Lio Moscardini | Chair

Dr Lio Moscardini is an independent education consultant and researcher. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. He specialises in the area of inclusion and additional support needs. His original career was as a professional orchestral musician.

“Organisations such as Paragon are critical to developing inclusive practice in the arts and providing access to all in a wide range of performance-based activities. I’m proud to be associated with such a body and delighted to be able to support them in a number of ways”


Colin Rutherford | Non Executive Director

Colin developed his leadership experience working in the UK, EU and USA. His working life has covered a broad range of industries including financial services, manufacturing and professional football.

“I’m delighted to be involved with Paragon. The arts tend by their very nature to be ‘inclusive’ and Paragon is a shining example of this – bringing music, performance and creativity to people, helping to make a difference to their lives and providing a platform for personal growth and development. Who wouldn’t want to be involved with that?“


Terry Lynch | Non-Exective Director

Solicitor, Glasgow.


Linda O’Neill | Non Executive Director

Linda is a psychology graduate who worked in children’s services for over ten years before moving to the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children at the University of Strathclyde where she currently leads on the Education Programme of work. Linda has worked with children, young people and parents and carers with additional support needs in both education and social work and is passionate about inclusion, equity and social justice. Linda also plays the trumpet and has been a member of a variety of choirs.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Paragon to help support the invaluable work they do to ensure equity of access to the arts.” 


Sonia McGrath | Non Executive Director

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