8 December 2023

Glasgow Life appoints new independent Board member

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Glasgow Life has this week appointed Glen Gribbon as a new independent Board member. With over 30 years' experience in international sales, marketing, and brand management, Glen is the Chief Executive of Bladnoch Distillery; an ambitious whisky business based in Dumfries and Galloway that dates back to 1817.

Prior to this, Glen held leadership positions across several high-profile brands in the drinks industry, including as Marketing Director for The Macallan brand at Edrington, and Marketing and International Sales Director for Whyte and Mackay.

Glen will help guide our charity in its mission to inspire every citizen and visitor to become engaged and active in a city globally renowned for culture and sport. He brings a wealth of experience having worked across a broad spectrum of large corporate and blue-chip businesses including BP Oil; Mars Confectionary; and Colgate Palmolive. Glen is also the Non-Executive Chair of The Cabrach Distillery, which will be operational in May 2024 and is the first distillery to be set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC). He stepped down as a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in July 2023 after eight years in the role. 

Glen said: "Glasgow Life's innovative programmes and services play a vital role at the heart of Glasgow's communities; supporting the mental, physical and economic wellbeing of the city. It's a privilege to join Glasgow Life's Board and to be part of a values-led charity that is making a positive impact on people's lives through the power of culture and sport."