Adrian has a career in banking spanning over 20 years in senior roles at a number of financial services companies (Morgan Stanley, HBOS, Tesco Bank, BlackRock, Virgin Money). He has extensive experience in building, developing and managing banking teams, problem solving and aligning to regulatory requirements. He has a passion for all related items to the Environment, Social and Governance matters and alongside his role at Castle Community Bank actively promotes and contributes to developing a sustainable economy. Adrian is a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers
Austin is a Solicitor and a senior partner in the Corporate Division at Morton Fraser Solicitors, based in Edinburgh. He is an expert in company sales and purchases, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity/angel investment (advising investees as well as investors), contractual commercial matters (agency, distribution, franchising etc), intellectual property and data protection. With 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, Austin is dual-qualified (Scotland and England/Wales) having practised law in Newcastle for seven years before moving to Scotland in 1997 and becoming Scots qualified. He is also a non-executive director of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce. Austin sits on Morton Fraser’s Risk Management Group, its Information Security Forum, and is Morton Fraser’s Data Protection Officer. He is married with two children at University and in his spare time is a founder member of a book group, is involved with his local church, supports Sunderland AFC and is a keen walker.
Douglas came to live in Edinburgh from the Highlands when studying law at the University of Edinburgh. He has advised individuals, companies, families and businesses throughout his career on common sense solutions, as well as negotiating the legal landscape. As well as being a busy husband and father, Douglas also serves as a Charity trustee. In the unlikely event of having any free time, Douglas likes to get some sleep.
Mary Jane Brouwers
Mary Jane has held a number of non-executive director roles over the last 20 years. She is currently a non-executive director of GU Holdings Limited and a trustee of Museums Galleries Scotland, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Mary Jane has been working in early-stage equity investments since joining Bank of Scotland in 1997 and has subsequently worked with a range of different investors including SIS Ventures (Scotland’s leading impact investor) , Archangel Investors Limited (a prominent business angel group, and the Scottish Investment Bank. Mary Jane is a member of Changing the Chemistry and an active contributor to the work of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. She is also a Member of the Institute of Directors and an ACMA, CGMA qualified accountant.