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The Team

The School for CEOs is led by an experienced team of professionals:

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Patrick Macdonald


Patrick Macdonald has gained extensive international experience and expertise during his 30 years in business. More »


David Sole

Managing Partner

David Sole graduated from Exeter University with a BA Hons in Economics and Agricultural Economics, following which he enjoyed a successful career at United Distillers and Diageo working in global operations. More »

Colin Daniel

Colin Daniel

Commercial Director

Colin Daniel has extensive experience covering leadership development, learning & development strategies and the design, delivery and evaluation of learning programmes. More »

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Peta Hay

Programme Director

Peta Hay is an experienced business leader, having spent more than 20 years in roles such as Operations Director, Human Resources Director and International Talent Development Director. More »

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Gemma Sole

Digital & Client Engagement Director

Gemma Sole graduated from Bath University in Modern Languages and European Studies in 2013. More »

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Kate Meagh

Business Development Manager

Kate graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2017 with a degree in Accounting and Finance. More »

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June Boyle


June Boyle has extensive international experience in the field of HR and Organisational Effectiveness. More »

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Wendy Mitchell

Administration Manager

Wendy Mitchell started her career at the Edinburgh & Lothians Tourist Board, where she worked with the Finance Manager and Chief Executive, as PA and assisting with corporate governance. More »

Rona Watson

Rona Watson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant to David Sole

Rona Watson is a strong and motivational team player with a wealth of PA & admin support experience, having worked at the Bank of Scotland for 18 years working to support senior executives, with an aptitude to understand the personality and wider personal challenges executive face and support them, prior to that she spent 19 years with NatWest Bank in a variety of roles. More »