DAVID LEE is a former Senior Assistant Editor of The Scotsman with wide experience in events organisation and management.
He developed two series of debates for The Scotsman - one to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union in 2007 and another on key issues (including independence, renewable energy, defence and the future of the islands) in 2008.
David hosted a number of these events, and has also chaired debates for a variety of organisations including The Law Society of Scotland and Scotland's Colleges.
David is now a Media & Events Consultant. With Susan Dalgety, David is working to deliver a high-quality and relevant conference programme that helps to inform the public debate in Scotland.
SUSAN DALGETY has over twenty-five years experience in communications and public policy.
She has worked for national and regional newspapers as a commentator, chief writer and leader writer. During the 1990s she enjoyed seven years as an Edinburgh councillor, becoming deputy leader of the administration in 1997.
She was chief press officer for Scotland’s First Minister from 2003 to 2006 when she took on a new role as Head of International Communications for the Scottish government where she helped develop Scotland’s relationship with Malawi.
She now enjoys a portfolio career as a media trainer and communications strategist, a freelance writer and an expert in development communications.
She is a director of the Scotland Malawi Partnership and the Active Learning Centre.
GREIG PORTER is Business Development Executive at The Scotsman Publications. He is responsible for developing and implementing The Scotsman's conference and events programme.
Greig has gained varied events and marketing experience from within both the professional and charity sectors.