Andrew Mackenzie has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre since its establishment in 2011. He is also Secretary General of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration.
A solicitor on secondment to the Centre from the Scottish Government, Andrew previously worked as a legal adviser to that Government. He was also Secretary to Lord Cullen’s Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation before becoming Head of Courts and Legal Services Reform in the Scottish Government, where he had policy responsibility for legal services, civil courts, and alternative dispute resolution, including the Government manifesto commitment to establish an international arbitration body in Scotland.
Andrew is Co-Vice Chair of the IBA Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee, and sits on the IBA Presidential Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights. An Associate Member of CIArb, he also sits on the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board in Scotland, is an alternate member of the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee, and has a seat on the Scottish Government Digital Justice Strategy Reference Group.
Fiona, a solicitor, joined the Scottish Arbitration Centre in September 2017 as Business and Development Manager. She obtained her LLB from the University of Stirling in 2013 and her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde in 2014. Prior to this, Fiona studied International Management Studies with European Languages and Society, graduating with a BA (Hons). Before joining the Centre, she worked as a solicitor in private practice.
Juliet joined the Scottish Arbitration Centre as Business Manager in March 2017. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 with a MA (hons) in History of Art. Since then she has held various posts in marketing and business development and most recently worked as an Operations Co-Ordinator for an Italian food importer.