Absoft Entrepreneurship Lecture: An Entrepreneurial JourneyAberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University
We are delighted to announce that the annual Absoft Entrepreneurship Lecture will take place at Aberdeen Business School on Thursday 12th February 2015.
Join Duncan Skinner as he shares his entrepreneurial journey from RGU graduate, to Global Financier & Social Entrepreneur and beyond!
Where: Aberdeen Business School, Room 225
When: 12 noon, Thursday 12th February 2015
Further information: email@example.com or tel 01224 263 869
From being chief financial officer of a world-leading company with 28,000 employees in 35 countries to helping to keep 42 people in jobs at an ageing factory in Aberdeen – Duncan has formidable knowledge of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
His entrepreneurial journey kick started in 2006, when he and business partner Bob Keiller borrowed $300million to buy PSN from Halliburton subsidiary KBR - they were sold for $1billion to Wood Group in 2011.
It was an outstanding deal and one that not only brought an exceptional return for investors but also allowed Duncan to devote his time towards helping others.
In 2009, following the news of Glencraft’s imminent closure Duncan, who was already Chief Financial Officer of PSN, devoted time to save the social enterprise and inject a new lease of life into the business which was facing liquidation.
Duncan has since transformed Glencraft – formerly the Royal Workshops for the Blind – into a successful, sustainable social enterprise business.
Duncan is also Chairman of Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust and holds positions with a number of charitable causes and organisations in Scotland. He was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2013 Ernst & Young awards and has a Bachelors degree in management from the Robert Gordon University.
Be inspired at the 2015 Absoft Entrepreneurship Lecture and discover how Duncan went from being an RGU graduate, to Global Financier, to Social Entrepreneur and beyond!