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John Anderson

Chief Executive

We are in a unique position to help entrepreneurs build businesses of scale.  If you have the ambition come and join us. 

A well known specialist in entrepreneurship and new venture creation in Scotland, John brings considerable experience of emerging and high growth companies to his role as Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange.

A founder member of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, John was a shareholding director of a young venture backed technology company engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of laboratory equipment and co-founded a company that provided pre-hospital emergency care and healthcare industry training. As a CA in professional practice he worked with many of Scotland's most exciting growth companies after returning to Scotland from Chicago in 1989.

An experienced non-executive chairman and director in growing businesses, currently with two appointments (AWS Ocean Energy and Panton McLeod), John is a Par Equity Advisory Panel Member and Chairman of Gabriel Investments angel syndicate. He is a regular contributor to the media on issues facing emerging and high growth companies and was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Enterprise "Local Heroes" project, based in part on his own MBA thesis "Local Heroes - Scotland's Entrepreneurial Role Models".

John is also a Visiting Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, a founding GlobalScot and is a member of the Prince's Trust Scotland Council.


Registered in Scotland. Company registration number SC160976.
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