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Advisory Council member

Fred Hallsworth

Fred Hallsworth is a Scottish Chartered Accountant with a 30-year career in Professional Services where he held a number of senior management positions in Cambridge and Scotland. In the last 15 years he has sat on 14 Boards of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

His roles have included Non-Executive Chairman, Senior Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair, and Member of Remuneration and Nominations subcommittees of public and private companies. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Scottish Enterprise, and was a member of the Advisory Group formed to create the Scottish Investment Bank.

He currently sits on the Boards of four companies with operations in Scotland. In 2019 he was awarded The Strathclyde Medal by the University of Strathclyde for pro bono services rendered since 2013 in connection with its investments in its spin-out companies.

Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE