Former Scottish company boss joins airport project – Daily Business
New role: Steve Dunlop (photo: Terry Murden)
Former Scottish Enterprise Managing Director Steve Dunlop has joined the company to plan land development around Edinburgh Airport.
Mr. Dunlop, who resigned from the economic development agency last fall after only two and a half years in the role, has been appointed non-executive director of Crosswind Developments.
The company hopes to create more than 1 m² of retail space in an area around a disused runway at Edinburgh Airport.
Crosswind works on the project as Elements Edinburgh and its board is chaired by former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling.
His plans for the airport land include a digital residential neighborhood with hundreds of homes in a new community. The app is currently with Scottish Government Ministers.
Mr. Dunlop was Managing Director of Scottish Canals for six years before taking the most senior position at Scottish Enterprise,
Lord Darling said: “We are delighted that Steve is joining us in this important phase of our plan to create much-needed jobs and investment in this strategically important part of Edinburgh. Steve’s experience in planning, economic development and regeneration will be invaluable.
Mr Dunlop said: ‘As we deal fairly with the economic and social impact of the pandemic, I think Scotland can really benefit from projects like this which place jobs, technology, sustainability, inclusion and biodiversity at the heart of its concerns. “
Scottish Enterprise has appointed Adrian Gillespie, Business Director of the University of Strathclyde, as Managing Director.