Board of Directors

GerryWood_profile Gerry Wood
President, Wood Automotive Group
President for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Gerry first began his automotive career in Scotland at his father’s Ford Dealership. Then after emigrating in 1969, Gerry built the Wood Automotive Group which encompasses five dealerships city-wide (including Woodridge Ford, Advantage Ford and Big4Motors) and is one of Alberta’s largest automobile retailers. Some of Gerry’s community involvements include the Calgary Stampede Corporate Hospitality Committee, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, United Way, Tom Baker Cancer Society, Robbie Burns Club of Calgary, Mustard Seed and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

RodWilkinson_profile Rod Wilkinson
Associate Counsel at Carscallen LLP 
Director for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
A strategic and creative senior business lawyer with significant experience with two national law firms, practising in the field of banking and financing law, partnering with major financial institutions and other clients to manage a diverse range of commercial legal services. A proven track record in the development, implementation and operation of in-house and web-based programs to manage complex commercial legal services to create efficiencies tailored to clients’ demands for greater value.

DonaldGirvan_profile Donald Girvan
President, Capital Hill Consulting
Director for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Donald Girvan who has lived and worked in Alberta since 2005. Prior to relocating to Calgary from Aberdeen, he held a number of senior management positions in engineering and manufacturing companies in the international oil industry, most notably as Managing Director of Balmoral Marine Ltd and Finance Manager of Lloyds Register Integrity Management. Capital Hill is a Calgary-based consultancy dedicated to providing project support, interim management and more long-term assistance to companies doing business, or wanting to do business, in Alberta.

 AndrewRamsay_profile Andrew Ramsay
Chief Executive Officer, JAB Recruitment
Director for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Andrew founded JAB Recruitment fresh from University. A Graduate of both Robert Gordon and Abertay Universities in Scotland, Andrew has driven the business from a graduate start up to a market leading global recruitment consultancy. Andrew’s role is to ensure our International growth strategy is achieved by working closely with JAB’s global management and recruitment teams. Andrew moved to Calgary in January 2012.

LindsayWright_profile Lindsay Wright
Manager in KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Advisory practice
Director for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Lindsay is an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and holds a Master of Arts in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Lindsay moved from KPMG in the UK to help grow the practice in Alberta. Lindsay provides financial and commercial advice for the procurement of large scale infrastructure projects, particularly P3s (Public Private Partnerships).

Extended team
GrahamMarjoribanks_profile Graham Marjoribanks
Partner at BDO Canada LLP
Treasurer for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Graham is a partner at BDO with 10 years experience providing audit and consulting services to a wide variety of clients. With experience in corporate acquisitions ranging from small private companies to multinational acquisitions, Graham is familiar with the commercial drivers of his clients, and is experienced at providing advice on relevant accounting implications.

Iain Cranston
Management Consultant with CH2M Hill
Web and Social Media Manager for AlbertaScottishBusiness.com
Iain is a Management Consultant with CH2M Hill specializing in Asset Management, Energy / Power Optimization and Business Process Improvement. Iain moved to Alberta in early 2012 from Scotland where he worked with one of the UK’s leading Management Consulting firms for over 3 years as an Operational Excellence consultant applying Lean and Process Optimization techniques across many industries ranging from Utilities to IT. Iain’s background as an engineer coupled with his experience as a business consultant, gives him a solid understanding of an organization’s operations and how they relate to business and customers.