Bruce has held a wide range of senior leadership roles across the private, third and government (UK and Scottish) sectors.  He is currently UK Group GC at TÜV SÜD, a global Test, Inspect, Certify business headquartered out of Munich and an independent non-executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Previously he has held a range of roles including:

Chief Executive of Stòras Uibhist in the Outer Hebrides, which is the community owned landlord for 93,000 acres of crofting and sporting estate across the islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula

Chief Executive of the British Society of Animal Science which, works to improve the understanding of animal science and the ways it can help ensure food is produced ethically and economically

Director of an incorporated legal practice

Chairman of a leading edge digital technology company

President of the Law Society of Scotland in 2013-14

Office bearer (Director) in the Society of Writers to His Majesty’s Signet, the world’s oldest professional body and the birthplace of the solicitors’ profession, from 2011-19

Board adviser to a prominent rural business in the north of Scotland, and a number of other board roles

Amongst his appointments during an earlier civil service career he served as Deputy Keeper (GC and Deputy CEO) at Registers of Scotland, Legal Secretary to the Lord President of the Court of Session (the head of Scotland’s judiciary) and Head of Rural Communities at the Scottish Government, dealing with tenant farming, crofting, land reform and EU grant funding programmes.