Advisory Council member

Colin Clark

Former Scottish Office minister Colin Clark enjoyed a successful career in the agrifood sector as a company director and then business owner, before selling his £20m turnover company in 2005 and becoming a serial investor in farming, food manufacturing, property and engineering companies. He also served as Company Chairman of Nessgro, a significant agrifood supplier to U.K. retailers. 

Colin became a Scottish Conservative councillor for Aberdeenshire in 2016 and was subsequently elected as Member of Parliament for Gordon at the 2017 general election. He served on the Treasury Select Committee, participating in regular scrutiny of Her Majesty’s Treasury, The Bank of England, FCA and OBR and was appointed PPS for the Department of Work & Pensions and Lord Commissioner to Her Majesty’s Treasury. 

From July until December 2019, Colin served as Under Secretary of State for Scotland, working in the Scotland Office managing the relationship between UK and devolved Scottish ministers and overseeing a departmental portfolio including: energy, oil & gas; renewables; food & drink; agriculture; fisheries and; City Region Deals. 

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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