Ian McKay

Ian A. McKay

Chair at Edinburgh College

Location:
Room G-10M 46 Dalhousie Rd, Dalkeith, Midlothian, United Kingdom
HQ Phone:
+44 131 669 4400
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last updated 12/13/2017

General Information

Experience

Owner  - Otherhand Ltd

Technical Writer  - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Writer  - Jeanette James

Technical Writer  - Enterprise Information Services Inc

Professional Sales Representative  - Ralph Lauren Corporation

Creative Director  - Golley Slater

Education

University of Stirling

BA Joint Honours  - Education and English Studies , 

Affiliations

Board Member  - Colleges Scotland

Director  - Scottish Affairs

Leading Member  - Institute of Directors

Board Member  - Edinburgh City of Literature

Board Member  - Centre for Confidence and Well-being

Board Member  - Lothian Buses plc

Member of the Business Advisory Board  - University of Stirling

Board Member  - Critiqom Limited

Board Member  - Arts & Business Limited

Board Member  - Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Longstanding Member of the Scottish Council  - CBI

Longstanding Member of the Scottish Council  - SCDI Council

Member  - Advisory Group of Arts & Business

Member  - UK NHS Pay Review Body

Roundtable Member  - Sustainable Development Commission Ltd

Group Member  - Scottish Libraries and Information Council

Member  - University Court

Board Member  - WEA

Executive Member and Trustee  - Scotland Forward

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About Ian McKay
Ian McKay Ian is the owner of Otherhand Ltd. His work with Otherhand is undertaken alongside a number of Board and non-exec leadership positions. His experience comes from a career in both the public and private sectors and senior positions on both sides of the industral relations table and this expertise was recognised with the award of the title of Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling Management School where he chairs their Business Advisory Committee. Ian has a background in teaching and skills development and is a qualified mediator. He 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. Ian has been a leading member of the Institute of Directors in Scotland for some years, serving as both Scottish Chairman and as a UK Council and Nominations Committee member. Ian is currently Chairman of the Board of Edinburgh College, the largest FE college in Scotland, and a Board member at Colleges Scotland. Elsewhere, he is the Independent Chair of the Scottish Police Negotiating Board, the regulatory body that considers a range of matters relating to police officer terms and conditions in Scotland, and also chairs the Scottish Police Consultative Forum.Current private sector involvement is as a Board member at Critiqom Ltd, a leading print and mail services provider. Ian served for six years as a member of the UK NHS Pay Review Body and has in the past been a Board member at 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 was also a longstanding member of the Scottish Council of the CBI and SCDI Council. Find Ian McKay on LinkedIn Follow Ian McKay on Twitter

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Ian McKay Regional Chair, Edinburgh College

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The Board of Management for Edinburgh College consists of the Chair, Ian McKay, and 15 Board members.
The Board met as a Regional Board for the first time, in line with the requirements of the Post-16 Education Act, on 24 March 2015. Ian McKay, Chair of the Board of Edinburgh College Ian is Scottish Chairman of the Institute of Directors and owner of consultancy firm, Otherhand Ltd which specialises in high-level facilitation and mediation in Scotland. 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. Ian is currently Chairman of the Board of Edinburgh College, the largest FE college in Scotland, and a Board member at Colleges Scotland, the sector body for Further Education in Scotland. He is also Independent Chair of the Police Negotiating Board in Scotland and the Scottish Police Consultative Forum. Elsewhere, Ian is a Board member at Critiqom Ltd and a member of the Scottish Advisory Committee for the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Prior to his role as IoD Chair, Ian was 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 a member of the UK NHS Pay Review Body from 2006 to 2012 and has in the past been a Board member at 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 local Headteacher.

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