Edinburgh Palette is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Trustees are responsible for providing strategic direction and ensuring effective governance is in place for our long term future.
Our Current Board of Trustees
R. Grahame Wear
Chairman of Edinburgh Palette Ltd. Contact Grahame
Grahame was educated at the Bradford Boys Grammar School, various colleges and Leeds University. After being brought up in the retail trade, he turned his back on the family business and joined the Rank Organisation, quickly becoming their youngest general manager in their Leisure Division. After three years he transferred to the Theatre Division where he stayed until early retirement in 1999. He was based at the Odeon in Clerk Street, Edinburgh, for his last ten years. Besides his routine business work of managing a multi-million pound business he specialized in premieres, events, marketing, advertising, business development and management training. His most memorable achievement was hosting the ‘world premiere’ of Rob Roy, a spectacular three day event cumulating in the star studded premiere itself. During his time at Edinburgh he was also the Chair of the Scottish Cinema Exhibitors Association, (CEA).
Two weeks after retirement Grahame was bored so took employment with the Scottish Parliament from March 1999, where he worked for a further eleven years as a Liaison Officer in the Presiding Officer’s and Chief Executive’s office. Here he was involved in planning and hosting VIP visits to the Parliament and major events, together with organising cross party out-going visits for MSPs around the world. He also sat on the Parliament’s Health and Safety Committee and is currently Chair of the Scottish Parliament’s Retiree Association.
In 2007 he, together with a former business colleague, Dale Gibson, formed a charitable company, Save the Odeon Ltd. This charity then became art’s complex, before becoming Edinburgh Palette. Grahame also runs a small private company, G1 Management Services, which primarily helps charitable organisations achieve their ambitions. The company motto being, “Your aim is our goal”. His leisure activities, besides his love for most forms of classical music, include building and property maintenance, gardening, serious boating and walking with his Jack Russell, Bobby.
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Business Manager, Edinburgh Palette.
Dale was educated at Dotheboys Hall Academy where he obtained a first in ‘Winder Cleanin’ and a PHD in’ Compulsory Procrastination’.
He failed to go in to the family chimney sweeping business because even at the tender age of six his head was too big for the flues.
His first major commercial venture commenced when Grahame lent him 20p for a cup of tea. Together they collaborated on their next big project where they discovered how to order coffee without giving their real names.
An Author his two controversial award winning titles: “Picasso, as square as he’s painted!” and “Dali, is he for real?” have taken the art world by storm (that is to say “mild for the time of year” type weather analogy).
A big fan of Jeremy Clarkson Dales hobbies include teaching his Anteater ‘Arnold’ the perils of sticking his nose in ‘Top Gear’.