Advisory Council member

Sir Iain McMillan CBE FRSE

Sir Iain McMillan spent twenty-three years with the TSB Group prior to joining the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in 1993. He held the position of Director, CBI Scotland for nineteen years until 2014.

Sir Iain has held a number of non-executive director posts in the private, public and charitable sectors. He also served as a Member of the Commission on Scottish Devolution (Calman Commission) and was Chairman of the Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland.  

Sir Iain is currently Chairman of the University of Strathclyde Business School Advisory Board, a Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, a Member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee of the Competition Service and Honorary Patron of the Scottish North American Business Council (SNABC). He is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.  

In 2003, Sir Iain was appointed CBE for services to the business community and lifelong learning in Scotland and was awarded a knighthood in 2015 for services to the Scottish economy. 

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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