Advisory Council member

Amanda Harvie

Amanda Harvie

Amanda has been helping businesses operating from Scotland to develop in home and international markets for over 25 years.

She is based in the Scottish Borders and has a portfolio of interests encompassing nonexecutive, advisory, entrepreneurial and voluntary roles.

Previously she was chief executive of the financial services industry body, Scottish Financial Enterprise and of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce. She was also a founding trustee of the independent think tank, Reform Scotland and has served on various government forums for business and industry at Scottish, UK and EU levels.

During her career Amanda has supported and represented all the main sectors of the Scottish economy and advised businesses of all types and sizes ranging from new start ventures to major global companies.

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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
  • We must make the compelling case for the unique benefits of being within and trading as part of the Union. Scotland’s genuine majority voice must be heard and the majority do not want another referendum or to divide our Country at a time when we need to pull together!
    — Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE
  • 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