Morag McNeill, Chair

Morag was appointed SEC Chair in 2024, prior to her appointment, she served as Senior Non-Executive Director. She joined the SEC Board of Directors in 2014.


Morag McNeill is a qualified solicitor. She was a partner with McGrigors – now Pinsent Masons LLP – for 14 years specialising in corporate finance before becoming General Counsel at Forth Ports plc from 2005 to 2012.


She holds several non-executive positions including Chair of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited and Vice Chair of Social Investment Scotland.


She is Chair of Court at Heriot-Watt University and also sits on the board of several charities including FARE Scotland.


She was previously Chair of Court at The Edinburgh Academy and Vice Chair of Aberdeen Harbour Board and held non-executive positions with The Scottish Government and University of Aberdeen.

Vivien Currie, Non-Executive Director

Vivien Currie is a Director of The Merchants House of Glasgow, the oldest social enterprise in the city, which provides benefits and grants to relieve poverty.  She is also a Director of The Royal Stables in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a historic equestrian centre in the heart of the city. 


Vivien’s executive career saw her predominantly in the horse racing industry as Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse and of Hamilton Park Racecourse Group, diversifying it into an all-year-round award-winning resort, conceptualising and building a Hampton by Hilton hotel in the racecourse grounds.  During this period, she was also Non-Executive Director of the British Horseracing Authority, the sport’s peak governing body, and Vice Chairman of the Racecourse Association which represents the interests of the 59 racecourses in Great Britain. 


Previously, Vivien was part owner and Chief Executive of Livingston Football Club, taking it out of Administration.   She sat on the Scottish Football League Management Committee being the first female in its over 100-year existence. 


Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Vivien worked in London, Australia and Glasgow before joining the global telecoms business Damovo as Director of Strategy and later becoming head of Global Sales & Solutions. 


Vivien was a member of Marie Curie’s Development Board for the Glasgow Hospice, and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2020 for her services to racecourse management, business and charity. 

Jonathan Kemp, Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Kemp is the Commercial Director of AG Barr plc - where he is responsible for leading all the sales and marketing activity associated with brands such as IRN-BRU and Rubicon. 


After initially working as a researcher at the House of Commons Jonathan studied Economics at Liverpool University before joining the global FMCG business Procter & Gamble where he spent 12 years in a variety of customer, consumer and commercial roles. 


He joined the board of AG Barr back in 2003 and alongside his general Directors responsibilities describes marketing IRN-BRU as the "best job in Scotland".


Jonathan is also closely associated with the University of Strathclyde where he carries out economics research and teaches "brand building" to final year Marketing students.

John Watson, Non-Executive Director

John joined Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) Business Improvement team in 2013 and Chief Commercial Officer of their investment, Edinburgh Airport Limited, leading the revenue and capital investment projects teams. John works with a number of GIP investments worldwide and is CEO of Crosswind Developments Ltd. He is Chair of the Board of Directors at IGS Limited.
Prior to joining GIP, he was Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s $50bn SME Lending portfolio during the banking liquidity crisis. John was also a founding Board Director of the Business Growth Fund plc. 

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC Corporate Finance, John joined 3i plc. He has subsequently held a number of private equity, executive and non-executive positions globally.
John is a non-executive director (former Board Chair) at The Institute of Directors and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee. John was previously Vice President of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, a non-executive director of Entrepreneurial Scotland and a member of the ICAS Governing Council.
With over 25 years of business experience, a BEng Mechanical Design Engineering and an MSc IT from University of Glasgow.
John is Audit & Risk Committee Chair at Scottish Event Campus Limited.

George Gillespie, Non-Executive Director

George Gillespie is Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability for Glasgow City Council with responsibility for  Roads & Transportation, Planning and Development, Building Standards, Housing and Regeneration, Project Management and Design, Corporate Asset Management, Waste Management and Disposal, Parks and Open Space, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Scientific Services (Glasgow Scientific Services), Bereavement Services, Community Safety, Events and Transport Services.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience within roads and transportation together with the delivery of wide-ranging frontline services and the successful management of major projects. He has held a number of senior positions within the former Strathclyde Regional Council, and with Glasgow City Council as Head of Roads, Head of Service Delivery and Assistant Director prior to his most recent, current appointment in March 2018.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Non-Executive Director

Councillor McAveety was born and raised in Glasgow and has served as an elected representative of the city since 1988.

First elected as a member of Glasgow District Council, he served as Convenor of the Arts and Culture Committee, which led on the development of the Gallery of Modern Art and initiated plans for the large-scale development of the Kelvingrove Gallery, solidifying its position as one the UK’s top tourist attractions.

Councillor McAveety served as Leader of Glasgow City Council from 1997 to 1999, establishing the first ever Local Authority Standards Committee.

He was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999, serving in the Scottish Executive in a number of Ministerial positions, including Deputy Minister for Local Government (1999-2000), Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care (2002-2003) and as Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport (2003-2004). During his tenure as Minister he established the National Theatre of Scotland.

In 2012, he was elected to Glasgow City Council for the Shettleston ward, convening the Sustainability and Environment Policy Committee and taking on special responsibility for cycling.

Councillor McAveety was again elected as Leader of Glasgow City Council in September 2015 and served as Leader of the Labour Group until 2020.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Non-Executive Director

Susan Aitken became Leader of Glasgow City Council when the SNP became the largest party on the Council and formed a minority administration in May 2017. She was elected as a councillor for the Langside ward, where she lives, in 2012 and has been leader of the SNP group since 2014, having previously served as the group spokesperson on health and social care. She is the SNP’s national Local Government Convener.

Before being elected, Susan worked in a variety of policy and research roles in the Scottish Parliament and the third sector, and as a freelance writer and editor specialising in health and social care policy. She grew up in Biggar in South Lanarkshire, moved to Glasgow aged 17 and is a graduate of both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.

Duncan Black, Non-Executive Director

Duncan Black is Head of Audit & Inspection for Glasgow City Council.

After training as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG LLP in their external audit practice, he joined Glasgow City Council in 2008. As Chief Accountant he had responsibility for the annual budget and annual accounts preparation. 

In 2015 he was appointed Head of Audit and Inspection with overall responsibility for the Internal Audit, Corporate Fraud, and Executive Compliance sections across the Council Group. 

This includes the Council’s Arms Length External Organisations,  the Glasgow City Region Cabinet, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, and the Strathclyde Pension Fund. 

Through our Audit Glasgow initiative, he is also the appointed Chief Internal Auditor for the Shetland Islands Council Group, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority, and Scottish Canals.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors with family, including walking, mountain biking and golf.  He also enjoys listening to music and plays the piano and cello.

Billy McFadyen, Director of Finance & Development

Billy’s career began when he left school for a trainee accountant role. On completing his accountancy qualifications, and having fulfilled various roles in public practice, he pursued a career in industry in 1990.

Billy joined the SEC in 2008. He has responsibility for Finance, Development, Commercial Partners and Hospitality. He is also our Company Secretary and maintains relationships with our legal advisors, banking partner and insurers. As well as being an SEC Board member, he sits on the QD Events Board.

A current focus is developing SEC’s ambitious Net Zero energy strategy which considers a variety of energy generation and storage both on and off campus.

Having joined SEC with extensive construction experience, Billy was an integral part of the OVO Hydro delivery team. He completed the relocation of the heliport, helped deliver the multi storey car park and recently secured a developer for the hotel sites adjacent to the car park.

Billy has previously overseen People and Technology, Live Entertainment and Ticketing within the SEC.

Prior to joining SEC, Billy was the Regional Managing Director for Robertson Homes and grew the business from £7m to £40m turnover. He joined Robertson Homes as the Finance Director in 2002 and was responsible for the major development of the management information systems as well as overseeing all financial functions.

Previous roles include Finance Director, George Wimpey West Scotland and Financial Accountant with Keyline Builders Merchants Ltd.

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