Passionate about developing people and instilling a positive attitude.
Sir Bill Gammell founded Cairn Energy and was Chief Executive from the Company’s initial listing in 1988 until 30 June 2011. Cairn has returned $4.5 billion to its shareholders. Bill stood down as Chairman of Cairn Energy in 2014 and is a Director of Figured Ltd, offering strategic business advice to clients.
He has over 35 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry and was awarded a knighthood in 2006 for services to industry in Scotland. Sir Bill, who is an ex-Scotland rugby internationalist (1977-1980) has served on public boards in the UK, US, Holland, Australia and India. He was also an Independent Director of Glasgow 2014 Limited and a member of the British Olympic Advisory Board.
In 2006 he founded Winning Scotland to mobilise efforts to raise aspirations and self-belief amongst young people in Scotland. Over £10 million has been invested to date.
Bill was educated at Fettes College and has a BA in Economics and Accounting from Stirling University. He is married with four sons.