Advisory Board

Mark Wilson Managing Director

Mark Wilson Managing Director

Mark has over 15 years experience in the residential industry and has successfully launched several private equity funds in this sector. Since the economic downturn he has diversified into the Renewable Energy sector replicating the same financial model. This is proving a timely decision.

He is a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual who brings creative solutions to the table. His personal, and client, successes are tantamount to his energy and knowledge, and above all his willingness to put his reputation on the line.

Dr Michael Kelly CBE

Dr Michael Kelly CBE

Michael Kelly is a well-known Scottish former politician and now respected businessman. Having operated at all levels of local government, he has unique skills within this field which will be extremely beneficial to the fund. He was Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1980 to 1984 and Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1987.

Dr Kelly is now a writer and PR consultant and brings his considerable business experience and extensive contacts to ILI.

Gordon Ash

Gordon Ash

Gordon has over 35 years experience in the construction and property industry. He has operated at director and senior management level throughout the UK and Ireland and has built up a large network of local and national contacts.

Following marketing executive roles with both the John Laing and Tarmac Groups in London and directorships with Havelock Europa Plc and Bovis Lend Lease (Scotland) Ltd he now acts as a consultant to the industry.

He is a past president of the Scottish Building Contractors Association and has served on special business committees for the British Council for Offices (Scotland) and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. Gordon is the current chair of Strathblanefield Community Development Trust.

Gordon McCallum

Gordon McCallum

Gordon's unique experience of land use and site knowledge have been invaluable in helping ILI gain planning consent for both renewable and residential sites in Scotland.

He has the benefit of 21 years of service in local government, including at Hamilton District Council, Strathclyde Regional Council, Monklands District Council and latterly in North Lanarkshire Council where he was a Team Leader in the Forward Planning section. Gordon joined Keppie Design Ltd in 1999 and was appointed as a Director in 2001. He has significant experience of acting for landowners to establish the best value for their land, negotiating a net price and carrying through the process from site identification to allocation and ultimately disposal.

His advice is also regularly sought by the residential sector and government agencies due to his vast knowledge of residential land issues throughout Scotland.