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
Sir Angus is also the Chairman of Burrell
Renaissance, which is providing strategic direction for the c£60-£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.
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; Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University.
awer Singh MB
ilawer 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 planning the legacy of the games.
He as 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 graduated with an MA
(Hons) in History and Economic History from Glasgow University in 1967
and taught in a Glasgow comprehensive school while completing a MEd
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 is a retired Scottish and British athlete.
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 Councils Commonwealth Games Legacy Board (2011-current)
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 CEO, 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 out with 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
Anton Muscatelli is Principal 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 macroeconomics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.