Who are you? Mike Galloway
What did you study at Dundee? BSc (Hons) Town & Regional Planning
When did you graduate? 1979
What is your job title? Executive Director of City Development, Dundee City Council
What do you do at work? In charge of all development, planning, architecture, engineering, transport and property services in the city of Dundee.
What’s your role within the V&A project? Client for the construction of the building and last remaining member of the original group who met over a lunch in 2006 to discuss the possibility of a V&A Museum in Dundee.
What do you think of the V&A project so far? The project has been 12 years of my working life and to now be so close to it opening and becoming the centrepiece of Dundee Waterfront is rewarding and humbling in equal measures. I began the Waterfront Project 21 years ago when I returned to Dundee, having previously worked all across the UK on various urban regeneration projects. I thought I would be here in Dundee for perhaps 5 years, but the place and the challenge got under my skin and I’m so glad I stayed to see it through.