AS chief executive of the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Kath Mainland must be one of the most organised women on the planet.
She has another name for it: "Control freakery. You have to be that way, otherwise ..." She trails off.
Otherwise the whole thing could go into meltdown? Well, yes. In 2008 an embarrassing box office ticket fiasco resulted in a 10% drop in sales. But since the 43-year-old Orcadian came on board in 2009 the Fringe has stabilised, last year selling a record-breaking 1.8 million tickets. And this year it's bigger than ever, with a 6% rise in the size of its programme. Is she a stats and figures person?
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