Meet the Board
Don Munro has been working as a consultant, mainly on business strategy and mentoring since retiring from his role as Chief Executive of the Tullis Group. He is also a member of Fife College Board and is chairman of the Institute of Business and Management Advisory Board at the College. He hopes his many years of experience in business and management will enable him to add value to Business Gateway Fife.
Robin Presswood is Head of Economy, Planning & Employability with Fife Council, with responsibility for planning policy, economic development, renewable energy, sustainability and business infrastructure. He is immediate past Chair of the Scottish Local Authority Economic Development Group (SLAED), and current SLAED Renewables champion. He has served on both national and local Business Gateway boards, and was a member of the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan Implementation Group.
Cllr Lesley Laird, who was elected in May 2012 to represent Inverkeithing, Aberdour and Dalgety Bay, is Depute Leader of Fife Council and Spokesperson for Economy & Planning. Originally from Greenock, Lesley has lived in Fife for over 20 years. Educated at Glasgow Caledonian University (CIPD) and Napier University (BA in Business Management & HR), Lesley is also a qualified Executive Coach. Her career prior to politics was spent working in senior HR roles in the electronic/semiconductor and financial services sectors for organisations such as IBM, NEC, Motorola, Digital and RBS. One of Lesley’s key areas of responsibility is taking forward the Labour Administration's Economic Development, Employment, Tourism and Planning agenda. As Depute Leader, her role is to support and drive the strategic focus and priorities of the Labour Administration in Fife Council.
Mark Jones joined the Board of Business Gateway Fife as a non-executive Director in February 2015. He is currently Company Secretary of KDM Shopfitting Limited and Director of KDMUK Limited and IJM Consultancy Limited as well as a member of the Fife Entrepreneurial and Tesco Health and Safety Forums. Mark has spent the last 10 years in the Construction sector following several years in Senior Management within the Retail Sector.