International Business Advisory Board

Our International Business Advisory Board helps Stirling Management School to achieve its mission.

Board members offer advice and advocate for the Faculty, helping Stirling Management School to improve the experience of students and other stakeholders. Members bring skills, knowledge and a depth of experience from a range of sectors and organisations, along with a genuine passion to benefit students’ learning, development and employability.

The Board is also a forum for the exchange of good practice and a 'critical friend' to the Management School: members advise on the taught portfolio of programmes and connect the Faculty with businesses, organisations and strategic partners to maximise opportunities for external engagement, knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Stirling Management School International Business Advisory Board meets twice in each academic year. Members also donate their time to engage with students and staff in a number of events and activities throughout the year.

Board members

Stanley Morrice (Chair), Executive Chairman, Garrets

Garrets is the world’s leading provision and stores management partner at sea, dedicated to managing budgets and delivering provisions and stores to ships all over the world. Stanley is also the Chairman of Strachans in Peterhead, the leading distributor of Food & Catering Consumables to the UK Offshore & Shipping Industry; and Strategic Advisor to Wrist.

Previously, Stanley was Chairman of David Sands Ltd through to its Sale to the Co-op; Regional Director for Scotland Martin McColl; Managing Director McLeish Ltd; Chairman of Harris International Marketing Ltd; National Advisor to the Co-op and regional Co-ops; Advisor to Somerfield PLC; Managing Director Aberness Foods Ltd through to its Sale to Somerfield; and Regional (Scotland) Sales Director Watson and Philip PLC.

Stanley was also Vice Chairman, Scottish Enterprise Grampian; Chairman of Scottish Enterprise Grampian Finance Committee; Board member of NISA; Board Member of Mace Marketing Services; and Council Member of Spar UK.

Hazel Curtis, Director of Corporate Relations at Sea Fish Industry Authority

Hazel is the former Director of Corporate Relations for the Sea Fish Industry Authority, having joined as Industry Analyst in 2000, before becoming Chief Economist, then taking up her current role as Director of Corporate Relations. She previously held the role of Senior Business Analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Hazel has contributed her expertise to many government and industry initiatives to help improve fisheries management and business practices.

She is a member of the European Commission’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, providing official advice to the Commission, and from 2011 to 2015 was President of the European Association of Fisheries Economists.

Hazel has recently been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, the global professional association for fisheries economists.

Catherine Gee, Deputy Chief Executive, Keep Scotland Beautiful

Catherine’s early career was in business management within the legal profession, after which she entered the third sector where she quickly progressed to senior management in roles that focused on strategy development and implementation, business and financial management, change projects and general operations.

She works Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB), an environmental charity which seeks to combat climate change, reduce litter and waste and protect and enhance the places we care for.  She has been with KSB since 2011 and has worked for environmental charities for over fifteen years. She is a member of KSB’s Executive Team and is currently Secretary to the board of charity trustees.  Catherine also holds the role of Vice Chair of the Steering Group for the SDG Scotland Network, which seeks to engage individuals and organisations in implementing the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland and globally.

Catherine has always had an interest in the environment and in her own time has undertaken studies in environmental science and sustainable development. Catherine loves the outdoors and enjoys walking, cycling, playing golf and relaxing in her garden. She believes that everyone can make a connection with and respect our environment and in doing so can reap positive benefits such as improved quality of life, health and well-being.

Allison Harrison, Owner, Hot Yoga Edinburgh, and Entrepreneur in Residence

Allison’s early career was in the drinks industry where she managed the “off” trade (non-bar/restaurant sales) for companies including Glenmorangie and Innis & Gunn. She took over the small business Hot Yoga Edinburgh in 2014 and has since won several business awards.

She has a passion for supporting women to enhance their confidence and supports students, staff and alumni with practical advice and mentorship for their business ambitions. She is an ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

Joe Little, Owner, Ouijo Consulting and Digital Entrepreneur in Residence

Joe, a University of Stirling graduate, was appointed as Digital Entrepreneur in Residence in 2021 to help ensure that our students, teaching, and research meets future industry needs. He spent most of his career at the oil and gas company BP, among other things, where he built a network of Silicon Valley technologists and top academics to create innovation and inform future business strategy.

He is a strong advocate on the use of digital skills, from manipulating and understanding data to artificial intelligence towards enhancing the work and social environment. He will also have a key role in encouraging University spin-out and start-up businesses. He works closely with the Scottish Business Network.

Ian MacKay, Owner, Otherhand Ltd

Ian is also Chairman of the Board of Edinburgh College and a board member at Colleges Scotland, the sector body for Further Education in Scotland. Ian has been a leading member of the Institute of Directors in Scotland for a number of years and was the Chair of the Institute of Directors UK Council. Before that he was the head of the Royal Mail in Scotland.

Sandy Manson, former CEO of Johnston Carmichael

Sandy became Chief Executive of Johnston Carmichael in 2007 and prior to his retirement in 2022 was Chair and Head of Client Services. Before joining Johnston Carmichael, Sandy worked with Arthur Andersen in London and Zurich in their audit and assurance division. 

Sandy held, until recently, the position of President of ICAS and currently sits on the Board of PKF UK and Ireland. He is also the Honorary Dutch Consul for the North of Scotland and a Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

Claus Marquordt, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Graphene

After leading global development roles in disruptive Point-of-Care diagnostics companies including Alere for 12 years, Claus and co-founder Dr. Marco Caffio realised that graphene could be the answer to providing products with revolutionary performance and sustainability. The challenge was, they recognised quickly, that none of the 2 production methods was suitable.

In 2014 they set up their first company to develop a novel material and process that could fulfil this lofty ambition. After 7 development is stealth, they raised their first institutional investment and launched their first product including their novel material Gii™. Integrated Graphene now has customers from Canada to New Zealand and is aiming to become one of the most influential Advanced Material companies of this decade.

Prof Martin Meyer, Vice Rector of University of Vaasa

Prior to taking on leadership roles in academia, Martin worked in the private sector, for RAND Europe and Technopolis Group. Martin is well known for his work on science, technology and innovation as well as the Triple Helix on university-industry-government relations.

He holds visiting appointments at the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, the Centre for Research & Development Monitoring at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and SC-Research at the University of Vaasa. He joined the University of Vaasa in Finland in 2021 taking up the appointment of Vice Rector responsible for international relations and Director of Innolab.

Martin held positions as Dean at both Aberdeen Business School and Kent Business School respectively and prior to this worked at the University of Sussex School of Business; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); Helsinki University of Technology - now Aalto University (Finland); the Finnish Institute for Enterprise Management; and Linköping University (Sweden).

Martin is an AACSB reviewer and mentor; Deputy Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools Research Committee; and is the Finnish Government’s Innovation Advisor.

John Scott, Director of Abune

John (known as Jock) has been Director of Abune since 2013. Prior to this Jock was HR Director, PwC Middle East; HR Director, Lazard, London; HR Director Thoughtworks, Chicago; HR Director, City Practitioners, London; Director, Psj, London; HR Senior Manager, Coopers & Lybrand; and Personnel Officer, LSE.

30 years as an HR practitioner and consultant leading his own business have given Jock significant direct experience of employee, shareholder, trustee and boardroom issues and of the complexities of managing large teams. Jock is a CEDR accredited mediator.

Dr Sanjiv Sharma, Medical Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Prior to his role as Medical Director, Sanjiv was a senior house officer; a consultant in pediatric and neonatal intensive care; and Deputy Medical Director for Medical and Dental Education at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Ross Tuffee, Entrepreneur In Residence

Ross began his career at Ernst and Young Management Consulting where he developed his skills in Supply Chain Management. His international career progressed in Diageo where he entered the world of “tech”, finally leaving after 12 years to found his own company, Dogfish Mobile, just after the launch of the iPhone.

Building the organisation to a staff of 40, he eventually sold the company and has subsequently been working as a NED and consultant/investor. Ross co-authored a paper outlining the attributes of Entrepreneurial Campuses for the Scottish Government and now works across the HE sector and has a keen interest in skills development.

University of Stirling and Stirling Management School Members

Table showing University of Stirling and Stirling Management School Members
First column is members, second column is position held by members
Member Position
Professor Malcolm MacLeod Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)
Student Representatives

Student Presidents of:

  • the Student Management Investment Fund
  • the Marketing Society
  • the Business Society
Professor Kevin Grant Dean, Stirling Management School
Lynsey Joyce Head of Work Based Learning, Careers & Employability Service
Zoe Mawby Faculty Operations Manager, Stirling Management School


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