Our People

Sandy Kennedy

Sandy Kennedy

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Sandy is at the forefront of a movement to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

Colin Robertson

Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland

Colin Robertson is the Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland. He is Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL). 

James Stuart

Managing Director

As Managing Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland, James is responsible for turning the strategy into reality

Emma Watson Mack

Development Director

Emma Watson Mack is the Development Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland

Mark R. Bamforth

Founder and President & CEO of Brammer Biopharmaceuticals

Mark Bamforth founded Brammer Bio, an organization supporting cell and gene therapy innovators

Alan Brown

Founder and President, A. Brown and Company Ltd.

Alan Brown provides independent strategic advice to leaders amongst corporate, institutional and government clients

Graeme Bissett

Chairman/ Director

Graeme Bissett is a Chartered Accountant, corporate financier and experienced non-executive Chairman / Director

Richard Dixon

Chairman,Vets Now Limited

Richard Dixon is founder and Chairman of Vets Now Ltd


Steve Dunlop

Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

Steve is Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise. Previously he was the Chief Executive of Scottish Canals

Lady Janice Gammell

Managing Director

Lady Janice Gammell is Managing Director of Lumity Life 

Lesley Eccles

Lesley Eccles

Co-founder and former EVP, Marketing of FanDuel

Lesley is co-founder and former EVP, Marketing of FanDuel

Colette Grant

Founder, Grant Property

Colette is founder of the leading UK Residential Property Investment + Management Company Grant Property

Malcolm Offord

Founder and Chairman - Badenoch & Co

Malcolm Offord is the Founder and Chairman of Badenoch & Co 

Helen Sayles, CBE

Former SVP, Liberty Mutual

President of the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation 

Sheena Armour

Director of Finance

Sheena is the Director of Finance for Entrepreneurial Scotland and helps keep our finances in check

Sara Cook

Head of Saltire Scholar Programme

Sara is responsible for the management of the Saltire Scholar internship programme

Cathy Craig

Commercial & Membership Director

Cathy is the Commercial & Memberships Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland 

Ken Whipp

Director of Executive Education

Ken leads Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Executive Education programmes

Tom Davie

Tom Davie

Programme Executive, Executive Education

Tom works within Entrepreneurial Scotland’s executive education team 

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Lisa Ferguson

PA to Sandy Kennedy CEO / Office Manager

Lisa’s has responsibility for the smooth running of the ES office as well as providing a range of support services to Sandy & James 

Kirsty French

Kirsty French

Programme Assistant, Saltire Scholars

Kirsty works within the Scholar team as a Programme Assistant 

Robert Kay

Regional Development Manager

Robert is a Regional Development Manager for the Highlands and Islands

Anna McBurney,

Anna McBurney

Acting Programme Manager, Saltire Scholars

Anna is the Acting Programme Manager for the Saltire Scholar Programme 

Molly Martin

Regional Development Manager

Molly is a Regional Development Manager for Entrepreneurial Scotland 

Helen McCormick

Regional Development Manager

Helen is a Regional Development Manager for Entrepreneurial Scotland

Laura Salmond

Marketing and Communications Manager

Laura is our Marketing and Communications Manager within ES

Rosalie Turbett

Programme Assistant, Saltire Scholars

Rosalie works within the Scholar team as a Programme Assistant 

Rachel Wallace

Scotland CAN DO Programme Executive

Rachel is Partnership Officer for Scotland CAN DO and is here to make the CAN DO vision a reality

Vicki Wells

Development Executive

Vicki works alongside Emma working on the Development Strategy for Entrepreneurial Scotland