CSG Board


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CSG Board


Councillor Archie Graham OBE 

Councillor Archie Graham OBE 

Councillor Archie Graham has represented the Langside Ward on Glasgow City Council since the Council was formed in 1995.

Councillor Graham is currently the Council’s Depute Leader and Executive Member for Governance and Equalities. In May 2012 Councillor Graham was appointed Chair of Glasgow Life and in 2014 was appointed as Chair of the Shadow Joint Board for Health and Social Care Integration.

Councillor Graham has lived in Glasgow all his life.  He left school at 16 with no qualifications and previously worked in the construction industry and the voluntary sector. He entered higher education as a mature student, gaining a BA in 1995 and an MSc (Distinction) in 1999 from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Councillor Graham has a real passion for sport.  He has run 5 marathons and dozens of half marathons in aid of various charities. He had responsibility for delivery of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and was recognised for the success of the Games and his services to Local Government in the 2015 New Years honours list by being awarded the OBE.

Partner Directors

Councillor Emma Gillian

Councillor Emma Gillan

Councillor Emma Gillan was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Newlands/Auldburn Ward.  Councillor Gillan is Convener of the Greater Pollok and Newlands/Auldburn Local Community Planning Partnership Board.


Councillor Frank McAveety

Councillor Helen Stephen

Councillor Helen Stephen was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Canal ward. Helen is Convener of the Canal Area Partnership.

Councillor David McDonald


Councillor David McDonald

David has represented Greater Pollok in the south of Glasgow since 2012 and is the SNP’s Business Manager. David previously represented Baillieston in the east end of the city and is a member of the Business Bureau, the Executive Committee and is the convener of the Operational Delivery Scrutiny Committee.

Councillor Soryia Siddique

​Councillor Soryia Siddique

Councillor Soryia Siddique was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Southwide Central Ward.  Councillor Siddique is Convener of the City Council's Children and Families Policy Development Committee.  Also the Chair of Glasgow Mela.

Dr Bridget McConnell CBE

​Chief Executive, Dr Bridget McConnell CBE


Bridget is the Chief Executive of Glasgow Life, charged with helping to change lives through cultural and sporting activity.  Glasgow Life has a budget of c.£113 million and 2,600 staff.

Independent Directors

Sir Angus Grossart

​Sir Angus Grossart

Sir Angus Grossart is Chairman and Managing Director of Noble Grossart Limited, the Merchant Bank which he jointly founded in 1969.  Sir Angus has a long standing and active interest in heritage, culture and the arts.  He is a former Chairman of The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland.  He has been a Trustee and Vice Chairman of The National Heritage Memorial Fund and Chairman of The Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland.  He is Chairman of The Fine Art Society, London, The Scottish Auction House, Lyon & Turnbull, as well as The Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland.

Sir Angus is also the Chairman of Burrell Renaissance, which is providing strategic direction for the c.£66 million refurbishment and redisplay of The Burrell Collection, including plans for international touring of objects from Sir William's great legacy to major institutions around the world.

Prof Lesley Sawers

​Professor Lesley Sawers

Dr Sawers was appointed Equalities and Human Rights Commissioner for Scotland in April 2016. She is also Deputy Chair of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Executive Chair of Genanalytics Ltd. Dr Sawers was previously Vice Principal & Pro Vice Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University for Business, Innovation and Enterprise. Over a career spanning 30+ years in the private and public sectors her areas of expertise include Economic Strategy and Policy, Business Performance Improvement, Innovation and Strategic Stakeholder Management.

Dr Sawers completed an independent Review into the Role and Contribution of Women to the Scottish Economy, commissioned by the Scotland Office (UK Government), published in March 2015. Following publication of this work she formed GenAnalytics Ltd, a people science analytics and insights company that works with businesses and organisations to develop and align business performance metrics with diversity and equality strategies.

Dr Sawers was also Chief Executive of Scotland's leading independent economic policy think tank, SCDI, for 5 years. Joining from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce - where she was its first female Chief Executive in its 230 year history. Dr Sawers has also held senior leadership roles in Royal Mail Group, Scottish Power plc., CACI, Management Horizons and VisitScotland. 

Previous Non-Executive roles include VisitScotland, Action for Children UK, Commonwealth Youth Trust, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Chair of Business Club Scotland and Chair of the Royal Mail Advisory Board in Scotland.

Dr Sawers has a degree in Political Economy, Glasgow University, a PhD from Stirling University, Honorary Doctorates from Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University. She is also an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Dilawer Singh MBE

​Dilawer Singh MBE

Dilawer Singh was the first Asian and Sikh Police Officer in Scotland and spent over 30 years with Strathclyde Police and Her Majesty's Inspectorate.  He has raised thousands of pounds for different international charities through his sporting exploits.  Dilawer was also part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Team and now sits on sub-committees for the legacy of the Games.

He has a number of prestigious awards and titles including The Lifetime Achievement Award from The Lord Provost of Glasgow for his contribution and service to sport; Chair of Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association (SEMSA Scotland) and Vice Chair of the Sports Council for Glasgow.

John McCormick

​John McCormick

John graduated with a MA (Hons) in History and Economic History from Glasgow University in 1967 and taught in a Glasgow comprehensive school while completing a MEd Degree.

He joined BBC Education in 1970 and held a number of senior positions before taking up the post of Controller of BBC Scotland in 1992, responsible for all BBC activities in Scotland.  John retired from the BBC in 2004 and is currently Electoral Commissioner with Special Responsibility for Scotland and a Director of the Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company.

He has been Chair of The Scottish Qualifications Authority and of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is currently Vice-Chair of Scottish Opera.  John has received Honorary Degrees from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and University of West of Scotland.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Lee McConnell

​Lee McConnell

Lee is a retired Scottish and British Athlete.  From 2001 to 2012 she competed in every major championship for Scotland and Great Britain, including 3 Olympic Games, 3 Commonwealth Games, 6 World Championships and 4 European Championships.  Winning a total of 9 major championship medals.

She has also been involved with a number of initiatives for the City of Glasgow, including:

  • Part of The Bid Team for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Glasgow City Council Health Commission (2008-2009)
  • Glasgow City Council Commonwealth Games Legacy Board (2011-current)
Amanda McMillan OBE

​Amanda McMillan OBE


Amanda McMillan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) Airports Limited in December 2014 following the sale of the three airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) from Heathrow Airport Holdings.  A qualified Chartered Accountant, Ms McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, national business that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and supports over 8,200 jobs.  In addition to her role as CSE, Amanda is also the Managing Director of Glasgow Airport - a position she has held since 2008 after joining what was then BAA in October 2005.  Prior to that, Amanda also worked for worldwide drinks business Diageo, and global accountancy firm KPMG.

In June 2013, Amanda received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of services to business and tourism.  Her success as Managing Director was further recognised in October 2015 when Glasgow Airport was crowned 'UK Airport of the Year' at the National Transport Awards in London.  Amanda also holds a number of positions outwith AGS Airports Limited, including Member of the First Minister of Scotland's Council of Economic Advisers; Non-Executive Director of utilities firm Business Stream; Member of the University of Glasgow Business School Advisory Board; Ambassador for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Professor Anton Muscatelli

Professor Anton Muscatelli

Anton Muscatelli has been Prinipal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, since October 2009. From 2007-2009 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University.  An economist, his research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macro economics.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


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