At the FCT AGM last night a new committee was elected which involved a close tussle for power between Chris Park (the victor) and Fiona Doig (the unfortunate but delightful runner up).
After eight long years current Chairperson Margaret McPherson made an emotional valedictory speech pointing out that she had left on an all time high and thanking FCT for its support for her personally in this very difficult year for her and the family as Jack passed away during the summer.
FCT is utterly indebted to Margaret and cannot find words to thank her for her astounding efforts and subtle management over the last decade.
The new chairman, duly elected, is Mark Gorman who takes up his post following two years on the fundraising and finance committee. Mark was also Chair about 20 years ago.
Liam Sinclair was re-elected for a further three years, Jane Sutherland for one year and joining the committee is Chris Park and, in a new role, Kirsty Harrower, who is the new parent member; there to represent the views of current cast members. Her son Angus played Little Boy in Ragtime. And as it happens Mark's daughter, Ria, is also a current cast member.