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Non-Executive Director Recruitment


SRUC is a specialist institution focused on the Natural Economy, with pan-Scotland locations and a global reach. Formed in 2012, but built on a history of over 100 years, we are a young institution with a long heritage. We are quite unlike any other institution, with a tertiary education model (from FE to PhD), a world-class research base, knowledge exchange and consultancy services. Therefore, we are uniquely placed to respond to the global challenges facing us collectively, and we have the strength, courage and audacity to do it.

Our vision is to become Scotland’s Enterprise University at the heart of our sustainable natural economy. Our central purpose is to promote greater sustainability of our natural resources, and of the sectors that build the skills to deliver this for the benefit of Scotland as a whole.

At SRUC, we believe in the power of collaboration between government, business, academia, and communities – a synergy that catalyses growth and resilience. Our aim is to ensure that every SRUC campus is a microcosm of this collaboration; places where ideas are incubated, and enterprises are born that take root in rural communities and generate prosperity.

Entrepreneurial campuses and place-based initiatives at SRUC are more than educational offerings; they are the engines of change for Scotland’s rural economy. By placing an unwavering emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and fostering an environment where innovation thrives, SRUC is leading the charge to create a sustainable, dynamic, and inclusive economic future for Scotland.

To place SRUC in the strongest possible position as we advance and develop our plans, to address a number of retirements from the Board, and to accelerate the pace of transformational change, the Board is seeking to recruit up to five new Non-Executive Directors.

These roles present an opportunity to become involved and contribute to the future success of an organisation of strategic national importance at a period of exceptional change within the Tertiary Education Sector and the natural economy in Scotland and beyond.

Linda Hanna, Chair and Professor Wayne Powel, Principal and Chief Executive


Interview with SRUC Chair, Linda Hanna

Listen to the podcast: Linda talks about SRUC and the recruitment campaign for new Non-Executive Directors.