PROFESSOR JOHN ANDERSON

HEAD OF SME ENGAGEMENT

STRATHCLYDE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Professor John Anderson, CA, MBA, D Univ, is a well-known specialist in entrepreneurship and growth in Scotland and brings considerable experience of emerging and high growth companies to his role as Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School where he acts as Programme Director on the ScaleUp Institute endorsed Growth Advantage Programme

Former Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, John was a shareholding director of a young venture backed technology company engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of laboratory equipment and co-founded a company that provided pre-hospital emergency care and healthcare industry training.  As a Chartered Accountant in professional practice, he worked with many of Scotland’s most exciting growth companies after returning to Scotland from Chicago in 1989.

Now an experienced non-executive chairman and director in growing businesses, from early stage angel backed ventures to rapid growth venture capital backed companies and multi-generation family businesses, John is a regular commentator on issues facing emerging and high growth companies and has worked extensively with the leaders of growth companies, sharing experiences of the realities of scaling up.

John’s additional roles include:

Non-Executive Director of The Beal Group

Chairman of Blue Parrot Events

Chairman of Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC

Chairman of iMultiply 

Non-Executive Director of CarGo Seat (winners of our 2017 New Start Business Award)

Non-Executive Director of Estendio

Member of the CBI’s Management Practices & Innovation Working Group