Stuart Cross is 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 of 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’ 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!