Siân started her career in Dance, Live Arts and Combined Arts. She was a dance manager, producer and Dance and Live Arts advisor for Scottish Arts Council. Dance and Combined Arts Officer for Arts Council, England. She Chaired the Dance and Disability Working Party for Arts Council England.
She has worked more broadly across the creative and social economies to support the development of funding streams and sustainable business models. Siân created, advanced and implemented appropriate strategies and programme for value creation to support the development of entrepreneurial activity at Goldsmiths’ University of London.
Siân has developed one UK nationwide programme and two global programmes for enterprise development and hub leaders trainers and gained finance of over £10 million from a range of funding partners. She has over 30 years experience in working with start-up and mid-stage creatives and social, cultural and creative individuals and organisations. Working to develop sustainable enterprises globally.
Siân was responsible for a £15million investment fund, and the work undertaken at Nesta informed policy in Scotland and the UK as part of the Creative Pioneer Programme. She has developed a research strategy and the teaching and learning strategy for ICCE. At Government level she has worked as an Expert Advisor to Innovation Exchange & the Innovation Unit. She is an Advisor to the British Council’s Creative Economy Unit and an Associate of Nesta.
Keynote speaker: Rise Up Summit: Cairo, Egypt; Create Network, Glasgow; Leadership in the Social Networked Era: Uzbekistan, Hub leadership for HEVA, Nairobi, Kenya, Creativity to end Violence against Girls and Woman: UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, Sarajevo.
Chair: National Ugly Mugs, Board member: Homes for Good, Scotland and Phoenix Art Spaces. Member of Business Book Award Judging Panel 2018 – 23. Deputy Director: Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE): Academic Lead: Enterprise for Goldsmiths, lecturer.
Award Winner: National Enterprise Educators: Inclusive Educator, 2021.