Bruce Robertson OBE
Bruce Robertson was Director of Education, Culture and Sport in Highland Council from 1998-2007 and in Aberdeenshire from 2007-2010. Prior to entering local authority leadership roles, he spent 17 years working in various schools in North East Scotland. He is currently working in an advisory capacity with the Scottish Government, the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES), and other national agencies. He also works on a consultancy basis in the public and private sector.
Bruce has extensive experience in education and children’s services and has been closely associated with many of the key national policy developments for a number of years now. He was an advisor to the McCrone Committee on teachers’ pay and conditions, a member of the national Curriculum for Excellence outdoor learning group. He has been in the vanguard of digital learning strategies nationally, and recently chaired the Glow stakeholder group. More recently he has been acting in an advisory capacity to ADES, Scottish Government and other national agencies on the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and the new national qualifications in Scotland. He has just completed chairing a national Early Years Education and Childcare group finalising the legislation surrounding the new Act in Scotland.
He is former Chairman of the Scottish Advisory Committee for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and currently Chairman of GAMSCOT, a charity which supports education and skills development in The Gambia.
Bruce was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to education.