Bruce Macdonald leads SQW's economic development team in Edinburgh. He graduated in economics from Edinburgh University in 1988 and worked as a researcher in the economics department at Aberdeen University before joining SQW in 1994.
Over the last 20 years he has directed and managed a wide range of projects, including, appraisals and evaluations, economic impact studies, strategies and the development of monitoring frameworks. Much of this experience relates to measuring the impact of public policy interventions in various forms. This has included studies in business support and innovation, tourism, culture and events, inward investment and international trade as well as community development.
Bruce has led projects for clients including the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, VisitScotland, the Big Lottery, Sport England, UK Central Government and the European Commission.