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Wayne Powell - Principal and Chief Executive

SRUC is a unique organisation founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. As a Higher and Further Education Institution, we have specialist expertise in Education and Research and offer unrivalled links with industry through our Agricultural Business Consultants.

SRUC’s principal purpose is to advance education, science, research and environmental protection and improvement in the rural and land-based industries, both domestically and internationally. The commercial consultancy, skills training and research activities are undertaken through SAC Commercial Limited.

We are pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint a new Finance Director.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding finance professional to join us at our Head Office in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with company finances, but will also be commercially aware and will be responsible for all financial aspects of Company strategy. Making a significant contribution to maximising the long term sustainability and profitability of the business is a key aspect of this role.

As SRUC shapes up for a new era of significant change, our sustainable growth will be underpinned by the development and management of sound financial policies and strategies that both support and enable organisational transformation and which optimise longer term performance domestically and internationally.

This leadership role presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the future shape and success of an organisation of strategic national importance at a period of exceptional change within the rural economy in Scotland and beyond.

Wayne Powell
Chief Executive and Principal – SRUC