About us

LiveArgyll was established by Argyll and Bute Council and is a company which is limited by guarantee, governed by its articles of association. This charitable company (charity number SC047545) is fully incorporated and commenced trading on 2nd October 2017.

There are a wide range of services being delivered within the Trust for the benefit of local residents and visitors:

  • Libraries
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Active Schools
  • Archives
  • Halls
  • Sport Development
  • Museum
  • Community Centres
  • Community Lets


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Kevin Anderson General Manager

Key responsibilities

Officers run LiveArgyll on a day to day basis and, as head of paid service, the General Manager is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation, acting as an ambassador for the Trust while ensuring the successful and effective delivery of all charitable and strategic objectives ensuring that the resources are deployed and managed effectively.


Kevin is a member of CIPFA ,(Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).  Kevin is a former senior finance manager and has 21 year public sector experience. Born in Falkirk, Kevin moved to Argyll and was educated at Tarbert Academy and Glasgow Caledonian University.  Working for a bank during his early career provided Kevin with the opportunity to work in many of the main towns in Argyll and he attributes this and strong Argyll family connections as  to the reason he has chosen to live and work in Argyll.

Pat McCann

Pat McCann Business Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities

The Business Operations Manager is responsible for providing leadership and management of all LiveArgyll facilities, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of relevant strategies, plans and required outcomes, including the provision of a safe and efficient working environment across all service areas.


Pat is a Chartered Librarian who has worked in local government since 1985. He gained a BA Degree in Applied Social Studies in 1985 and obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies from the University of Strathclyde in 1987. Pat was born in Dumbarton and has worked in Argyll for the last 21 years therefore understands the unique challenge of delivering quality services across the authority.

Diane McMillan

Diane McMillan Business Support Manager

Key Responsibilities

The Business Support Manager is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in relation to all Business Support functions for LiveArgyll, including Finance, ICT, Governance, HR, Property and Health and Safety.


Diane commenced working in the public sector in 1988 and having worked through the ranks has gained a vast knowledge of a range of support services.  Diane studied through the Open University gaining a Bsc in Business Studies. 

Born in Campbeltown and lived and worked all her life in Argyll, Diane has a sound understanding of the uniqueness of the area.

Nicola Hackett

Nicola Hackett Business Development Manager

Key Responsibilities

The Business Development Manager is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in relation to all developmental and commercial activities across the business. They are also responsible for Active Schools, Sport Development and other key partnership programmes.


Nicola is a chartered manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute. She studied Leisure Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and moved to Argyll in 2004.  Nicola has been working within the sport and leisure sector for 21 years both within Local Authorities and National Governing Bodies, of which 13 years have been at management level. Having worked in an Argyll and Bute wide role for many years Nicola has a good understanding of the area and the local communities we serve.

The Board


The Board is made up of three independent board members, three councillors and a trade union representative.

Councillors will represent Argyll and Bute Council. Mary Watt will provide the trade union contribution.



Andrew Nisbett

Andrew Nisbet, Chair of LiveArgyll

Andrew is a former President of Helensburgh Cricket and Rugby Football Club, where he played both cricket and rugby for the first teams. He is also a former Chair of Helensburgh Savoy and has performed in a number of their productions and with the Dorian Choir. His working life was spent in the design, management and delivery of public services, both as a senior manager for public sector organisations and as a private sector consultant working for and advising local authorities.



Mairi Coleman

Mairi Coleman, Vice Chair of LiveArgyll

Mairi is a Head of HR in the Banking Industry.  Originally from Lochgilphead she’s worked in Financial Services for 15 years in the UK, USA and Europe.  Mairi is passionate about her home in Argyll, and looking forward to working with the Trust to improve and develop services for the communities across Argyll and its Islands.




Charles Brodie

Charles Brodie, Independent Board Member

Charles is a recently retired senior banker now returned to Scotland having spent most of his working life in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. He has previous experience as a local government councillor prior to leaving the UK.

He is very excited about joining the new Leisure Trust where he hopes his business and financial background will add to the broad experience on the new Board of Directors and enable the entire trust team to make a great success of improving the leisure facilities across Argyll and Bute.


All of our Board Members can be contacted by email: board@liveargyll.co.uk

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