Dr Lesley Sawers
Dr Lesley Sawers has been the Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry since 2008, having previously held the position of Chief Executive at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, as well as senior roles at organisations including Visit Scotland, Royal Mail Group and Scottish Power. She is a previous winner of the Evening Times Businesswoman of the Year award, as well as receiving the Lord Provost of Glasgow Award for Enterprise.
She is Chairperson of Business Club Scotland and the Royal Mail Advisory Group (Scotland), and has held directorships in the voluntary sector including Action for Children and Quality Scotland Foundation.
Councillor Archie Graham
Councillor Archie Graham was re-elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Langside Ward.
Councillor Graham is currently the Council’s Depute Leader and Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games and has responsibility for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games in 2014. He represents the Council on various Cultural and Sporting bodies including Glasgow 2014 Limited.
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 Frank McAveety is a former MSP where he served as the Minister for Local Government and the Sports Minister. He was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Shettleston Ward.
Councillor McAveety is Convener of the City Council’s Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee.
Councillor David McDonald
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
Councillor Soryia Siddique
Councillor Soryia Siddique was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council on 3 May 2012 representing the Southside Central Ward. Councillor Siddique is Convener of the City Council’s Children and Families Policy Development Committee.
Dr Bridget McConnell
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 £100m and 3000 staff.
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.
Mel Young is recognised as one of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. In 1993 Mel co-founded The Big Issue in Scotland and in 2003 launched the Homeless World Cup.
Mel is the author of GOAL: The story of the Homeless World Cup. He has received honorary degrees from Queen Margaret's University; Herriott Watt University, Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University.
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 Bid Team and now sits on sub committees for recruiting volunteers and planning 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.