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Governance

Our Board of Trustees

CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY SCOTLAND

Board of Trustees

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Jock Brown

Jock Brown became the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Children’s University Scotland upon its inception in April 2013. His involvement was inspired by a chance meeting with Dr Sandy Bradbrook, the Chairman of CU England, in Carlisle in 2012. They were colleagues in the Cambridge University football team in the mid-1960s.

After graduating in English law at Cambridge, he spent five years as a journalist in Glasgow before qualifying as a Scottish solicitor in 1975. His legal career culminated at Brodies LLP, where he was a partner and a consultant. He has also been a television and radio football commentator for nearly 40 years and was General Manager, Football, at Celtic FC in 1997/98. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business and communications to Children’s University Scotland.

Doug Wilson

Doug is a chartered professional health and safety practitioner with over thirty years’ experience working in various safety-critical industries. During his career he has held senior roles within a number of industry sectors including transportation, construction, spirits and wine, entertainment, utilities and financial services.

The businesses he has worked for include Standard Life, Vivendi – Universal Studios, Pernod Ricard, Seagram Spirits & Wine Group, The Chivas & Glenlivet Group, Scottish Equitable, Balfour Beatty, First Engineering, Babcock International and ScottishPower. His work has allowed him to gain extensive international business experience operating in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. In addition to his current remit within ScottishPower, part of the Iberdrola Group, he holds a number of external industry positions and responsibilities.

Dr Ken Cunningham CBE

Dr Ken Cunningham has spent most of his working life in education, having held a range of school and local authority posts. He has also worked as an adviser, inspector and Chief Examiner. He was appointed General Secretary of School Leaders Scotland in 2008. He has chaired and been a member of a range of Government task and steering groups as well as Chair of Educational Broadcasting Council for Scotland, former Director and Vice Chair of Young Enterprise Scotland and Notre Dame Child Guidance Boards, a member of the Qualifications Committee of SQA and the SCHOLAR Advisory Board, and a Trustee/Director of ICAS Foundation, Children’s University Scotland and Children 1st. He was for 15 years the Head and Principal of Hillhead High School and its learning community, during which time he oversaw the merger of two large secondary schools. He was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to Scottish education in 2002.

Dee Bird

Dee has over 15 years’ experience working in a variety of academic and academic-related roles at the Universities of Glasgow, Queen Margaret and Leeds. She is currently Assistant Director at the Scottish Funding Council where she is responsible for managing the relationship with Scotland’s research-intensive universities and small specialist institutions to support them in delivering high quality research and teaching. Dee holds a PhD in the humanities from the University of Glasgow and began her career as a teacher of English in the state schools of her native New Jersey.