Gillian MacAulay, Director and Gatekeeper
Since the birth of Scotland’s first business incubator in 1990, Gillian has established the Strathclyde University Incubator (SUI) as one of the leading environments for young companies looking to develop and grow.
As managing director of SUI, Gillian has helped nurture over a hundred young businesses and implemented a strong office and client support system. As well as providing start up and business development advice, primarily in the areas of finance, grant assistance, business planning and marketing for young companies, Gillian is also involved in advising on exit strategies for her clients.
Gill launched Gabriel Investments, an Angel Syndicate, in 2011. Her aim is to address the gap in the market of first stage funding for businesses by pushing them through an accelerator programme, creating disciplined, high value, growth companies.
Lynne Ross, Chairman
Lynne’s professional background spans venture capital, private equity, institutional investment, the energy sector, innovation, government relations and academia.
She has extensive experience of joint ventures and partnerships, government relations and technology deployment gained from senior roles at Scottish and Southern Energy and at Scottish Power.
Lynne invests directly in early stage clean tech companies and through angel syndicates and also gives support to academics, social investment and voluntary projects in related fields. These include the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and Social Investment Scotland. Lynne is an active investor in the Angel community, joined Gabriel in 2014, and is an experienced investor with specialist knowledge in the fields of energy and climate change.