Elise MacDonald


Elise has 20 years experience working in the events industry – she has spent her time building her expertise, establishing contacts and getting to know the market well. With a hospitality & tourism academic and professional background, Elise is interested in food and drink, tourism and marketing. Elise is a committee member of IOD Edinburgh and Fellow of The Marketing Society. She can’t take a selfie – seriously.

Joanne Lynn


After graduating in Film & Media Studies in 2003, Joanne fell into the event industry by chance. Fourteen years on, she has been managing events both client and agency side – in Edinburgh and London – for many private and public sector clients & organisations. Joanne is part of the TEDxGlasgow leadership team and is a Project Scotland mentor. She loves all things social and creative.  And (Scottish) gin.

Zoe Emmerson

Financial Controller

Zoe joined Lux in February 2013 and comes from a strong accountancy and business background. After college and university – and in between having 5 kids – Zoe worked for Lloyds, Phoenix Trading and was involved with Changeworks and The Real Nappy Project events. Her interests include environmental, ethical living and Erin Condren planners. Oh, and she loves working with numbers.

Louise Kelly

Event Manager

Louise worked with Lux back in 2013 as our Events Assistant. She left us to study and work in the US before returning to Edinburgh to graduate in Festival & Events & Marketing Management. Louise has worked with a variety of different companies such as Underbelly, Ambassador Theatre Group & Royal Botanic Gardens. She loves travelling, cocktails and documentaries.

Hannah Taylor

Creative & Comms

Hannah joined us in 2016 after graduating in Magazine Publishing. Experienced in publishing, editorial design & copy writing, she’s typography obsessed & adopts a zero tolerance approach to ‘ugly font use’.  When she’s not working, she can be found sketching, drawing, doodling. Hannah is also Founder & Editor of She is Fierce – a magazine curated for and by young women.

Hayley Smith

Event Co-ordinator

Hayley graduated in 2012 with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts. She began working in property but found she was better suited to the events world after organising charity events and her wedding. Her experience is varied from managing staff in Abu Dhabi to organising Scottish Landlord conferences. Hayley is at her happiest with a glass of prosecco in her hand and friends by her side.


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