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Morningside School of Music is indebted to our committee members for their assistance in helping us to grow and evolve.  The committees, one Adult and one Youth, meet twice yearly to look toward our future in terms of events, advertising, lesson structure, camps, facilities, expansion and much more. Their help is invaluable to us and we very much appreciate them volunteering their time to help us.  If you would like to join either committee please speak to us at your next lesson or by email at morningside@polarflamemusic.com.

Tony Kinder, Edinburgh University,

Dr Tony Kinder

BSc (Bradford)
MA (Bradford)
MBA (Edinburgh)
MSc e-Learning (Edinburgh)
M Teach (Edinburgh)
PhD (Edinburgh)

Tony has an exciting history of entrepreneurship. From being the Chairman of West Lothian Council, Livingston Football Club, a chocolate company, leisure firms, training businesses and property companies; his knowledge of business is extensive.  

He was recently MBA Director at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he is senior lecturer in Entrepreneurship.

Professor MacLullich

Professor Alasdair MJ Maclullich

BScHons (Edinburgh)
MB ChB (Edinburgh)
MRCP(Edinburgh)
PhD (Edinburgh)

Alasdair Maclullich has worked in the field of academic research for most of his adult life, gaining a real insight into high level educational standards along the way.

Alasdair has held many prestigious posts in the field of medicine, including: Honorary Consultant in General & Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, President of the European Delirium Association, Secretary of the Scottish Delirium Association, and Secretary of the Dementia and Delirium Special Interest Group.

Sandy Alexander

Mr Sandy Alexander

Sandy has on many occasions been referred to as one of Scotland’s finest businessmen. Having founded and directed ‘Schuh’, Sandy had over 4000 employees and over 100 stores across the UK. His company generated £250m every year before he sold it to the American firm ‘Genesco’ for £125m.

Sandy is now part-owner of the premier division football club, Falkirk FC.

Owen Kelly OBE

Mr Owen Kelly OBE

Dip (Shandong)
MA Hons (Edinburgh)
Dip Soc Pol (Edinburgh)

Owen is a Global expert in finance. Having served as the private secretary for the First Minister of Scotland, Owen then became the Head of Communications at the Scottish Government. Due to his success in these roles, Owen went on to become the CEO of the Scottish Financial Enterprise.

In 2014, Owen was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the financial services industry.

Ralph Smith

Mr Ralph Smith QC

LLB (University of Aberdeen)
Dip LP (University of Aberdeen)

Ralph has worked in the legal field for many years. He served twice as the Advocate Depute, firstly from 1994 to 1995, then again from 2002 through to 2003.

Ralph was also the Junior Counsel to the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Scott Lamont

Mr Scott Lamont

As very successful business owner of Pump Action Ltd, Scott oversees his operations all over the word, from his offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

His vast array of business management skills assist Scott when working with his clients including local councils and governments.

Louise Carlin

Ms Louise Carlin

Louise works in the HMRC Division of the Office of Advocate General, undertaking litigation on behalf of HMRC in Scotland. Prior to joining the Government Legal Service, Louise worked for several years in the voluntary sector, including with Amnesty International and Oxfam, and has held the position of trustee with a number of charities.

Louise undertook a Masters in International Law while working with Amnesty, focussing on the work of the International Criminal Tribunals and the International Criminal Court.

Leigh-Mullin

Mr Leigh Mullin

Leigh has worked in technology for thirty years, and has been connected to music and musicians all his life.  For the past four years Leigh has taken his professional experience in Digital Strategy and Social Media within IT and provided consultancy, coaching and support to independent artists and labels across the UK.

Most recently Leigh has been providing coaching to students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) as well as working with up and coming bands