Our Board of Directors

Paul Brewer (Chair)

Paul Brewer was appointed to the Board as independent Chair in June 2018. Paul had a long and successful career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), most recently retiring from his role as Corporate Finance Partner.

Paul studied Law at Edinburgh University before becoming a chartered accountant, working in auditing, mergers and acquisitions and then public/private sector transactions. As a PwC Partner and corporate finance adviser, Paul focused on infrastructure, energy and government, enabling companies and investors to successfully finance and deliver corporate investment and major infrastructure and service delivery programmes. In addition Paul is Chair of Council at St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh.


Paul McGirk 

Paul McGirk was appointed to the board in August 2010 and is Chief Executive of Hub South East Scotland Ltd. Paul is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience of major construction projects in the UK and overseas, working on projects in Cameroon, the Middle East and India before returning to the UK in 1989 to help build London’s Canary Wharf. In 1998, Paul joined the NHS at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh before becoming Director of Strategic Planning and Estates for Fife Acute Hospitals Trust. Since then he has specialised in the development and funding of public-private partnerships involving multi-agency collaboration. He has been responsible for developing a wide range of community infrastructure schemes.


Kevin Bradley

Kevin Bradley is the founder and Managing Partner of The Glenmhor Partnership, a boutique advisory business which is focussed on providing high quality project management, cost management and technical advisory services to clients in the commercial and public sectors. Prior to establishing the Glenmhor Partnership, Kevin was a Partner in Davis Langdon and following its takeover by Aecom was Head of Scotland for its Programme Cost and Consultancy Business. Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and property industry in the UK and International markets.


Nial Gemmell

Nial is the Territory Support Director for Scottish Futures Trust.

Nial joined SFT in late 2017 to look after SFTi’s portfolio of investments in the Hub programme. 

Prior to SFT Nial worked for a number of banks during which time he carried out a variety of roles. 

Latterly Nial worked alongside bank clients structuring debt and solutions for projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors. 



Garry Sheret

Garry is the Board Director representing the public sector. 

He is Head of Property and Facilities Management at Midlothian Council.




Brian Love

Brian is Project Finance Director in Galliford Try Investments.