Lord Provost of Edinburgh
A City of Edinburgh Councillor since 2012, Frank Ross was Convener of the Economy Committee for more than three years before becoming Depute Leader of the Council. He became the city's 257th Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant in April 2017.
Judith studied at the College of Law in London before reading History at the University of Oxford, where she went on to research and teach for six years. She entered the teaching profession in 1981 and was successively a teacher, Head of Department, and Headteacher. She was Chair of SCEN from 2006-2018.
Dame Barbara Woodward
Consul General of the People's Republic of China
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
Barbara joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1994. She has worked in China, Russia, the EU, and at the UN. She is the current Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. She served as the British Ambassador to China from February 2015 to August 2020, and was the first woman to hold this position.
Ma Qiang has served as the People's Republic of China's Consul General in Edinburgh since 2019, leading efforts to build greater collaboration between China and Scotland. Previously, he served as the Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Chairman of the Whitechapel Think Tank
Chair of the George Street Association
Jeremy is a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Chairman of the Whitechapel Think Tank, a forum at the forefront of advancing global innovation in Distributed Ledger Technology. He previously served as the Vice-Chairman of Barclays Coorporate from 2009-2019.
William was Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) from 1985 until 2017. He is a Trustee of the Glasgow Science Centre and Chairs the Audit Committee. Since 2017, he has been Visiting Professor at the International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde.