Ian McKay

Ian McKay joined the SIA Board in March 2018 to represent the interests of Scotland.

Ian also serves as Independent Chair of the Scottish Police Negotiating Board, which considers police officer terms and conditions in Scotland, and chairs the Scottish Police Consultative Forum.

Elsewhere, Ian is a member of the Scottish Advisory Committee for the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. He also chairs the Business Advisory Board at Stirling University Management School, where he is an Honorary Professor.

Ian was previously the Director of Scottish Affairs for Royal Mail Group in Scotland, and held senior positions with the Educational Institute of Scotland and at Stevenson College Edinburgh. He has been a leading member of the Institute of Directors in Scotland for some years and remains a member of the IoD UK Council. He was previously a longstanding member of the Scottish Council of the CBI and the Executive Committee of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.

Ian served as inaugural Chairman of the Board of Edinburgh College and was a Board member at Colleges Scotland, the sector body for Further Education in Scotland, where he chaired the Employers’ Association for the sector. He was previously a member of the UK NHS Pay Review Body, and served on the boards of Lothian Buses plc. the Scottish Business Crime Centre, the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being, Arts & Business Scotland, and the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust.

He lives in the Borders with his wife Ruth, who is a Headteacher in Edinburgh.

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