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Mark Adderley

Steering Group Chair

Mark Adderley is an experienced people and transformation director, and now a non-executive director, coach and consultant. After 20 years at the top of organisations, Mark now advises leaders on facilitating change. Mark worked on the RBS/Nat West acquisition and integration and then went to Scottish Water as Director of HR, Transformation and Business Services, after some time as CEO of the National Trust for Scotland, Mark moved into the NHS and then Heriot-Watt University as HR and OD Director, in the latter role leading on people issues across the globe.

Mark has a passion for enabling people to be the best they can be, and brings this, as well as his business experience to his non-exec and advisory roles. He is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors and Chartered Institute for People Development and has professional interests in governance, leadership, equality diversity and inclusion, and also his own family of 4 girls and various animals.

Mark has played squash since he was about 10 years old and loved it all his life. He spent 10 years on the board of Scottish Squash, including 4 years as chair, during a time of expansion in the women’s and junior game, and winning a Commonwealth medal for the first time in 24 years. He has also refereed a bit, organised a bit, and still remains chair of his local (East of Scotland Squash) Committee, organising tournaments and leagues.

On Mark’s appointment to the Committee, he said that he is ‘delighted to be able to give back to the sport he loves and that through support for the officiating of matches, he feels privileged to contribute to the smooth running of professional squash in some way”