Since 2013, Nick Kuenssberg has been privileged to be chairman of Social Investment Scotland as well as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland since 2016. Alongside this, he has acted as a chair of start-up technology companies and is an active business angel and mentor. He is an experienced international businessman whose career straddles private, public and third sectors.
Initially, Nick worked for Coats Viyella, both overseas and in head office. Here, he landed on the main board as chairman of three divisions including Dynacast.
During this time, he was also a non-executive director of Bank of Scotland (West Board), Scottish Power and Standard Life and subsequently managing director of Dawson International before a portfolio career starting in 1995.
Nick was chairman of Halls of Broxburn; GAP Group; Stoddard International; Canmore Partnership; Iomart; Keronite; VegaStream; mLED; Scott & Fyfe and other companies. He was also a director of Amino Technologies amongst others.
Alongside these, he also chaired Scottish Networks International, ScotlandIS, Scotland the Brand and the Glasgow School of Art. Nick was deputy chairman of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, member of the British Council (Scottish Committee), acted as the director of Queens College in Glasgow, Citizens Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. In addition, he was also a trustee of the David Hume Institute (and editor of its history) and the director of the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Nick acts as a visiting professor at Strathclyde University, honorary professor at Glasgow University and member of the strategic advisory board of the Adam Smith Business School. Awarded with an OBE for services to legal aid in 2004, Nick became an honorary DUniv of the University of Glasgow in 2011 for services to higher education.