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SRUC appoints new Director of Finance

Published Tuesday, 19th December 2017 in About SRUC news

Hugh Anderson
Pictured: new Director of Finance Hugh Anderson

Scotland’s Rural College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director of Finance.

Currently Finance Director at the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) based at the University of Strathclyde, Hugh Anderson will join SRUC in March 2018.

Following the appointments of Director of Professional Services Gavin Macgregor, Academic Director Jamie Newbold and Director of Commercialisation Colin MacEwan, Hugh is the fourth new member to be appointed to the College’s six-strong Executive Leadership Team in 2017 as SRUC works towards its new strategic vision.

A highly experienced finance professional, Hugh has held senior roles in large corporates, SMEs and in academia, working in Scotland and also in public practice with Arthur Andersen in the UK and Australia.

He was responsible for leading the process that secured follow-on funding of over £5 million for DHI in early 2017 and was part of the team that transformed the Institute’s strategic agenda, establishing a new innovation model for digital health and care in Scotland.

An ICAS-qualified chartered accountant, he has also held senior positions at Scottish & Newcastle Plc and at Noble & Co.

Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive at SRUC, said: “These are exciting times for Scotland’s Rural College and we are delighted to welcome Hugh to our already outstanding team. His expertise and experience will play a vital role in fulfilling our new strategy to increase SRUC’s impact in driving Scotland’s rural economy.”

Hugh said: “I am really looking forward to joining the team at SRUC and helping the College to fulfil its strategic ambitions over the coming years. It is a hugely exciting challenge and I can’t wait to get started.”

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