2022 Speakers > Adrian Gillespie

Adrian Gillespie

CEO, Scottish Enterprise

As Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise (SE) – Scotland’s national economic development agency, Adrian is responsible for leading a global workforce to create a more productive, resilient and competitive economy for Scotland. To achieve this, SE helps drive business innovation, build international competitiveness and encourages more investment in companies and infrastructure.

Previously, Adrian was The University of Strathclyde’s first Chief Commercial Officer and member of its Executive Team.

Before joining Strathclyde, Adrian spent sixteen years at SE where he was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Managing Director of Operations.

During the 1990s he held various commercial and financial management positions within Marks and Spencer plc.

Adrian has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Glasgow, and an MBA with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde.