Director of Public Services at the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) established by the University of Edinburgh. EFI tackles complex issues by bringing people and disciplines together, it is a unique space for learning, teaching, research and engagement, with a focus on convening ‘spaces’ for collaboration and to provide support for multi-stakeholder, inter-disciplinary systemic challenges.
Over 20 years experience, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Senior positions held for organisations in the Energy, Social Housing and Urban Regeneration fields - leading on complex projects and issues, involving multi-stakeholder and cross sector collaboration. Relational and systems mindset in terms of building strong relationships, developing partnerships - in pursuit of better societal outcomes.
Lecturing (Organisational Behaviour, Reflective Practice, Leadership and Strategy) and facilitation expertise. PhD focused on collective leadership, collaboration and wicked issues drawing from practice experience of collaboration in complexity and the Scottish public service landscape.
Board member for Rowan Alba, a progressive Edinburgh based homelessness charity