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.

Scott Brady, Managing Director, ecos

Scott started his own facilities management company, ecos, in 1997, taking on the role of Managing Director. Since then, Scott has carried out work in pest control, recycling (The Ecopak Recycling Compliance Scheme), fire extinguisher maintenance programmes, occupational health and safety, court work, expert witness services and criminal enforcement advice.

For over ten years Scott was the independent legal and safety advisor to the Scottish Wholesale Association, representing businesses such as Booker, Brakes, 3663, Dunn’s Food & Drink, JB Foods Scotland, Filshill Ltd, and Ian Hill ltd.

Scott was appointed as the University of Dundee’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2012, and has recently been appointed as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Stirling Management School.

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.

Robert Kledal, CEO Wrist Ship Supply A/S

Wrist is the largest global ship/ offshore supply company. Prior to this role, Robert was Group Senior Vice President, Head of Route management of A.P. Moller-Maersk; Vice President, Agency, Maersk (China) Shipping Co. Ltd; and Senior Director South China Region, Shenzhen, China, Maersk (China) Shipping Co. Ltd. 

Fiona MacKenzie, Executive Board Member of NHS Education for Scotland

Fiona has been self-employed since 2013. Her main career however was in the Health Sector, 17 years of which were as a Chief Executive.

She also has extensive experience as a non-executive director, holding a variety of roles over the years. In particular she was on the Board of Scottish Futures Trust from its inception until January 2019

Currently she is the Chairperson of Applecross Historical Society, a Company limited by guarantee. She is an independent Management Consultant available for small scale bespoke projects. She holds an Honorary Professorial appointment with Stirling University where she teaches on the Executive MBA programme. Recently she was also appointed to the Stirling Management School International Business Advisory Board. She is based mainly in the remote North West Highlands where she runs her croft and develops an interest in wool products from her herd of Herdwick, Ryeland and Cross Continental sheep.

She is an Honours graduate of St Andrews University, and holds an MBA from the University of Hull.

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, CEO of Johnston Carmichael

Sandy became Chief Executive of Johnston Carmichael in 2007 and is now Chair and Head of Client Services. Prior to 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.

Prof Martin Meyer, Dean, University of Aberdeen Business School

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 Aberdeen Business School from Kent Business School, where he was also Dean.

Prior to this, Martin held positions at 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.

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
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
Susan Steggles Faculty Manager, Stirling Management School
Lynn Gray Employability Manager, Stirling Management School


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