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Stuart Cross


Member of the Academic Board and Finance and General Purposes and Nominations Committees

Stuart Cross is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Dundee. Latterly Head of Dundee Law School, he was an academic lawyer for more than 25 years before which he was a practising solicitor and a partner in a leading Scottish commercial law practice. He has extensive experience in learning and teaching practice and strategy and has acted as an external examiner at 8 other universities.

An expert in charity law, intellectual property, and corporate law, he has over 30 years of experience as a trustee and chair of many charities primarily in the cultural sector, reflecting his interest in contemporary art, theatre and culture. He was a founding director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, chaired the board of directors of Fife Cultural Trust, and was a board member of OSCR, Scotland’s charity regulator. He is currently a governor of Edinburgh Napier University and a board member of Leisure and Culture Dundee. In the distant past, he played in pipe bands (albeit as a drummer) and even played in a world pipe band championship!