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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 and Board Development Committees.View Sue Irving'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.View Ann Hill's Register of Interest Edit
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 and Board Development Committee.View Claire McLean's Register of Interest Edit
Malcolm is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. He is currently Senior Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling where he has responsibility for the management, resourcing, and strategic direction of the university. He is also a Professor of Experimental Psychology. His research focusses on the mechanisms that control memory retrieval, and how these interplay with the social and physical world around us. He has held a number of senior management positions including Provost of St Leonard’s College, and Vice Principal for Enterprise and External Relations at the University of St Andrews where he spent most of his career.
He is the academic lead for the University of Stirling on the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Regional Deal, and is passionate about the role of universities and colleges as drivers for economic and social change. Malcolm is currently a member of the Scottish Land Commission’s Leadership Taskforce on Derelict and Unused Land, the Clackmannanshire Commission, and a board member and trustee of various companies, organisations and trusts, including Stirling Court Hotel Services.
Malcolm was appointed to the Board of Management in March 2021, and is currently Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee, and the Board Development Committee.View Malcolm MacLeod's Register of Interest Edit
Richard qualified as a chartered certified accountant back in 1997, progressing onto fellowship status (FCCA). After starting his career within the finance department at Essex University, Richard progressed through a number of service-related industries including timber importers, freight forwarding and shipping agency, the cruise industry, and holiday travel agency. In 2013, Richard moved himself and his family to SW Scotland to commence his current role as Finance Director and Company Secretary for a global renewable energy consultancy and service operations business. In addition to finance, this also involves directing the business support functions for the company.
Richard’s voluntary interests have previously been successfully developing and growing a running club, progressing to chairing the county athletics association for several years. After moving to Scotland, these running interests translated to directing local running events including the 10km run in Gatehouse of Fleet and the Half Marathon race in Kirkcudbright.
Richard was appointed to the Board of Management in March 2021. He is Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Board Development Committee.View Richard Nash's Register of Interest Edit
Will joined the Board of Management in March 2021 and is currently the Agent for Scotland for the Bank of England. He has a wide range of policy making and leadership experience in internal and external facing roles. He is well known and respected within the Scottish business community, public and third sector. He joined the Bank of England in Glasgow in 2015, he is also the mentor to the Scottish Chief Commissioner, Girl Guiding Scotland.
Since 2019 he has been a Member of the Industry Advisory Panel for University of Edinburgh Futures Institute and is also Director of The David Hume Institute, a public policy research organisation since 2020.
Will acts as Senior Independent Member for the Board of Management and is a member of Audit Committee, and Remuneration Committee.View Will Dowson's Register of Interest Edit