Maggie Kinloch


Deputy Principal
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland  
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 

Maggie is Deputy Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).

She has worked at a senior level in the Higher Education Conservatoire sector throughout the UK since 1994. Educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the University of Glasgow, Maggie has taught drama in secondary and special schools. She has also been:

  • Director of Drama at Glasgow Arts Centre
  • Associate Director of TAG and Annexe Theatre Companies 
  • Artistic Director/Chief Executive of the Byre Theatre, St. Andrews

Following her time at the Byre Theatre Maggie moved into education at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama where she designed and led the MA Advanced Theatre Practice programme. After a further period as Head of the School of Acting at ArtsEd, London, she returned to Scotland to become Head of the School of Drama at Queen Margaret University for 5 years, prior to her appointment as Director of Drama at RSAMD. She was promoted to Vice Principal in 2009.

Since 1994 she has visited conservatoires and theatre companies in over 20 countries and has developed an extensive understanding of artist education around the world.

She has extensive Committee and Board experience with a range of arts organisations. This currently includes:

  • Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Theatre of Scotland
  • Serving as a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Member of the Scottish Funding Council

Previous appointments of this sort include:

  • Chair of Glasgay Festival
  • International Advisory Panel to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Director of European League of Institutes of the Arts
  • Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Trust, Scotland


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