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Claire studied photography in Edinburgh and then spent over 15 years as an HR practitioner in Scotland working for a variety of different businesses such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, AO.com and Specsavers before she founded Realise HR, an HR consultancy in 2015. Claire founded Realise HR to make a difference to people’s working lives and works with small to medium businesses and large organisations, both locally and across the UK. Realise HR has created 9 jobs for people in that time and has further ambitions to grow. Claire started her career with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh then progressed to HR management of small teams within global businesses before moving into HR Director roles where she focused on strategic people planning and building competent teams to support company growth. To relax at the weekend Claire loves to read, travel and enjoys good food with her husband David and daughter Molly Rose.
Claire joined DGC Board of Management in April 2022 and sits on Remuneration Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Chair of HR Sub Committee, Board Development Committee and Grievance Committee.View Claire McLean's Register of Interest Edit
Ann is a highly experienced further and higher education professional, working at Director Level in the UK College sector. Her most recent post involved responsibility for improving quality assurance standards in respect of professional development for over 800 staff at a large college. This involved developing a successful and bespoke two year coaching programme for senior managers and governors.
Alongside this, Ann was responsible for the strategic development of learning technologies/digital strategies across the College.
Ann left fulltime employment seven years ago, and is currently employed as an Independent Further and Higher Education Consultant, working primarily for the UK Quality Assurance Agency as a higher education Reviewer, and also as an Elite Independent Reviewer. She enjoys working with a wide variety of colleges and universities to improve academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities for students. She also works on academic appeals with the Quality Assurance Agency, and is experienced in judicial review processes.
Ann originally qualified in Librarianship and Information Sciences and practised as an academic librarian for several years, teaching Research Skills. She is experienced in commissioning new library builds, and particularly enjoyed a placement in Kentucky, USA, developing a new college library. She was awarded a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies (1985) and is vocationally qualified as an Assessor (Customer Care.) and as a Mental Health First Aider.
Ann relocated to Dumfries and Galloway two years ago, after spending many happy years holidaying in the area (from 1971). She also works for the Law Society of Scotland and was selected to sit on the Legal Aid Quality Assurance Committee, which monitors the work carried out by solicitors offering Civil Legal Assistance.
Implicit through all the work and life experience that Ann has, is her commitment to fairness and social justice, and the provision of life long educational opportunities for all sectors of our multi-cultural society.
Ann is a member of the following Committees: Audit, Learning and Teaching, Remuneration, Grievance and Appeals and HR Sub-Committees.View Ann Hill's Register of Interest Edit
Kate is a graduate from Strathclyde University with an Economics Degree. She joined DGC in February 2019 as Performance Manager and in 2022 became the Student Journey Manager. Kate is very passionate about improving the student journey and the experiences that our students have. Prior to working at DGC Kate was in the private sector working in various outsource call centres. Kate coaches at a local girl’s football team.
Kate is a member of Learning and Teaching Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee and the HR Sub-Committee.View Kate Glendye's Register of Interest Edit
Sue is Director of Housing Services for Loreburn Housing Association and was previously Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Service. Sue worked for many years with third sector organisations supporting people affected by homelessness and spent four years working for the Scottish Government as their Health and Homelessness Coordinator.
As well as being on the College Board Sue is also a non-executive Director of Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce and a Trustee of Centre Stage Youth Theatre. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and returned to her native south west Scotland in 2008 having spent 20 years living and working in the north east of Scotland. Sue’s other great passion in life is being a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club.
Sue was appointed to the Board of Management in March 2021. She is currently Chair of the Remuneration Committee, is a member of the Audit, Board Development and HR Sub Committees and is also Vice Chair to the Board of Management.View Sue Irving's Register of Interest Edit
Susan joined Dumfries and Galloway College as a Lecturer, Digital Health and Social Services in January 2016. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology with the Open University. To enhance her role as a Lecturer in the College, Susan is also employed as an External Verifier, Marker, and Member of the Quality Development Team with SQA.
Prior to joining the college, Susan worked as a Co-Ordinator within the Third Sector, providing support to various organisations, employees and volunteers. She also has previous experience within the role of Director of a local voluntary organisation, and she has been involved as a member of the Exclusion and Appeals Panel, Education Department of Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Susan is a member of Learning and Teaching Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee, HR Sub Committee and Board Development Committee.View Susan McLellan's Register of Interest Edit