Board members are senior figures from business, academia, finance and policy-making and have the collective responsibility for the governance and strategy of The David Hume Institute.
Mr Jeremy Peat OBE FRSE has been Director since 2005, having previously been Senior Economic Adviser at the Scottish Office from 1985 - 1993 and Group Chief Economist at RBS from 1993 - 2005. He is a regular commentator in the Scottish press. Jeremy was a member of the 'Expert Group' advising the Calman Commission on economic and financial matters and is now a member of the Church of Scotland Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity. He is also a member of the Competition Commission and, until the end of 2010, BBC National Trustee for Scotland.
Professor Alan Alexander OBE FRSE is Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Management, Strathclyde Business School. Founding Director, Scottish Local Authorities Management Centre, University of Strathclyde. Chair, Waterwise. Former Chair, Scottish Water and West of Scotland Water. Former Chair, Postwatch Scotland. Former Chair, DistanceLab Ltd. Former member, Commission on Local Government and the Scottish Parliament; Accounts Commission; Economic and Social Research Council.
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Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Management, Strathclyde Business School. Founding Director, Scottish Local Authorities Management Centre, University of Strathclyde. Chair, Waterwise. Former Chair, Scottish Water and West of Scotland Eater. Former Chair, Postwatch Scotland. Former Chair, DistanceLab Ltd. Former member, Commission on Local Government and the Scottish Parliament; Accounts Commission; Economic and Social Research Council.
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Ms Kyla Brand is the Office of Fair Trading Representative for Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. Based in Edinburgh since 1999, Kyla has drawn on private sector experience in corporate social responsibility, market research in the Gulf states and a varied civil service career in the then DTI.
Professor Alice Brown, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, AcSS: Emeritus Professor of Politics, and formerly Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh. Also Co-Director of the University's Institute of Governance. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from 2002-2009. Currently member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council; Sunningdale Fellow; and Chair of the Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Mr Jo Elliot is a merchant banker. He was chief executive of his firm, Quayle Munro, up to 2007 and has specialised in projects at the public/private sector interface including privatisations and PFI/PPP, acting for the public authority or for the private sector counterparty. He has been a Governor of Edinburgh College of Art and has recently been appointed to join the Court of Dundee University. He is also a director of J W Galloway Ltd, which is one of the largest meat processors in Scotland, and of an investment trust Edinburgh New Income Trust plc.
Mr Patrick Hodge(The Hon. Lord Hodge) is a Judge of the Court of Session. He became an advocate in 1983 and a QC in 1996. When in private practice he specialised in commercial and administrative law.Between 1997 and 2003 he was a part-time commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission. Between 2000 and 2005, when he joined the Scottish Bench, he was Procurator to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and a Judge in the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey.
Charlie Jeffery is the Director of the Academy of Government and has been Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh since 2004. He is also Head of the School of Social and Political Science (since 2009) and a Vice-Principal of the University, responsible for Public Policy (since 2011). Previously he was Professor of German Politics and Deputy Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham.
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Professor Donald MacRae OBE, FRSE, FRAgS. FCIOBS is chief economist Lloyds Banking Group Scotland responsible for monitoring the Scottish economy. He is a director of Lloyds TSB Scotland plc. Donald was appointed to the Board of Scottish Homes in 2002 and to the Board of Scottish Enterprise in 2004 where he chaired the economic policy committee until 2010. He has a visiting chair at the University of Abertay, Dundee and is a member of court of the University of the Highlands & Islands. Donald is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a board member of Interface and a member of the Rural Development Council.
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Issue 1 Spring 2013
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