Elected: 2017
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Dame Barbara Mary Kelly CBE FRSE

Chairman, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

A partner in a farming enterprise in Galloway for over 50 years, most of Dame Barbara Kelly’s work has been in the public and third sector. Her main interests lie in consumer affairs, equality issues, education, rural and environmental matters. Appointments have included chairing the Robertson Trust, Scottish Consumer Council, the UK Architects Registration Board and the Crichton Foundation. She also sat on the Boards of Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Enterprise and was Equal Opportunities Commissioner for Scotland. Barbara’s business appointments have included Non-Executive Director, Clydesdale Bank plc; the Scottish Advisory Board, BP plc; Board Member, BT Scotland; and Board Member Post Office Scotland.