Our Board

Dr David Sibbald, OBE FRSE (Chairman)

Executive Chairman, Aridhia

Dr David Sibbald Aridhia develops world-leading technology that accelerates the translation of biomedical research & precision medicine approaches into clinical practice. He is also the founder of the Kate MacAskill Foundation and Chairman of the Johari Foundation.

Dr Lynne O'Hare

Commercial Director at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre

Dr Lynne O'Hare Lynne is responsible for all of AFRC's commercial business and engages with the world’s leading manufacturing companies, across all sectors from automotive to renewable energy.

Jim Watson

Director of Innovation and Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise

Jim Watson Jim is responsible for helping drive a sustainable step change in Scotland's innovation performance through developing a strategic framework of support for the business base in Scotland and working closely with private and public sector partners.

Dave Clark

Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Dave Clark Over the last 25 years, Dave has held several senior director level roles, most recently as the Interim CEO of three of Scotland’s Innovation Centres specialising in Sensor, Data Science and Digital Health technologies.

John Downes

Director of Engineering, SSE

John Downes John has worked in the Energy Industry for over 30 years, he studied in Birmingham and Henley and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. John has been a Trustee of GSC since 2012.

Selma Hunter

Director of Project Delivery, Doosan Babcock

Selma Hunter Selma Hunter has a wealth of experience in the engineering sector. Selma is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with first class project management skills, strong commercial awareness and a high degree of business acumen.

Dr William Duncan

Visiting Professor, Strathclyde University's International Public Policy Institute

Dr William Duncan William is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and has been a Trustee since 2012. He was Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Scotland's national Academy of Sciences and Letters - from 1985 until 2017.

Stuart Patrick

Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Stuart Patrick Stuart joined the Chamber in 2009 having previously spent 17 years at Scottish Enterprise specialising in urban economic development and the transformation of Glasgow where he led Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

Dr Carol Clugston

Chief Operating Officer, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Carol Clugston Carol works in partnership with the Vice-Principal & Head of College in strategic planning, budgeting and implementation of complex multi-partner strategic projects. Carol has responsibility for the College’s professional services & operational functions.

Adrian Gillespie

Managing Director of Operations (Growth Companies, Innovation and Infrastructure), Scottish Enterprise

Adrian Gillespie Adrian oversees SE’s business support & company building functions, including investment in infrastructure, Account Management portfolio, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Innovation Support, Regional Selective Assistance and commercialisation.

Alan Horn FRSA, MA, LLB, Dip LP

Director of Development, Glasgow School of Art

Alan Horn Alan has responsibility for all fundraising and sponsorship activity supporting the capital and revenue priorities of the School. He is currently leading The GSA Development Trust to deliver the £32m Mackintosh Campus Appeal.


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