Our Leadership Team

Find out about the WBL Scotland Board

Members of the board have a collective responsibility for the proper conduct of centre of work based learning's affairs. The members are drawn from a range of backgrounds in the public and private sectors and use the experience and knowledge gained in their careers to take decisions on behalf of the centre.

Agnes Valentine

Chair

Agnes Valentine has significant experience at IT Director level within Financial Services organisations and within the public sector via Management Consultancy.

 

Jonathan Clark

Board Member

Jonathan brings significant experience in developing and leading a range of strategic projects and programmes in the area of lifelong learning, innovation and new technologies.

James Dunphy

Board Member

James Dunphy is Director of Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access at Robert Gordon University (RGU). His responsibilities include the university’s relationship with North East Scotland College and its work to widen access. James has been responsible for the development of a strategic relationship between the university and Skills Development Scotland.

He is a member of the Scottish Funding Council’s Access and Inclusion Committee and has recently joined the Board of Trustees for Scotland’s new Centre for Work-based Learning.

Andrew Livingstone

Board Member

Andrew is a Chartered Management Accountant and has held a range of financial and management accounting positions in commerce and industry, including six years as Finance Director in the SME sector.

Dr Gillian Murray

Board Member

Dr Gillian Murray was appointed Deputy Principal, Enterprise and Business at Heriot-Watt University in October 2016. Her role combines enhancing and embedding enterprise culture both within the University and with key stakeholders across the Research, Knowledge Translation, Innovation and Partnership agendas. She is a pioneer in developing innovative models to accelerate the translation of research and knowledge into transformational business change. 

Neville Prentice

Board Member

Neville was appointed Senior Director, Service Development and Delivery of Skills Development Scotland in October 2014.

David Wilson

Board Member

David Wilson is the Executive Director of the International Public Policy Institute (IPPI) at the University of Strathclyde. In April 2017, David was appointed to the Scottish Fiscal Commission which is responsible for producing independent forecasts for Scotland.  This includes forecasts of tax revenues, expenditure on social security and on-shore Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Previous to these roles, David worked with the Scottish Government, where he was Director of Communications and Ministerial Support.  In this role he had overall responsibility for communications during the Independence Referendum held in September 2014.

John Crawford

Company Secretary

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