Glasgow - city of art and culture


We are delighted to welcome the Chief Executive, Dr Bridget McConnell CBE of Glasgow Life - who has been tasked with making the city a must-go cultural destination - at Future Cities Forum in January 2018.

Bridget leads a staff of 2,600, with an annual budget c. £113 million, helping to transform lives through cultural, sporting and learning activity. Glasgow Life is a charity, which delivers services on behalf of Glasgow City Council.

Joining the City Council in 1998 from senior positions in culture and sport in Stirling and Fife, her career highlights have included the £35 million refurbishment of one of Scotland’s leading attractions, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the opening of the £74 million Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum which was named European Museum of the Year in 2013 and the opening of the £113 million Emirates Arena, incorporating the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Bridget is the city lead ensuring Glasgow is a Vibrant City and a world-leader in sport and culture: examples being Glasgow’s ambitious plans for a full refurbishment and redisplay of the Burrell C