"Sir Andrew Cubie is a Consultant to the law firm, Fyfe Ireland WS. He has been Chairman and senior partner of that firm having specialised in Corporate law. Engaged in education issues throughout his professional career, he has been Chairman of Governance of George Watson’s College and is currently Chairman of the Court of Napier University and of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. He has held, and still holds, numerous non-executive positions. As former Chairman of the Confederation of British Industry in Scotland, he was a member of the McIntosh Commission, which made recommendations for the reform of local government and working arrangements of the Scottish Parliament. He was Convenor of the Independent Committee of the Inquiry into Student Finance (“the Cubie Committee”), which brought about the abolition of tuition fees in Scotland. He is a Trustee of British Council, VSO and the Calyx. Andrew has been a member of the RNLI’s Council since 1989 and was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Fundraising and Communications Committee in 1994. He was appointed Vice Convenor of the Scottish Lifeboat Council in 1996 and Chairman in 2003."