Lorne is an experienced business manager with extensive knowledge of local government. He joined Scotland Excel in March 2019 to manage the newly formed Corporate Services Team encompassing the organisation’s finance, HR, ICT and office services functions. Prior to joining Scotland Excel, Lorne was a Business Manager with KA Leisure in North Ayrshire, and has previously worked with West Dunbartonshire, Midlothian and Argyll & Bute Councils in a variety of corporate services roles. During his 25 year career to date, he has worked within Third Sector organisations, private sector organisations and public sector organisations. He is currently working towards his M.B.A with the Open University.
Lorne was born and raised in Oban and spent whole working career within rural and semi-rural environments. This experience has made him familiar with the many benefits of living within such an environment and also the diverse challenges faced by service providers within that environment.