Our Senior Management Team

Our senior management team are responsible for leading the organisation and managing its activity. This section lists the members of the team and provides a brief overview of their background.

Forbes Dunlop, chief executive

Forbes was the COO at sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland, from April 2019 before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2023. He started his career working in local government, then moved to sportscotland holding various positions over a ten-year period between 2003 - 2013. Forbes then took up the role of Chief Executive at Scottish Swimming and during his six years the sport enjoyed year on year membership growth, made significant progress rolling out the National Learn to Swim Framework and saw Scottish athletes competing at the highest level around the world before returning to sportscotland. Forbes served as a non- Executive Director on the Board of the British Paralympic Association for the past six years, and over a similar time period was the voluntary Chair of his local disability sport organisation, South Lanarkshire Disability Sport.

Craig Burn, Director of Sport

With a strong track record and a career spanning over 25 years with some of Scotland’s leading leisure and sport organisations, Craig is regarded as one of the country’s most experienced and accomplished sports management professionals.

Craig was most recently Director of Strategy, Policy and Impacts at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. He led the executive team for the world’s largest global cycling event in history that brought together 13 world championships into one combined mega event in August 2023. He is also the former CEO of Scottish Cycling.

Rachel Barrington, Director of Operations

Rachel joins after 13yrs at drinks giant Diageo where she was the Digital & Technology Director responsible for the corporate digital strategy, plans & transformation programs including award winning multi-million pound programs such as the Johnnie Walker Whisky Experience on Princes Street, Edinburgh. She is also chair of the elite swimming partnership in Edinburgh - SwimEdinburgh.

Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 13 November 2023


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