After working in the UK and overseas with Coats Patons/Coats Viyella and subsequently Dawson International, Nick Kuenssberg began a portfolio career in 1996. Previous appointments include NXD at Bank of Scotland (West), Scottish Power and Standard Life and Chairman of Stoddard International, Halls of Broxburn, GAP Group, Iomart, mLED as well as many others. Public appointments included Board Member of Scottish Legal Aid Board and Deputy Chairman of Scottish Environment Protection Agency. He was also Chairman of ScotlandIS, Scottish Networks International, Scotland the Brand, Institute of Directors Scotland and Social Investment Scotland, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow. As previous chair of Glasgow School of Art and currently Chair of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he promotes the role of the arts in tertiary education and in society in general.