Our board

Our board is appointed by Scottish ministers to strategically guide Scottish Enterprise.

The board meets six times a year to oversee the direction of the organisation and help ensure we are adding value to the Scotland's economy efficiently and with impact.

All members disclose their personal interests and follow the Scottish Enterprise Code of Conduct, which helps ensure high standards are maintained in Scottish public life.

Bob Keiller, chairman

Bob Keiller was appointed Chairman of Scottish Enterprise in January 2016.

Bob has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1986. In November 2012, he became CEO of Wood Group, an international energy services company with $7 billion (USD) sales, over 40,000 employees, and operations in more than 50 countries. Bob stepped down from Wood Group in December 2015.

Bob completed the $1 billion (USD) sale of PSN to Wood Group in April 2011. He was responsible for the creation of PSN by manufacturing a $280 million (USD) management buyout from Halliburton in 2006.

Bob has a MEng degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously Chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA), co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK and former Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Bob’s achievements have been recognised with awards including: Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007, Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008 and Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year at the 2011 Scottish Leadership awards. He was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alongside his non-executive role in Scottish Enterprise, Bob provides mentoring and support for ambitious business leaders and Social Enterprises.

Membership dates

From: 1 January 2016

End of term: 31 December 2018

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Stuart Fancey

Dr Stuart Fancey is Director of Research and Innovation at the Scottish Funding Council.

Educated at the University of St. Andrews and Heriot-Watt University, Stuart pursued research in physics at Heriot-Watt and in Germany. Moving back to Scotland, he was part of the founding management team of Helia Photonics in Livingston. Stuart joined the Scottish Funding Council in 2005 and is currently Director of Research and Innovation. He brings his knowledge of the university sector and of the public sector support for Universities in Scotland and the UK.

Membership dates

From: 1 April 2017

End of term: 31 December 2018

Melfort Campbell

Melfort Campbell has established global engineering businesses serving the marine, defence, energy and utilities industries.

Melfort Campbell established his own business in 1985 and has since established a group of specialised engineering businesses serving the marine, defence, energy and utility industries worldwide.

Melfort has served as Chairman of the CBI in Scotland and Chairman of the Robert Gordon University Board of Governors. He’s also been involved in European and UK programmes for the development of enterprise, innovation, economic development and business and education links.

Now, non-executive in his own businesses, Melfort sits on many boards with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry, co-chairing the Scottish Enterprise Oil and Gas Advisory Board, as well as being Co-Chair of Innovation Scotland, a GlobalScot and on the Oil and Gas UK Contractors Council.

Melfort also has charitable interests as Chairman of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and a board member of Dreamstore.

Membership dates

Reappointment: 1 January 2016

End of term: 31 December 2018

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Anne Glover

Professor Dame Anne Glover is a biologist and launched a spin-out company from the University of Aberdeen.

Dame Anne Glover has had a rewarding career at the University of Aberdeen, both academically and through launching a spin out company based on her research.

Under a secondment from the university, Anne was appointed the first Chief Scientific Adviser to Scotland and then the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. 

Membership dates

Reappointment: 1 March 2018

End Term: 28 February 2021

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Carmel Teusner

Carmel Teusner is a member of the Board of the National Library of Scotland and former Director of software firm, Azalient Ltd.

Carmel Teusner has a background in organisational development and brings global business experience spanning a broad range of industries and sectors.

She has held senior management roles in FTSE 100 and ASX 100 companies including Westpac, Lloyds Banking Group and British Sky Broadcasting. She has experience of a range of business challenges from start-up, strategy development, expansion, consolidation, acquisition, integration and divestment and was most recently Group Head of Organisational Development for UGL, one of Australia’s leading engineering and outsourced services companies.

Carmel is a member of the Board of the National Library of Scotland and former Director of software firm Azalient Ltd. She holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from University of London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Membership dates

From: 1 January 2016

To: 31 December 2018

Gavin Nicol

Gavin Nicol was formerly Director of Operations at Glasgow-based engineering company, Weir Group Plc.

Gavin Nicol was formerly Director of Operations for the Weir Group Plc. Gavin brings experience of delivering transformational business improvement across the globe having led businesses in the USA, China, India and the UK. Gavin is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Membership dates

Reappointment: 1 March 2018

End Term: 28 February 2021

Willie Mackie

Willie Mackie has over 36-years of financial services experience and is a board member of Skills Development Scotland.

Willie Mackie is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland and has over 36 years of experience in the financial services sector including a spell as the managing partner of Clydesdale Banks Business, Private and Agriculture business across Ayrshire and Arran.

He established his business consultancy in January 2013. He has played an active role in supporting and promoting economic development and has held a number of Non-Executive positions, Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire (Board Member), Ayrshire Economic Partnership (Member), Ayrshire Chamber (past President), and Taste Ayrshire (Chair).

He was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary to the role of the Regional Chair of Ayrshire College in 2013, is a Board member of College Scotland and College Development Network where he is also Chair of the Audit Committee.

In 2014, he was appointed to the Board of Skills Development Scotland where he is Chair of the Service Development Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee.

Membership dates

From: 1 January 2016

To: 31 December 2018

Steve Dunlop, chief executive

Steve is chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic development agency.

He joined the organisation in May 2018 from Scottish Canals. Here, he was Chief Executive and responsible for the restoration and renewal of Scotland’s 137-mile canal network, including two of the nation’s most iconic tourist attractions - The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.

A finalist in Entrepreneurial Scotland’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for 2017, over the last decade, Steve has become a leading public sector entrepreneur with a reputation for innovative and disruptive thinking in traditional environments.

He re-imagined some of Scotland’s most important industrial assets to develop corridors of opportunity which greatly benefit the people and economy of Scotland today.

Prior to Scottish Canals, Steve held senior positions at Newcastle City Council and Falkirk Council.

Membership dates

From: May 2018

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Register of interests

Board minutes

We hold six formal board meetings every year. We've published all the meeting minutes in 2018 and 2017 in PDF format for you to download below.

Board minutes 2018:

27 April

23 February

Board minutes 2017:

8 December

26 October

1 September

30 June

28 April

24 February