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Jo Elliot

Jo Elliot was chief executive of the Edinburgh merchant bank Quayle Munro between 2002 and 2007, having joined the firm in 1983.

He now holds a number of non-executive appointments in the arts, education, social care and business, including as a director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, director of the Dunedin Consort, chair of the endowment fund for the Edinburgh International Festival, a Council member of Crossreach and member of Court of Dundee University.


Jo Elliot

Appointed to the Board

22 October 2014

Current Role


Board Committees

Finance Committee
Fundraising & Marketing Committee (Chair)




Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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