Adrian spent 30 years in the police service, the last seven as Commander for Aberdeen City. He had a varied career in the service, which included lengthy spells in criminal investigation and Intelligence. He was also seconded to government and other agencies, both nationally and abroad. He retired in June 2016.
Throughout his policing career, he was a strong advocate of partnership working and was a key driver in bringing the Purple Flag to Aberdeen, a first in Scottish terms.
He currently sits as a member on the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) Council and is the current Chair for Scotland of the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM), having been elected to the position in December 2017.
He was the Vice-Chair of Community Planning Aberdeen and is a former Trustee of Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust. He was admitted as a Burgess of Guild for Aberdeen City in 2010.
In July 2016, Adrian was appointed CEO at Aberdeen Inspired, the City Centre’s Business Improvement District (BID). The BID has over 800 levy payers and accrues in the region of 850k in levy, which is effectively doubled through sponsorship of events and voluntary levy contributions.
In this role, he has led on significant events in the City, including the globally acclaimed Nuart Street Art Festival in partnership with Nuart (Stavanger), from the twin City in Norway. He is also a key strategic partner in driving Aberdeen City Centre’s Masterplan forward.
It has been a very satisfying time for him and he is immensely proud of the achievements of his team and the many partners in Aberdeen, which led to Aberdeen Inspired recently winning several national awards and the coveted European BID of the year in Berlin in July 2017.
Adrian holds a BSc (Hons), MSc and an MBA from Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University.