Roddy Livingston

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Roderick G Livingston BSc ADPA FCIS FInstD FRSA FSAScot

Roderick Livingston was educated at Shrewsbury School and studied at the Universities of Aberdeen, Exeter and Western Ontario.  His career in university management took him first to The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and then to Dundee University.

He established and managed the Registry in Strathclyde University, before managing Strathclyde Business School, an innovative leading international business school.  He decided to retire early, and now holds an Honorary appointment in the University.

Roddy was a member of the Scottish Universities Council on Entrance, a Director of the Universities Central Council on Admissions, and a member of the Joint Advisory Board which established the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, of which he was then appointed a Director.  He has worked for the Association of Business Schools, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

His interests and activities also include youth and further education.  He was a member of the Young Enterprise Scotland Council, receiving their Gold Award.  He was Vice Chairman of Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, which has an international reputation for training shipping Industry sponsored cadet officers.  He was a Director of New Campus Glasgow, a specialist company procuring, for the three City Centre Colleges until their merger, a super campus offering world class learning and teaching facilities.  He is a Trustee of City of Glasgow College Foundation.  He was a member of the Scottish Further Education Funding Council's Advisory Group on Core Funding.

Roddy was Convener of the Glasgow and Strathclyde MEC, Chairman of the Council of Military Education Committees and member of Lowland Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, of the Institute of Directors, of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.  He has published on strategy and resourcing.  His interests include castles and coins, rowing and sailing.