Strategic Advisory Board

Strategic Advisory Board

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School works closely with its Strategic Advisory Board to ensure the relevance of our business education offering. The Strategic Advisory Board is drawn from a range of international and national public and private sector organisations, and consists of highly influential and successful individuals, including executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Glasgow Airport, Citi Scotland and several other public and private institutions and government.

Internal members

Anne Anderson Vice Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences
Thomas Anker Head of Subject: Management
Iain Docherty Director of External Engagement 
John Finch Head of Adam Smith Business School
Denis Fischbacher-Smith Deputy Head of School
Herve Moulin Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange
John McKernan Head of Subject: Accounting & Finance
Anton Muscatelli Principal
Robert Paton Director of Accreditations and Rankings
Geethanjali Selvaretnam Director of Undergraduate Studies, Adam Smith Business Schoo
Anna Morgan-Thomas Director of Postgraduate Research, Adam Smith Business School
John Tsoukalas Head of Subject: Economics
Evangelos Vagenas-Nanos Director of Graduate Studies, Adam Smith Business School
Kirsteen Daly Joint Acting Head of Business School Administration
Nicola Birkin Joint Acting Head of Business School Administration

External members

Roderick Ashley Chief Executive, AlbaCo Limited
Nick Kuenssberg OBE Horizon Co-invest
Austin Lally Group CEO, Verisure Holdings/Securitas Direct AB
Suzanne Lamont Global Talent and Organisation Development Director, Standard Life Aberdeen Plc
Afzal Mahmood Director, ChangeOne Consulting
Jim McColl OBE (Chair) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Stuart Patrick Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Colin Stewart Managing Director, Citi Scotland
Petra Wetzel Founder, WEST Brewery

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide an advisory, ambassadorial, and philanthropic function for the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School.


  • Shaping the Future (Market Trends and Opportunities)
  • Programme Content and Delivery
  • Facilitating and Originating Research Opportunities


  • For the School in general
  • For current students and alumni


  • Scholarships
  • Key Initiatives – Pump Priming
  • Sabbatical Support
  • Industry Secondments