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How we operate: Senior salaries

All parts of the Scottish Government including organisations such as the Scottish Funding Council are required to publish details of their senior leadership team's salaries.

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Further details about the management of the Scottish Funding Council's finances can be viewed in our Annual Report and Accounts.

SFC Chief Executive
Name Job title Salary band

Karen Watt

Chief Executive


SFC Director Grade posts
Name Job title Salary band

Martin Fairbairn

Chief Operating Officer


Michael Cross

Interim Director of Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements


Stuart Fancey

Director of Research and Innovation


John Kemp

Interim Director of Policy and Strategic Development


Lorna MacDonald

Director of Finance



  1. All Director Grade salaries are 2017-18 salaries, pay review pending from April 2018.
  2. This page was last updated on 17 January 2019.