John Macqueen Ward

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Sir John Macqueen Ward, CBE, CA, FRSE, FRSA, FIET is a Scottish businessman educated at Edinburgh Academy and at Fettes College.

Ward began a career with IBM at its Greenock Manufacturing Plant in 1966, and in 1991 was appointed Managing Director of UK Government and Public Service Business after working for the company throughout the world. He has subsequently held a wide range of business and public sector jobs, including Chairman of CBI Scotland, Chairman of Scottish Qualifications Authority, Chairman of Quality Scotland Foundation, Chairman of Queen Margaret University's Board of Governors and Chairman of Scottish Homes.

His most recent appointments include the Chairmanship of Scottish Enterprise and of European Assets Trust NV. He was also a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland between 2005 and 2012 and was Chairman of Dunfermline Building Society between 1995 and 2007.

Ward was awarded the CBE in 1995, the same year he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Strathclyde, and received a Knighthood in the 2002 New Year Honours for Services to Public Life in Scotland.

Ward also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1998 [1]

In 2004 he appeared at number 10 on The Scotsman's 100 Most Powerful list.[2]

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  1. ^ "Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh: Honorary Graduates". Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  2. ^ The Scotsman: "Scotland's most powerful". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 2004-05-02. Retrieved 2007-05-04.