Brandon Malone has stepped down as Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, passing the Chairmanship to Lord Glennie, who was Vice Chairman of the Centre.
Mr Malone has chaired the Centre since its establishment in March 2011. Indeed, he was the driving force behind its successful establishment. Since then, his leadership has ensured the growth of the Centre from a small promotional body to a respected international organisation providing various services, including an arbitral appointment service; an arbitral administrative system, with Rules, a Court, and a Registrar with support staff; and facilities in Edinburgh for arbitration hearings and mediations. He also headed up the Centre’s bid for Edinburgh to host the prestigious ICCA Congress, which resulted in the largest ever ICCA Congress and Scotland’s biggest ever law conference, seeing over 1,400 participants attend the event.
During his time in the role, Mr Malone spearheaded an energy arbitration project with CEPMLP at the University of Dundee. He was also appointed by ICCA to chair its Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration, resulting in the publication of an important Protocol for the international community.
Lord Glennie, who has been Vice Chairman of the Board since December 2020, replaces Mr Malone. He has taken an active role in the Centre over the last two years, working with Mr Malone on key projects to develop the Centre’s service offering.
Lord Glennie said:
“I am delighted to be appointed Chairman of the Board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, which is entering a new phase post-ICCA Edinburgh and the launch of our administrative services. I thank Brandon for his service to the Centre over more than a decade. He has presided over the successful development of the Centre, and I will do my best to add to that success. I am grateful that Brandon has agreed to remain as a Director of the Board, so the Centre will still benefit from his experience.”
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, added:
“It has been a privilege to work with Brandon over the last twelve years on establishing and developing the Scottish Arbitration Centre. We have enjoyed many successes over the years, including winning the right to host ICCA Edinburgh which allowed us to showcase Scotland to the international arbitration community. He has donated a significant amount of his time to the Centre and the promotion of Scottish arbitration and Scotland as a jurisdiction and venue for arbitration, for which he deserves only praise. I am certainly grateful for his support and friendship over the years.
Despite the large boots to fill, I am delighted that Angus will step up to fill them. He has proved a dedicated and supportive Vice Chairman of the Board over the last two years, and I look forward to working closely with him as Chairman as we enter this new phase at the Centre.”