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The Board & Staff

The Board 

Bill Fletcher - Linkleaver - Chairman

Alan Mutter - Independent - Vice Chairman

After Leaving school, Alan worked in the family chip shop while pursuing a career in motor racing. He then developed outside catering, wholesale and butchery departments. After renting out a flat that would not sell, Alan developed this one flat into a multi million pound property investment and management company.

A vacant retail property provided the stimulus to open a pet shop, this business grew into the largest family owned business of its type in Europe. The business was the winner of many awards including Scottish Retailer of the Year and six times PBW National Retailer of the year.

Moving on he then founded an award winning hair and beauty salon, a toy shop, a security company and a motor racing team. Alan has served as a Director of South Fife Enterprise, Lantra and currently acting as non Executive Director of several organisations and provides consultancy services to several businesses.


Bill Williamson - Grill 48 - w.williamson@grill48.com

Bill has wide Board Level experience in general and strategic management in both Public and Private sectors in a variety of industries including defence, nuclear, facilities management, engineering, support services, ship repair, electronics, food manufacturing & retailing, hospitality, equipment manufacture, distribution, ports, shipping and oil related services.

His specialist areas include Finance, IT, Procurement, Production Management, Strategy Consulting, Health & Safety, Turnaround Management, Organisational Restructuring/Change Management. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Bill is also a business mentor with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

David Austin - Reubens  


Karen Drummond - Fife Academy of Performing Arts - karen.drummond@fapa.org.uk

Karen is Principle at Fife Academy Of Performing Arts Fife's only independent SQA approved Performing Arts College, within the heart of Dunfermline town centre. Having owned and operated several small business over the past 20 years in the Dunfermline area Karen is all too aware of the challenges facing High Street/Town Centre traders in these difficult economic times. Karen brings a passionate and creative flare to the board,"Where it is necessary to have the security of the national anchor clients in our High St I believe it is independent small traders that give our town centre it's character and are vital to the Town's economic success

Cliff Fleming - Condies 

Neil Mackie - Kingsgate Centre - nmackie@kingsgateonline.co.uk

Neil Mackie began his career in shopping centre and property management in early 1990, following a step up from retail branch management on the south coast of England. Throughout his career, he have continued to develop and progress through a series of shopping centres and commercial properties throughout Scotland, ultimately managing the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline. The Kingsgate Centre, built in 1985 and extended in 2008, comprises 340,000SqFt of lettable retail space and enjoys an annual footfall circa 9 million per annum.

A keen musician, Neil has played bass in a number of rock bands since 1979, greatest personal pride being playing support to Nazareth at the Glen Pavilion in 2002. He latterly has fronted his own band on guitar and lead vocals since 2004. Neil also enjoys a number of outdoor pursuits which gives him great opportunities to get out into the great Scottish countryside.

Hazel Mapleson Boots

I am the manager of the Boots store newly opened in the Kingsgate shopping Centre. I spent 21 years working for Boots in Edinburgh before moving to Fife 8 years ago to manage the Kirkcaldy store. I have worked across a number of different store formats including flagship, local, travel, and high street.

I was appointed store manager of the Dunfermline store in February 2013 to oversee the store closure project as well as the opening of the brand new, larger store located in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. My vision for my new store is to have the customer at the very heart of everything we do and to set my team up to be the best they can be.  


Calum Miller - P.J Molloy's - calum@weekendrevolution.co.uk

I began working as a self-employed gig promoter in 2008. From there, I started my company Weekend Revolution, working with artists from all over the UK and bringing them to Dunfermline’s various music venues. As time went on, PJ Molloys became one of our key venues so in 2010 when the opportunity to acquire the lease presented itself, this is what we did. Since then, we have worked to build a musical hub for Dunfermline as well as continuing to bring national acts to the likes of The Alhambra and Glen Pavilion. 

Over the next 5 years I want to see Dunfermline's reputation for its live music scene grow and hopefully a few more venues can benefit on the back of this. I see live music and shows as an integral part of Dunfermline’s evening economy, and going forward hope to increase the number of people choosing to come to Dunfermline for this reason.


Cllr Jim Leishman - cllr.jim.leishman@fife.gov.uk

Cllr Bob Young - cllr.bob.young@fife.gov.uk



John Lawson - Police Scotland

Manuela Calchini - Visit Scotland

David Grove - Fife Council

Joe McGuinness - Fife Council

Brian Robb - Oliver & Robb



Chief Executive - Maggie Mitchell - Email: maggie@connectingwithyou.co.uk

Maggie heads up the BID Team, reporting directly to the Dunfermline Delivers Board. Working on the strategic development of Dunfermline to the benefit of BID Members Maggie is keen to engage and meet with people, businesses and organisations in the BID area.

Please contact Maggie to set-up a meeting to learn more about what Dunfermline Delivers does, how we can help your business and to let us hear your views about developing our activities and the positive promotion of BID businesses and Dunfermline.


BID Member Support Manager - Susan DeSwarte - Email: susan@connectingwithyou.co.uk

Susan is based in the office and provides support to all our BID members. She is the primary contact in the office and can provide details of the projects and activity we are currently engaged in.

Contact Susan for festival, event and project information, administrative queries and general issues.