Advisory Council member

Cllr Barney Crockett

An exceptionally experienced public servant, Cllr Barney Crockett is currently Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen and President of the World Energy Cities Partnership, connecting leading energy cities on all continents who are committed to fostering the transition to a more sustainable energy future.  

He has previous served in a wide range of high profile roles both in the North East and nationally, including City of Aberdeen Council Leader, President of HyER, the European Association for hydrogen and fuel cells and electro-mobility in the European Regions, Chair of the North Sea Commission promoting economic development of the North Sea region, Executive Board member of a leading UK Local Government Pensions Fund Forum BoardNHS Grampian Board and Scottish Enterprise Board member. He has also served as a Governor of Robert Gordon’s University. 

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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