Faculty

Lisa Gordon

Lisa has developed extensive board experience over the past 25 years, in both executive and non-executive roles. Currently she is Chairman at the listed securities firm Cenkos Plc, which she joined in 2020. She is also the Senior Independent Director at global marketing agency M&C Saatchi Group Plc and a Non-Executive Director at corporate foreign exchange specialists Alpha FX Group Plc, and film and television production company Magic Light Pictures. Previously, she has held a variety of different leadership roles: until 2020 she was Chairman at Albert AI marketing specialists; Founder Director of Local World Media which was acquired by Reach Plc; Chief Operating Officer at Yattendon Group; Non-Executive Director at Future, and CEO Chrysalis New Media.

Liz Doherty

Liz is a Non-Executive Director of Dunelm Group plc, Corbion NV and Novartis International AG. Previous appointments include Finance Director at Reckitt Benckiser plc and Brambles Ltd, International Finance Director at Tesco plc, Nokia Oy and Delhaize Group SA.

Lord Leitch

Lord Leitch is an experienced Chairman currently chairing the Boards of Bupa and FNZ Group. Previous appointments include Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc and Chairman of Scottish Widows plc, Zurich Financial Services (UKISA), Threadneedle Asset Management, Intrinsic Financial Services Ltd and the Association of British Insurers. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Old Mutual Wealth and a Chancellor of Carnegie College.

Lord Smith of Kelvin

Lord Smith of Kelvin is one of the UK's most experienced Chairman. He is currently Chair of the British Business Bank, IMI plc, Alliance Trust plc and Forth Ports and is also Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde. Previously he held the posts of Chairman of UK Green Investment Bank, The Weir Group and SSE and chaired the Organising Committee for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Louise Barnes

Louise has extensive expertise as a leader in the retail sector, both as a Chief Executive and Chair. After 10 years with Monsoon Accessorize where she reached the role of Brand Director, Louise was appointed CEO at FatFace in 2003. Following seven years as CEO, when she led the organisation through significant growth and two successful exits, Louise became Executive Chairman of Joules and Fenn Wright & Manson. Most recently, she was Chief Executive of Crew Clothing Company, leaving in 2017 after another successful sale.

Lynne Weedall

Lynne joined the board of Greene King as a Non-Executive Director in 2012 where she also chairs the Remunerations Committee. She is currently HR Director of Selfridges’ Group before which she held the same role at Dixons Carphone Warehouse Group plc, overseeing the merger between Dixons and Carphone Warehouse. Prior to this she held similar roles at Bupa, Whitbread and Tesco.

Marcia Campbell

Marcia is a Non-Executive Director with extensive experience in the financial services sector. Currently, she is a Non-Executive Director at Sainsbury’s Bank, Murray International Trust, Charles Stanley Group, CNP Assurances, Canada Life Group and Canada Life Limited. She also Chairs the Oversight Board at Woodford Investment Management, is a member of Aviva UK and ROI’s Independent Governance Committee and a mentor for Women in Banking and Finance. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive, Marcia had a successful Executive career, largely with Standard Life where she was Group Operations Director and CEO Asia Pacific.

Mark Logan

Mark has over 25 years of leadership experience in the internet technology sector.  He was instrumental in the success of multiple award-winning tech start-ups, including for five years, as COO of Skyscanner, where he was responsible for the general management of the business. In 2014, the Institute of Directors named him Director of the Year and in 2016 he won the UK Digital Masters award for Excellence in General Management.

Since leaving Skyscanner, Mark’s focus has been as a start-up/scale-up advisor, investor and non-executive director in multiple start-ups across the sector in Scotland and internationally

Martin Gilbert

Founder shareholder of Aberdeen Asset Management Martin is now Vice Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen plc . Concurrently, Martin is Deputy Chairman of Sky plc, a Non-Executive Director of Glencore plc and Chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Practitioner Panel. He was formerly Chairman of FirstGroup plc.

Mary Spillane

Mary is an executive coach and expert in communications, business development, performance improvement, and personal branding. She works to bring the best out of senior business executives and CEOs in Industry, Financial and Professional Services. She is used as a speech, business pitch and blog writer by these clients. Mary began her career as a special assistant to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and to the UNHCR in Geneva Institute. She is also an author, having written 7 books on presentation, image and personal branding.

Matthew Fosh

Matthew Fosh began his early career as a first-class cricketer, opening the batting for Essex County Cricket Club for three seasons.  After retiring from 1st class sport he set up Seagray Fosh Futures Limited in 1989. The company grew to become one of the largest brokers on the London financial futures market (LIFFE) in the 1990’s, before its eventual sale to ICAP plc in 2002.  He then moved to the insurance industry, taking the role of Group Chief Executive at the quoted, Lloyd’s insurance company Novae Group plc. He is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in financial services and a champion on the Inclusion@Lloyd’s initiative.

Melfort Campbell OBE

Melfort is Chairman of Imes Group, the Scottish Government's Oil and Gas Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the Innovation Scotland Forum and on the Technology Leadership Board.  In addition, he chaired the Scottish Expert Commission on Oil and Gas, is a visiting Professor of Engineering at Strathclyde University, and has been appointed  Honorary Colonel of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry.  Previous appointments include Chairman of Board of Governors of RGU and Chairman of Scottish Enterprise Grampian.