I have been a member of the Scottish National Party since 1966 and have held a variety of posts in my local branch and constituency. I am an experienced management coach and mentoring and have held a number of Non-Executive Director posts in the public and private sectors.
Prior to setting up my own consultancy, I was the Scottish Director of the Work Foundation (formerly The Industrial Society).
In February 2009, I was appointed Chairman of The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
In October 2012, I was appointed as a Board Member to the first Scottish Police Authority.
I am married with two grown-up children and have lived in Dunblane since 1985.
Leisure interests (time permitting) include golf, gardening and reading. I am a member of Rotary and an elder in the Church of Scotland.
Surgeries for Dunblane and Bridge of Allan
|Saturday 30 Oct 2021 10:00 AM||Bridge of Allan Library||Graham Houston|
|Saturday 06 Nov 2021 10:00 AM||Dunblane Library||Alastair Majury|
|Saturday 13 Nov 2021 10:00 AM||Bridge of Allan Library||Alasdair Tollemache|
|Saturday 20 Nov 2021 10:00 AM||Dunblane Library||Alasdair Tollemache|
|Saturday 27 Nov 2021 10:00 AM||Bridge of Allan Library||Douglas Dodds|
|Saturday 04 Dec 2021 10:00 AM||Dunblane Library||Graham Houston|
|Saturday 11 Dec 2021 10:00 AM||Bridge of Allan Library||Alasdair Tollemache|
|Saturday 18 Dec 2021 10:00 AM||Dunblane Library||Alastair Majury|
Self Employed, Craigton Coaching & Consultancy, (Executive Business Coaching & Management Consultancy)
Vice President COSLA
Director - Improvement Service
Board Member - Health & Social Care Integrated Joint Board
Board Member of Stirling Enterprise Park (STEP)
|Election Expenses||£929.66 paid by Stirling Constituency SNP|
|Houses, Land and Buildings||Joint owner of two properties in the Stirling Council area.|
|Shares and Securities||N/A|
|Non Financial Interests||
Fellow of Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts
Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
Rotary Club of Dunblane & Bridge of Allan (Member)
Dunblane Cathedral Kirk Session (Elder)
Dunblane New Golf Club (Member)
Dunblane Community Trust
Bridge of Allan Civic Trust
Patron of Spittal's Trust
Bridge of Allan Victory Fund Trustee
District of Stirling Licensing Board
Dunblane Memorial Garden Maintenance Trustee
Member Scottish National Party
Clackmannanshire & Stirling Integration Joint Board
Stirling Business Centre Board Member
University of Stirling Conference Council
Stirling Technology Projects Limited (Director)
Environment & Housing Committee
Adult Social Care Panel
Smith Art Gallery Museum – Board of Trustees
|Gifts and Hospitality||
23 Nov 2017 - Chancellor's Dinner, University of Stirling
27 June 2018 - Chancellor's Dinner, University of Stirling
22 Nov 2018 - Chancellor's Dinner, University of Stirling
26 June 2021 - Gift from a constituent of 6 bottles of red wine, value £45.