Fellow of Entrepreneurial Scotland

Ann Gloag OBE is a Scottish business woman and charity campaigner. She is co-founder of the international transport company Stagecoach Group.

She founded The Freedom From Fistula Foundation. After meeting Adam Friedman, became executive producer of Shout Gladi Gladi, a documentary film explaining the medical and social issues surrounding obstetric fistula in Africa.

Educated at Caledonian Road Primary School and Perth High School, she qualified as a nurse and during a 20-year career worked as a burns unit sister. She is ranked as Scotland's richest woman.

Using her father's redundancy money, and working with her brother Sir Brian Souter and her first husband Robin Gloag, Gloag established the Stagecoach Group in 1980, running buses from Dundee to London. Expansion continued and in the early 1990s, Stagecoach acquired National Bus Company operations in Cumberland, Hampshire, East Midlands, Ribble, Southdown and the United Counties. Stagecoach bought further bus operations in Scotland, Newcastle and London, with Manchester being added in 1993.

She supports the charity, Mercy Ships, where surgeons and medical staff tend to the sick in Africa, and where Ann works in the operating theatre.