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The OSS is guided by a wide range of advisers across different sectors. These valuable supporters bring experience and insight to the OSS and ensure clear channels to community sport, business and the media in Scotland that help us to identify knowledge gaps and shape the organisation's direction. We would like to thank them all for their valuable input and extend a warm invitation to anyone interested in becoming part of the OSS family to get in touch. For more details, email CEO David Ferguson -

Business Advisers

  • Keith Oliver (OSS Business Development Board Chair)

  • Martin Gilbert (Former Chair & CEO, Aberdeen Standard Investments)

  • Geoff Aberdein (Former Global Head of Public Affairs, Aberdeen Standard Investments & Chief of Staff to First Minister)

  • Fanchea Kelly (MD, Blackwood Housing)

  • Angus Tulloch (Chair, Tam O’Shanter Trust)

  • Ann Park (Heart of Midlothian FC, Community & Partnerships)

  • Stuart Armstrong (fundraising consultant)

  • Kirsty Macpherson (Partner, Brodies)

  • Stuart Leckie (finance consultant)

  • Russell Dalgleish (Scottish Business Network)

  • Douglas Noble (finance consultant)

  • Barry Rose (accountancy consultant)

  • Malcolm Robertson (Founding Partner, Charlotte Street Partners)

  • Douglas Smith (finance consultant)

  • Roy Leckie (Walter Scott & Partners)

Sport Leaders Advisers

  • Maureen McGonigle (Founder, Scottish Women in Sport; Chair, Scottish Sports Futures)

  • Richard Yule (COO, Table Tennis Scotland)

  • Di Cameron (social enterprise consultant)

  • Stuart Younie (CEO, Mountaineering Scotland)

  • Stew Fowlie (COO, Scottish Student Sport)

  • Keith Russell (CEO, Badminton Scotland)

  • Margaret Ann Fleming (CEO, Scottish Volleyball)

  • Mark Munro (CEO, Scottish Athletics)

  • Kirsty Cumming (CEO, Community Leisure UK)

  • John Collins (former Scotland football captain)

  • Mel Benson (Head of Lower School, St George’s School)

  • Rhys McCole (current Scottish boxer)

  • Bryan Redpath (former Scotland rugby captain)

  • Jude Reid (Senscot Sport Coordinator)

  • Douglas Porteous (Sport, PA & Inclusion Manager, Active Stirling)

  • Craig Burn (Director of Strategy, UCI 2023 Cycling World Championships)

  • Melodie Crumlin (Judy Murray Foundation)

  • Dan Fyffe-Jardine (Scotland National Manager, Sported)

  • Sheila Begbie (Director of Rugby Development, SRU)

  • Douglas Samuel (Spartans FC)

  • Nikki Aitchison (Head of PE, Mary Erskine School)

  • Adam Szymoszowkyj (Basketball Scotland)

  • Stephanie Inglis (Active Schools, Commonwealth Games judo medalist)

  • Shelley Kerr (Former Scotland National Women’s Football Manager)

  • Ben Gittus (European Observatoire of Sport and Employment)

Media Advisers

  • Richard Bogie (Managing Director, News UK)

  • Magnus Llewellin (Editor, The Times Scotland)

  • Jason Allardyce (Editor, The Sunday Times Scotland)

  • Euan McGrory (Editor, Scotsman Publications)

  • Frank O’Donnell (Editor-in-Chief, DC Thomson)

  • Graham Bean (Scotsman, sport journalist)

  • Alasdair Reid (Times, sport journalist)

  • Chris Deerin (Reform Scotland)

  • Robin McAlpine (Common Weal)

  • Lesley Wood (Digital Media consultant)

  • Mark Woods (freelance sport journalist)

  • Paul Kiddie (freelance sport & business journalist)

  • Bill Lothian (freelance sport journalist)

  • John Greechan (Chief Sports Writer, Daily Mail)

Universities & Colleges Forum

  • Abertay University

  • Edinburgh Napier University

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Heriot-Watt University

  • Queen Margaret University

  • Robert Gordon University

  • Loughborough University

  • Sheffield Hallam University

  • University of Aberdeen

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Stirling

  • University of Strathclyde

  • University of West of Scotland

  • Borders College

  • Mulier Institute (Netherlands)

  • Royal College of Physicians

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