Our experience includes many building types including residential, public and urban design projects.
As of 15 October 2013 he took over as Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Lord Wallace studied Law at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and was called to the Bar in 1979, practicing mainly in civil law cases. He was appointed a Privy Councillor in 2000 and in 2007 he was appointed to the House of Lords. He holds honorary doctorates from Heriot Watt University, the Open University and the University of Edinburgh.
Oonagh joined the civil service in 2007 and is currently Head of Enterprise and Cities in the Business Directorate. In a previous life Oonagh worked in local government, latterly as Head of Performance and Resources at Stirling Council where she was involved with a number of regulatory services and had responsibility for Fleet, Catering and Cleaning and  Services.
Rosemary Agnew was appointed as Scottish Information Commissioner on 1 May 2012 for a fixed term of six years.
Rosemary holds a Masters in Business Administration (dist) from Manchester Business School. As Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary is responsible for the enforcement and promotion of Scotland's freedom of information law. As Head of Oversight and Communications, David is responsible for the area of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission which oversees the way in which the Law Society and the Faculty of Advocates deal with conduct complaints – similar to the role previously undertaken by the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman.
Prior to working for the SLCC David held a variety of investigation-based roles in both the public and private sectors. Tim is Acting Executive Director and Head of Programmes (Health and Social Care) at the Centre for Public Scrutiny, a Westminster based charity that promotes transparency and accountability in public services.
Tim lives in Leeds where he is an Associate Governor at the Leeds North West Special Inclusion Learning Centre and a Director of Future Horizons Leeds (a provider of services for young adults with learning disabilities). Catriona is a Partner in Anderson Strathern's Public, Regulatory and Healthcare team within the Dispute Resolution department. She combines a civil court and public body practice to give public, regulatory and healthcare clients specialist expertise in judicial review, appeals to the Court of Session, appearances before professional disciplinary panels and tribunals and in all aspects of Healthcare Law.
Catriona also regularly provides detailed advice on statutory interpretation for our public body clients, particularly in the field of health and social care and advises them on the protection of vulnerable groups human rights, judicial review and appeals. In her healthcare practice, Catriona deals with high value and significant clinical negligence claims. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Catriona was a journalist and her career spanned newspapers, radio and the BBC television news and current affairs.
Vincent Cable read Natural Science and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University.Vince worked as Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenya Government between 1966 and 1968. After graduating from university, Michael worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Edinburgh where he qualified as a Scottish chartered accountant. In 1995 Michael returned to the Borders and in 1997 he was elected as an MP following the retirement of David Steel. In May 2010, following the formation of the Coalition Government at Westminster, Michael was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland. As MP for the Borders, Michael remains committed to assisting his constituents as his top priority and to work for the best interests of the area. Lord Smith has a strong financial services background and a wealth of experience gleaned from a wide range of positions. Working for Carillion Service for over 3 years Siobonne leads the strategic development of energy services to the private, social and commercial sector. Nathan has focused in recent years on the commercialisation and development of growth strategies for "green", low carbon and smart business strategies for cities and regions in the UK.
Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in the Technology, Design, Property and Construction sector, as well as in Finance and Investment in Strategic Development working with both the private and public sector. Jonathan has overseen the development of projects, particularly for two funding mechanisms: REIF (Renewable Energy Investment Fund) and UK GIB (Green Investment Bank). A large part of Jonathan’s role is liaising between the public and private sectors for project inception and development.
Until recently, Jonathan also carried out a similar role for the City of Edinburgh Council, for strategic property and investment development.
Jonathan created Project Edinburgh and the String of Pearls projects for the City of Edinburgh whilst on secondment from Standard Life from 2004 to 2008.


Having created a number of development frameworks, projects and investment opportunities with the Project Edinburgh Design Team; Jonathan and the team then secured major investment interest in the city from global investors and developers.
Alex is a native Glaswegian who, after Strathclyde University, joined the Met Office in the early 1970s. He has held a variety of posts working amongst others as a forecaster at RAF Leuchars, Glasgow Weather Centre, Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, and Senior Forecaster for the ITV National Weather. After London Weather Centre he moved on to manage the Met Office defence network in the south of England and the Mediterranean.
Owen Kelly was appointed as Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) in January 2008. Owen’s role focuses strongly on representing the industry to governments and regulators in Scotland, London and Brussels.
Rachel Kyte is the vice president for sustainable development at the World Bank, where she has overall responsibilities for the organization’s global work in agriculture, environment, energy, infrastructure, urban, and social development, along with global public goods issues in those areas. Under his leadership it has grown into the largest group of its kind in Europe; he has also been involved in the creation of six University spin-out companies, one of which was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise. He was promoted to Deputy Principal in August 2006 with a focus on research enhancement and business development. Ian is an economist by academic training and qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in London before making his career in private equity at 3i, from 1987 to 2011.
Keith is Head of the Projects Group at Brodies and has been practising in projects for more than 15 years.
Fiona Riddoch has worked in a range of management roles in sectors spanning consumer electronics to wind turbine components, and building system controls. Her team support the Regulatory Review Group and were involved with the Regulatory Reform Act as it made its way through parliament. She is familiar with the challenges of working in a regulatory environment and understands the importance of effective and proportionate regulation, scrutiny and enforcement.
She previously held the posts of Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and Assistant Ombudsman at the Local Government Ombudsman, and so is familiar with operating within a regulatory environment. She has a keen interest in developing a framework of continuous improvement of public authority FOI practice during her term of office. More widely, the area is also responsible for using insight from trends analysis of complaints data to inform the profession and to publish guidance for both practitioners and the consumers of legal services. He manages the Centres work promoting accountable health and social care services and tackling health inequalities and helps CfPS to work with others to develop future policy around accountability and patient and public involvement in health, care and well-being.
Tim is also an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society and a member of the Ministry of Justice Administrative Justice Forum. Well regarded reputation for delivering organisational strategy and expertise in working at Board level as chair and member.
She advises our professional regulatory clients on a range of important issues including registration, regulation and professional disciplinary hearings.
She is able to interpret complex legislation in a clear and understandable way for our clients.
After lecturing at Glasgow University in economics he worked as a first Secretary in the Diplomatic Service in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1974-1976).
Michael and his family spent time in Inverness and after the army stint settled in Lanarkshire. In opposition, he focussed on foreign policy, defence, international development and Scotland.
Currently Chairman of SSE, which is the second largest producer of energy in the UK and has the largest renewables portfolio in Britain, he has a comprehensive knowledge of energy trends.
In the early part of her time at Carillion she lead in the development and delivery of solar pv programmes in the domestic and commercial sectors as well as being involved in some early electric vehicle charging post projects. Previously, as a Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, Nathan worked with public and private sector organisations, across a wide range of projects and programmes in social, environmental and economic infrastructure. This has involved the development and coordination of the Scottish Green Investment Portfolio (SGIP) assisting the accessibility for finance for Low Carbon and Green Sector projects, development and planning of new funds and delivery structures for Energy, Waste and Community Renewable projects.
He advises on the development of teams to progress projects and investment structures and sourcing Public and Private finance and delivery interest for major projects.
Alex then became Head of London weather Centre where he lead a team of forecasters responsible for severe weather and road forecasts in the southeast of England, rail forecasts for the UK as well as overall monitoring of UK National TV and radio output. Prior to her appointment in 2011, she was the International Finance Corporation's vice president for business advisory services and a member of IFC's management team.


In October 2006 he was appointed Director of the Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering (GRPE), part of an £80m collaborative pooling funded by the Scottish Funding Council. As a former senior BBC correspondent he understands the importance of balance and neutrality. He has built up a broad range of expertise, and has experience advising lenders, developers, utilities, contractors and the public sector in project finance, JV and public sector-private sector transactions.
A large part of her working career was spent with Honeywell Controls Ltd moving from manufacturing to marketing, and business management, in Scotland, Germany and around the world.
Our creative process tailored to our clients needs allows us to produce innovative architecture at all scales. He held several positions on the Board of Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) and had previously been Commercial Director of Scottish Hydro Electric plc since 1995.David was presented with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honaris causa, from the University of Dundee in June 2014. Her extensive public sector experience (which has ranged from policy and business development to complaints handling) includes managing authority compliance with freedom of information laws. She considers that the statutory obligation of FOI can also be an enabler for authorities in terms of both effectiveness and transparency: FOI is the key to many rights and freedoms in our society and also a significant driver to good public authority practice. He was then Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included a period working for the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, John Smith MP, as a Special Advisor. He is also Chairman of The Weir Group plc, Glasgow 2014 (the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, and Non-executive Director of Standard Bank Group Ltd.
Recent focus has been has been heavily weighted towards the emerging Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation policies as she has worked with DECC, other industry leads and internally to bring a sustainable business model under these new energy efficiency policies. His key policy specialisms in government were EU and international relations, and communications. In the last few years Nicolas has advised on a number of transactions including the IPO of Greencoat UK Wind (2013), the acquisition of SSE’s Swedish wind portfolio by HgCapital (2013), the acquisition of the Dudgeon offshore wind project by Statoil and Statkraft (2012), the fund raising for Gaelectric Irish wind asset (2012), the acquisition of Elkem by ChemChina (2011), the acquisition of Clipper Windpower by UTC (2010), the acquisition of a stake in Camco by Khazanah (2010), the acquisition of Danstoker by Thermax (2010) and the sale of Dewind to Korean Daewoo (2009). As part of the Scottish Engineering research pool, he acts as Chairman of the Energy Technology Partnership.
John Morrison is the owner of Morrison Media Strategies a leading PR, Public Affairs and Media Training company. His experience spans a number of sectors, including renewable energy, urban regeneration, health, education, waste and transport.His primary focus is the development of the firm's infrastructure practice in particular renewables, urban regeneration and public sector-private sector transactions.
She has first-hand experience of leading the development of an open culture in a Scottish public authority essential, in her view, to achieving FOI compliance.
From 1983 to 1990 Vince worked as Special Advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal.From 1990 Vince worked for Shell International and in 1995 became Shell's Chief Economist. He has held positions on various private and public boards including the Financial Services Authority and Financial Reporting Council (FRC), and a number of key positions within the banking industry. Her continued aim is to find increasingly appealing and easily accessible ways to make energy efficiency the obvious choice by combining different policy drivers, financial mechanisms and buying behaviours of people in their homes and in their businesses as we all have a responsibility and a great opportunity to drive changes and improvements to eradicate fuel poverty, improve the energy efficiency and in turn support the fight against climate change. He spent two years in Tokyo in the 1990s, promoting Scotland as an investment location.Owen joined the government service in 1988, shortly after graduating from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in Chinese.
He has also advised a number of State owned utilities on their nuclear strategies including South African Eskom, Hungarian MVM and Romanian EnergoNuclear.
The renewables sector is a growing area of practice and he has advised clients on windfarm, hydro scheme and bio energy projects. He was made head of the economics programme at Chatham House and since becoming an MP, has been appointed a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, for a 3 year period until 2004.Vince Cable served as a Labour Councillor in Glasgow between 1971 and 1974, before joining the Social Democrat Party. For example, he recently advised the funder on the refinancing and repowering of the first ever UK commercial windfarm in Delabole, Cornwall. In 1997 Vince Cable was first elected to Parliament to represent Twickenham.He joined the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet in October 1999 as Spokesman on Trade and Industry after a spell as a junior Treasury spokesman.
He was the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor from November 2003 until May 2010 and was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats until May 2010. He continues to advise public sector clients such as Glasgow City Council on the athletes village development for the Commonwealth Games 2014, and Aberdeen City Council on the rescue and refinancing of first UK PPP project to suffer a lender default.




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