Guest Speaker Ann Gloag OBE


Non-Executive Director, Stagecoach Group plc

Anne Gloag

Our guest speaker for the 2017 Prizegiving Ceremony was Ann Gloag OBE.

Ann Gloag trained as a nurse and is co-founder of the international transport company Stagecoach, with her brother, Sir Brian Souter, which today has 3 million passengers a day.

In Kenya, Ann funds an orphanage and school in Nairobi; set up a girls’ FGM rescue centre and runs a school for 200 children in the world’s largest slum, Kibera.

In Malawi, FFFF funds the Bwaila Fistula Care Centre and her Gloag Foundation supports the training of nurse midwives.

In 2010, Ann added a maternity unit to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where FFFF was already treating patients.

Ann also serves on the international and UK boards of Mercy Ships – a hospital ship charity providing free aid to the people of West Africa.

She is a past winner of the Businesswoman of the Year Award, European Women in Achievement Award and has won a Great Scot Award.

In 2004, Ann was awarded an OBE and, in 2009, was admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa with the grade of Commander, in recognition of her support for the people and the country of Liberia.

She also received the inaugural Susan B. Anthony Humanitarian Award from the National Council of Women of the United States at the United Nations in 2010 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kil Medal in 2011. In March 2013, Ann was named Global Woman of the Year by the St Andrews Society of the State of New York.