The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital is pleased to announce that David Watt, Executive Director of IoD Scotland, has been selected to Chair its Steering Group.

The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital brings together a growing number of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to protect and rebuild Scotland’s natural capital. To date, there are over 100 member organisations. The Forum’s Steering Group is comprised of 14 senior-level representatives of organisations from Scotland’s public, private and third sector.

David has been with the IoD for over 15 years and will step down in September. In that time, he has seen their Scottish operation grow and prosper as their work in supporting and developing directors in Scotland continues to gather pace and grow in importance.

He said: “I am enthusiastic about the role the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital can play in promoting Scotland’s natural assets and utilising them to grow a sustainable economy into the future. Scotland has been given and developed much to be proud of, but should look to build on that securely for future generations.”

"Talented and committed directors, delivering quality corporate leadership and governance, are vital to the nation’s prosperity, and when they come together in an effective board they really can make a difference.”

David has extensive experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and continues this in various roles as a board member and advisor in a number of settings. He has recently been appointed as the Chair of Fife College. He is also a keen golfer and follower of rugby, with a non-party interest in politics and current affairs.