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.

Adrian Gillespie

Chief Commercial Officer, University of Strathclyde

Adrian Gillespie Adrian provides commercial and business development leadership for the University, including Strathclyde’s role in major strategic international projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr Victoria Hollows

Chief Executive, Culture and Leisure Trust, Renfrewshire Leisure

Dr Victoria Hollows Victoria is a senior leader with over 20 years experience in public sector culture and leisure organisations successfully leading change and delivering measurable results.

Craig Clark MBE

Founder & CSO at AAC Clyde Space

Craig Clark MBE Craig founded Clyde Space Ltd which launched Scotland's first satellite in 2014. In 2017, Craig was awarded an MBE for his services to Innovation and Technology.

Mark Goudie

Electrical & Mechanical Engineer at Atkins, IET Engineering Horizons Chair

Mark Goudie Mark works in the energy industry with a focus on the future of our electrical infrastructure. He supports various working groups, STEM initiatives and professional committees across the UK, including as the Chair of the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary.

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