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Faulds and Watson join SFT board

Graham WatsonLawyer Ann Faulds and investment banker Graham Watson (pictured) have been appointed non-executive directors to the Scottish Futures Trust board.

Ian Russell, the SFT’s chairman, said: “We are delighted to have two such high calibre non executives joining SFT’s board.

“This is an exciting time for SFT as we get ready to publish our 2017/18 business plan, continuing to invest in Scotland’s infrastructure which is key to unlocking wider economic growth.”

Ann Faulds is a partner in the law firm CMS, where she specialises in town planning and transport law. She has 30 years’ of experience in community engagement including consenting processes for major and nationally important developments and infrastructure projects. She was a member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland and has board experience in the transport, health and education sectors, including Lothian Buses. She is currently an appointed member of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Graham Watson is an international investment banker and non-executive director and brings extensive strategic leadership and financial experience to the board of Scottish Futures Trust. He was formerly a director of Noble Grossart and a partner in Deloitte. He is currently executive chairman of Scottish Health Innovations, a Scottish Government funded company that works in partnership with NHSScotland to develop commercial healthcare innovations. He also sits on the Court of Herriot Watt University and on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland. He is a founding member of the Globalscot network.


These appointments will be for four years and will run from 1 April and attract remuneration of £325 per day, for two days per month.

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