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Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam OBE

Irene McAra-McWilliam has international experience of creative leadership having worked as Director of Design Research for multinational Philips Electronics.
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Irene is currently Director of The Glasgow School of Art and was responsible for establishing GSA’s Highlands and Islands Campus in Moray and the GSA’s new Innovation School. Irene was awarded an OBE in recognition of her work in Higher Education, Innovation and Design.

Irene's appointment will be for four years and will run from 4 November 2019 to 3 November 2023.