Entrepreneurial Scotland, Scotland’s leading entrepreneurial network, has appointed James Stuart as Managing Director. The newly created role will see James lead the Entrepreneurial Scotland operational team that meets the needs of the organisation’s network of 1,500+ members and alumni from across Scotland.
James Stuart is a senior businessman with 20 years of leadership experience. Since leaving his full time role in the British army in 2012, James has held a number of key roles in a range of organisations including: the Scottish Equestrian Association, Royal Yachting Association Scotland and most recently as Managing Director of Edinburgh Pharmaceutical Processes Ltd. James has built up a strong reputation across the industry for his thought leadership and innovative approach to developing and implementing new strategies.
Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive at Entrepreneurial Scotland, said:
“Hiring James is great news for Entrepreneurial Scotland and for our aim of establishing Scotland as the most entrepreneurial society in the world. James brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise from a range of sectors and will be a fantastic asset to the organisation.”
Commenting on his appointment, James Stuart, said:
“I relish the opportunity of joining Entrepreneurial Scotland in this new role. I’m passionate about Scotland and I can draw on my previous experience to develop our established networks and programmes. I can’t wait to get started.”