George Walker is the Park Manager of Pentlands Science Park.
He qualified as a General Practice Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) in 1982 and enjoyed 23 years service with National Coal Board / British Coal in the Estates Dept. He was also the Principal Estates Surveyor in Scotland and co-ordinated sale of surplus land and property asset as part of the coal industry privatisation, completed in 1997. Thereafter, George worked for two years with Scottish Coal on opencast land acquisition and one year with Aberdeenshire Council Estates based in Banff.
George was appointed Science Park Manager with Pentlands Science Park in January 2001. He is responsible for all property and facilities management at the Park and providing these services to Moredun and to the 20 commercial tenants involved in a variety of R&D activity. He is a member of the Midlothian Science Zone Steering Group and a Director of Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce. He is also currently the Chairman of the Scottish Science Parks Group.