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Our Board

Paul Brewer – Chair

Paul was appointed to the Board as independent Chair in June 2018. He 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. Paul is also 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. In 1998, Paul joined the NHS 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. Paul is also Chair of the Board at Hub North. 

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.

He joined SFT in late 2017 to look after SFT’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.

Andrew Bone

Andrew is the Board Director representing the public sector. 

He is Finance Director for NHS Borders. 

Phil McVey

Phil represents our private sector investors on the Board.

He is a director within Galliford Try Investments, with wide experience in the setting up and running of revenue financed public sector projects. Phil was part of the original bid team when Hub North Scotland was established and has been directly involved in the many of the projects delivered since then as well as being a Director on its Board also.