SRUC Vice Principal joins South of Scotland Enterprise Board

Dr Mary Thomson, Vice Principal of Skills and Lifelong Learning at SRUC will begin her new role from 9 March 2024

Dr Mary Thomson, Vice Principal, Skills and Lifelong Learning at SRUC, has been appointed as a new Board member of South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

Mary, who leads on skills provision from school to postgraduate level, will bring a wealth of experience from across the veterinary and education sectors to the role, while further fostering successful working relationships between SRUC and SOSE.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the UK veterinary and education sectors, including senior roles in industry, policy and education.

She has worked on widening access and participation in education, Fair Work First and equality, diversity and inclusion. She also led the successful 2023 Queen's Anniversary Prize nomination for SRUC's Veterinary Services.

Mary, who will take up the role on 9 March for up to four years, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be offered this brilliant non-executive opportunity at an exciting time for the South of Scotland. I look forward to supporting the team at SOSE to help the people and enterprises thrive, grow and fulfil their potential.”

She is being appointed alongside Rory Christie, Director of the Dourie Farming Company Limited.

Professor Russel Griggs, Chair of SOSE, said: “I am delighted to welcome our two new Board members to South of Scotland Enterprise.

“Both Rory and Mary bring different skills and experience to the Board, and both have extensive knowledge of the South and therefore know the various exciting opportunities we have in front of us. 

“Our new Board members assist our work with people, businesses and communities across the South to establish the region as the centre of opportunity, innovation and growth.

“We want the South to be bold, ambitious and different – and I think Rory and Mary will help us advance our journey to achieve this.”

Posted by SRUC on 04/01/2024

Tags: Appointments, Partnership
Categories: SRUC and Campuses