After 21 years as Corporate Engagement Manager, Aidan Hetherington is taking early retiral. Known to many students and alumni over the years, he has contributed much to the School during his time.
Headshot of Aidan Hetherington

Having completed the Full-time MBA in 2002, Aidan started working for the Business School as the first member of staff to have a dedicated corporate relations function.

Known then as the ‘Management School’ he was based in the Bristo Square building within the Alumni, Careers and Corporate Relations Network (ACCORN) team. The MBA was the only postgraduate programme on offer at the time.

Since then, he has witnessed a great deal of change especially the growth of postgraduate programmes, the move to the new building in 2010, and the significant expansion in the School’s student experience offering.

Aidan has an impressive network of business contacts with his ‘little black book’ the envy of many. Both staff and students have benefited significantly as a result over the years.

Particular achievements have included the organisation of the Business Series events and the creation of the Entrepreneurship Club which ran successfully for many years.

These have ensured strong links with the business community and brought in many new contacts to the School, which in turn have benefited the student experience. They have also led to enduring relationships with a range of professional support organisations including Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Institute of Accountants Scotland (ICAS) and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

In his role as secretary to the School’s International Advisory Board, Aidan has supported the Dean and worked closely with the Board’s membership who provide independent and external advice.

An integral part of the Business School for many years, we would like to thank Aidan for all of his contributions and wish him well in his retirement.