider participation and diversity within the television industry.

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