Elected: 2015
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Rt Hon Sir George Reid
Professorial Fellow, Stirling University/Academy of Diplomacy London, University of Stirling
The Rt Hon Sir George Reid FRSE is a former MP, MSP, Member of the Assembly of the Council of Europe, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Between his time at Westminster and Holyrood, he spent 15 years working in disasters and conflicts worldwide as Director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. Since retirement from politics, George has chaired strategic reviews in the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.