Commodore Angus Ross

Specialist and Research Governor

BA, MSc, FCILT, Royal Navy

Angus Ross served in the Royal Navy for 36 years, his final appointment being Operations Director in the service personnel and veteran’s agency responsible for human resources, payroll and pensions to all Armed Forces personnel. Prior to that he was Director Royal Navy Logistics in the Fleet Headquarters, where he was responsible for the day-to-day delivery of worldwide logistics ashore and afloat. His earlier service included considerable programme management experience, both strategic in the Ministry of Defence (the Navy’s long term capability programme) and tactical (delivering information systems). He served at sea as the Logistics Officer in HMS Illustrious, HMS London and HMS Galatea, and also served aboard HMS Fearless during the Falklands campaign.

Since retiring from the Royal Navy at the end of 2010, Angus has developed a portfolio career consulting in the defence and maritime industries and has also set up a not for profit business to assist small to medium businesses to work with the Government. In 2011 he joined the council of the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI as Non-Executive Chairman of the audit committee, becoming Chairman of the Board in 2014. This resulted in his appointment as a member of the university court in November 2014.

Angus lives at his working croft in Uig, Isle of Skye. An Elder in the Church of Scotland and a member of the Merchants House of Glasgow, he is also a yacht skipper, shoots target rifle, climbs mountains, has a great interest in coastal shipping, is a trustee at his old school and is on the committee of the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association. He is married to Irene and has two daughters at university.