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Advisory Council member

Ross Laurie

Ross Laurie has been working in technology and finance for over two decades and has built and sold a number of businesses in this space.  

Following a five year sabbatical into distributed ledger technology, including helping Deloitte launch their first UK Blockchain Lab, Ross has moved back into the FIAT money world with the launch of Visible Capital – a software business which uses technology such as Open Banking to help financial advisers automate the customer Fact Find.

A genuine interest in the efficiencies and opportunities that technological evolution offers has remained central to Ross’s driving influences and continues to steer his future thinking.

Aside from the day-job, Ross co-founded a number of successful global technology networking organisations such as First Tuesday and Open Banking Excellence, and is a Member of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths (the oldest consumer protection group in Scotland).

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