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D.G. (Donnie) MacLeod graduated from Strathclyde University in 1967, having studied Accountancy and Law, and qualified as an accountant in 1970. Following qualification he worked for twenty-five years in the public sector, at Finance Director level for sixteen years and, during those years, as an advisor to government ministers and E.U. committees and working parties. He left the public sector in 1992 following an organisational restructuring.
He has lectured at both under-graduate and post-graduate level in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Strategic Finance, International Finance and Strategic Management at the Universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Dundee, Mauritius and Mikkeli in Finland and the SEGI group of colleges in Malaysia. From 2003 to 2009 he carried out extensive consultancy work for companies in the electricity industry in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with particular emphasis on management information and reporting systems, contract pricing, negotiation and management and performance measurement and enhancement. Donnie also has working experience in the fishing, transport and steel industries.
Donnie has been an Honorary Lecturer at CEPMLP for the last five years teaching the Foundation Finance and Introduction to Finance modules.
A fluent Gaelic speaker Donnie is a regular contributor to BBC Gaelic radio programmes, commenting on financial, political and educational issues. In 1983 he wrote a paper on “Funding of Bi-Lingualism in Europe” which played a significant part in the decision of the then Secretary of State for Scotland to significantly increase financial aid to the Gaelic language.