Advisory Council Members

Eben Wilson

Following an early career in the media as a current affairs and science documentary producer, largely working internationally, Eben Wilson migrated to a second career in internet services and telematic data acquisition, building his own company in communications technology and trading in hardware manufacturing, systems integration, and operational services.

Eben is an Honours Graduate in Political Economy from St Andrews University and the fifth son of a long line of globally trading Glasgow engineers. His central interest is in turning novel technical ideas into businesses that integrate multiple disciplines; the goal being to create new revenues in new markets. He is presently leading a project consortium, based in Ayrshire, developing a mid-mass industrial UAV system. These advanced “drones” will essentially, in time, become telematic field robots.

Throughout his career he has retained both his interests and a presence in the public policy arena by writing regularly on economic policy with an emphasis on knowledge, innovation and global trade.

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