Stewart Milne

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Stewart Milne
Born 23 July 1950 (age 64)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Residence Bieldside Aberdeen
Known for chairman of Aberdeen F.C.
Net worth Decrease£122 million (2013)

Stewart Milne CBE, DBA, DTech (born 23 July 1950)[1] is a Scottish businessman and football club chairman, from Alford, Aberdeenshire.

Milne founded the Aberdeen-based Stewart Milne Construction Group in 1975, a housebuilding contractor. He started off his business renovating bathrooms. As its chairman & Chief Exec., he earned the 2005 Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year award and is rumoured to have amassed a personal fortune of around £400million.[citation needed]

In 2008, he received his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the house building industry in Scotland.[2]

Milne lives in Bieldside Aberdeen in a multi-million pound home which was built in 2009 by Stewart Milne Group.

Milne is also a major shareholder and chairman of Aberdeen F.C., a position he has held since 1998. He joined the board of directors in 1994 to replace Dick Donald.

He has an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University (December 2000).[3] and an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Edinburgh Napier University (November 2007).[4]

In June 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering by Heriot-Watt University, in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurial contribution to the house building, construction and property development industry and to the Scottish economy, also for services to higher education.