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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


Stuart Fancey

Director of Research and Innovation



Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes


Lorna MacDonald

Director of Finance



  1. These figures do not take account of the 2019-20 pay review which is outstanding.
  2. The positions / job titles are as at 1 April 2019.