A SAHA Conversation with Bridget McConnell

SAHA Conversations

17-11-2021 • 30 mins

We continue our podcast series with a conversation with Dr Bridget McConnell. Dr Bridget McConnell has a track record of achievement in the cultural and sport sector. She has been Chief Executive of Glasgow Life since 2007 where she leads a team of over 2,500 people. During her time there, she has overseen the development of the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum, which won the 2013 European Museum of the Year; the Emirates Area; and Sir Hoy Velodrome. She was a member of the 2014 Commonwealth Games bid team and organising committee. In 2015 Bridget was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours for Services to Culture. Bridget has links with several SAHA member institutions. An alumna of the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirlling, Bridget was also awarded honorary doctorates from the Universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Our SAHA Conversation focuses on arts and culture and Bridget reflects on her career trajectory and the importance of culture to support our post-covid recovery.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Glasgow Life

COP26 – event held in Glasgow 31 Oct to 12 November 2021

The episode transcript is available on the SAHA website.