Faculty

Peter Kallos

Peter was appointed Chief Executive of Buried Hill Energy in April 2010 and a Non-Executive Director of Cairn Energy in April 2015. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President of Petro-Canada’s International and Offshore business. Previous appointments during 15 years at Enterprise Oil included GM of the UK business and CEO of the Italian Subsidiary in addition to which he spent a short time at Shell following their takeover of Enterprise in 2003. Peter is also a Trustee of the London Chamber Orchestra.

Peter Lederer CBE

Peter is Chairman of Hamilton & Inches, Applecrate, Taste Communications and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and is a Board member at Pod Global Solutions. Peter was previously Chairman of Gleneagles Hotel and Visit Scotland, and a former Director of Diageo in Scotland. He is also President of Enable, a Patron of the Hospitality Industry Trust and Chairman of the One & All Foundation.

Peter Norris

Peter was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Virgin Group in 2009 by Sir Richard Branson. Peter had been CEO of Quayle Munro Holdings plc (where he remains a senior adviser) which acquired his business New Boathouse Capital Ltd.  Previously he held senior positions at Barings and Goldman Sachs.

Phil Hodkinson

Phil is Chair of Action Medical Research and a Trustee of Business in the Community and BBC Children in Need.  In recent years he’s held non-executive director roles at BT, Travelex and Friends Life. He was also previously CEO of Zurich Financial Services and Group Financial Director of HBOS.

Rob Woodward

Rob was led a successful career in media and communications. Having stepped down from his role as CEO of STV in 2017, after 10 years, he has now taken on a number of Non-Executive roles. He is currently Chairman of the Met Office, Ebiquity and Blancco. He also remains a trustee of the STV Children's Appeal, Chairman of the Developing the Young Workforce National Group and Chair of Court of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Rosemary McGinness

Rosemary McGinness joined Weir as Chief People Officer in the summer of 2017. Rosemary was Group HR Director of William Grant & Sons, the international premium spirits group, for twelve years. She is a member of the School for CEOs Advisory Board.

Roz Cuschieri

Roz Cuschieri joined Emily Crisps  as Chair in November 2016.  Prior to this she was CEO of Genius Gluten Free Foods for five years where she oversaw the growth of the organisation from 9 to over 600 employees.  Previously she spent 12 years at Warburtons, 7 of which served on the board as Commercial Director. Roz has held a number of Non-Executive positions, including Marstons PLC . She currently sits on the boards of Lightbody Ventures Ltd and Social Bite.

Samantha Barber

Samantha was appointed to the Board of Iberdrola in 2008 and is now Chairman of the Board Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. She was also appointed a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Water in 2017 and is vice-Chairman of the 2020 Group on Climate Change, an Advisory Board member for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the MBA at Imperial College London, and is also Chair of the Scottish Ensemble. Previously, Samantha was CEO of Scottish Business in the Community.

Shaun Kingsbury CBE

CEO of Green Investment Bank prior to its sale in 2017, Shaun is now a Non-Executive Director of DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team, Virgin's Electric racing arm. He is also as Advisory Board member of Envision Energy and was previously a Non-Executive Director of GES, was a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital, and the Low Carbon Finance Group, which he also chaired.

Shirley Robertson OBE

Shirley became the first British woman to win two Gold medals at consecutive Olympic Games, sailing the Europe class at Sydney 2000 and the Yngling at Athens 2004. Awarded an OBE in 2005, she was a member of the Sport Advisory Group for the London 2012 Organising Committee. Shirley was the BBC sailing commentator at London 2012 and presents ‘Mainsail’ monthly on CNN.

Simon Bullivant

Simon is a Co-Founder and Partner of Ashcombe Advisers, a corporate finance boutique. He has advised on and completed over 50 transactions in the last decade.

Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt became CEO of William Grant & Sons in 2016 having spent 10 years with the family-owned drinks business as President of North America and latterly, Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to this he was CEO of Pernod Ricard subsidiary Malibu Kahlua International and Senior Vice President Marketing for the North America region for Allied Domecq, prior to its acquisition by Pernod Ricard and Fortune Brands. Simon is also a valued member of the School for CEOs alumni, following his participation on the Vital Few.