Bob Downes

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GSA Development Board of Trustees


Mackintosh Building
at The Glasgow School of Art

Mackintosh Building


Bob Downes

Bob Downes is Chair of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. He was an executive director with BT Group, initially in Scotland as BT Scotland Director , followed by a number of senior UK positions including Openreach. He is also a non –executive director with the Scottish Government.

Since 2011 he has set up the Innovation Centre for Sensor Technology in Glasgow; chairs the board of Global Surface Intelligence (a Scottish big data start-up) and is a non-executive director with Kube Networks (a telecommunications services business). He is a trustee of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Appeal and a board member of Cryptic [ the innovative arts production house]

He is a former director of Scottish Enterprise and of Conran Roche, the pioneering urban regeneration consultancy in London during the 1990s.