Having recently relocated to the north of Scotland, Tracy brings her thirty years’ experience dealing with a variety of business and community clients and successfully delivering a wide range of projects world-wide. With a broad skill set and business base she is able to work with groups, companies, charities and councils to deliver projects of all sizes. Her experience includes directing project teams and multi-million dollar programmes of work for global organisations, including Experian, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Citic Pacific Mining, Woodside Energy and the WA Government, driving Business Intelligence Strategy and promoting the value of Business Intelligence as a business enabler, strategic-planning and policy development in private industry, and government agencies. Tracy is a well-known glass artists and has had several solo exhibitions. Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.
Visitor Services and Commercial Activities Co-ordinator, Joan Lawrie
Joan joined the team in November 2008 after volunteering with the Museum while it was under development. Joan has many years experience working in a range of roles at BT. She has a BA in Child and Youth Studies and is now studying towards a BSC in Sustainable development with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Joan deals with all of our commercial activities such as functions, room hires and events. She also manages the Museum gift shop.
Visitor Services Co-ordinator, Visitor Communications, Marion O'Brien
Visitor Services Co-ordinator, Visitor Communications: Marion O’Brien
Marion joined the team in November 2008 after moving home from studying Conference and Event Management at Edinburgh’s Telford College. The Museum job popped up one year after she had moved home and seemed like an ideal place to learn new skills. Marion covers the reception and handles the Museum marketing. Be sure to say hello next time you pass!
Administrator and Exhibitions Assistant
Merran is the most recent person to join the team, as Gallery Officer, and will be managing all of our upcoming exhibitions. She has a long history of involvement in the arts, having started her career as picture administrator and photo archivist for British Vogue. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and is an established, practising artist.
When asked to choose a favourite object, from the collection at Caithness Horizons, she says; “ I love this bronze by Scottish Sculptor Ann Henderson, who was born here in Thurso in 1921. It contrasts the highland coo and the past, against the modernity of the 20th century couple.