Business correspondent and personal finance editor since 1998, four times Scottish financial writer of the year, and once journalist of the year. Likes bringing business personalities to life, responding to unhappy consumers, and investigating bust businesses and the murkier corners of money. Highly commended in the 2013 UK Regional Press Awards.
Sir Tom Hunter, Wood Group chief executive Bob Keiller, and former CBI chief Lord Digby Jones are among the mentor backers of MicroTyco, which in its first year last November attracted 562 teams from schools, corporates and universities to raise more than £100,000.
The proceeds go to the WildHearts Foundation, which diverts them to micro-finance projects in 24 countries, a cause which has caught the imagination of Scottish schools.