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Dr Iain Graham DUniv

Killochries Fold

No matter what a man's general education or his adult education for management, what will be decisive above all, in the future more than the past, is neither skill nor education; it is integrity of character. 

‘No matter what a man's general education or his adult education for management, what will be decisive above all, in the future more than the past, is neither skill nor education; it is integrity of character.' Peter Drucker

Iain was chairman and founder of Graham Technology, established in 1986. One of the objectives of the business was to create highly paid engineering jobs in Scotland and retain intellectual property in the Scottish marketplace. This was at a time when software engineering graduates were being lost to London and America and in particular, California.

Graham Technology grew to span four continents and was the largest privately owned software company in Scotland, employing 250 people, competing against global giants. Iain's focus on people development and participative management led to the creation of a team that regularly wins against the biggest and most aggressive companies in the world. Graham Technology was sold in April 2008 and it continues to focus on delivering the mission critical solutions to large-scale organisations.

The contribution that Iain has made to the Scottish economy and the IT industry as a whole through his commitment to people development and continual innovation was recognised by Glasgow University. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate as Doctor of Glasgow University.

Iain was educated at Glasgow Academy, followed by training in Engineering and has since worked in autonomous Managing Director roles since the age of 25.

Iain is a passionate believer in continual learning and his other interests include competitive and non-competitive yachting, aviation, farming and conservation. Married to Sheena for 34 years, Iain has 2 children Mairi and Fiona, who were both actively involved in the global expansion and development of Graham Technology.

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