Lorraine McMillan was appointed Chief Executive of East Renfrewshire Council in March 2008. She also leads on the implementation of the Local Government ICT Strategy focusing on getting more services on-line, reducing costs and enabling reform across the local government sector.
Lorraine graduated from Glasgow University in Physics in 1982. She began her career in Barr and Stroud, a Glasgow based technology company and became a Chartered Physicist, gained an MBA and joined the Scottish Development Agency in 1989 specialising in technology transfer. She joined Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire in 1991 and became Director of Enterprise in 1996 before taking on the role of Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Renfrewshire in 1999.
During her career she has retained a keen interest in innovation and business improvement and was one of the key drivers behind the Hillington Innovation Centre.
Lorraine has been appointed to SFC from 1 September 2014 to 2 October 2017.
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