‘Currently, we are entering a difficult period in Scottish politics but I feel that in Stirling we have a great variety of talent and expertise in our Councillors, irrespective of party affiliations. A key part of my role as Provost will be to harness those talents and urge all members to work together for the benefit of all our citizens.
I am delighted to represent Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward and to the best of my knowledge, am the second councillor from Dunblane to hold this post. I will strive to encourage inward investment to our city, maximise the tourism potential of our outstanding countryside and protect our environment.’
A little bit about me
I have a very diverse and professional background, providing me with the vast experience in my new role. I have been a self-employed management consultant for the past 12 years. Over the past four years I have carried out a number of commissions in East Africa as a technical advisor to the governments of Kenya and Zambia.
I trained as an internal consultant with the Civil Service College and worked in most central government departments, training senior managers in leadership and management development. Earlier in life I trained as a housing manager and held posts within local authorities in both England and Scotland.
I am also an associate of a leading negotiation consultancy and have delivered training solutions to a number of FTSE 100 companies.
My home town Dunblane
My wife, Jayne and I, have lived in Dunblane since 1987, having spent a short period in temporary council accommodation in Fallin - where we still have firm friends. We have two grown-up children,both born in SRI, who are now in higher education.
My family love Dunblane and have established many lasting friendships. I am a active parishioner of the Holy Family Church and enjoy the odd game of golf when time permits. I last played in the Lusaka Golf Club in February and had a great time dodging snakes whilst searching for lost balls.
Provost - Mike Robbins