Jo Elliot is a merchant banker. He joined his firm Quayle Munro in 1983 and was its chief executive up to 2007. He has extensive experience advising and investing in unlisted companies and latterly specialised in projects at the public/private sector interface including privatisations and PFI/PPP. Between 2002 and 2009 he established and ran a specialist infrastructure investment fund (The PFI Infrastructure Company plc) and has been a director of two listed investment trusts. He now has a diverse portfolio of activities across public, private and third sector. He is chair of hub South East Scotland, the partnership vehicle charged with delivery of new community buildings in the region and a director of J W Galloway Ltd, which is one of the largest red meat processors in Scotland. He is a member of the Court of Dundee University and of the audit committee of Glasgow University. He is also director of various third sector enterprises concerned with social services and the arts - besides the SCO he is a director of the Dunedin Consort and chair of the Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund.