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Our staff

Dedicated to making Scotland the best place in the world to learn, to educate, to research and to innovate

We have a staff of around 115 people. Specialties include financial analysis, strategy and policy development, outcome agreement management and statistics. We also have professional service teams in communications, HR and ICT.

About Us

Our structure is based on four directorates. You can find out more about the work of each directorate and its staff contact details from the links below.

Contacting us by email: Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is: first, e.g.

SFC Directorates

Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements
Access | Skills | Outcome Agreements | Quality

Finance | Institutional Governance & Financial Sustainability | Funding & Analysis

Corporate Services
Communications | Facilities | Human Resources | Information Systems |
Records Management | Projects | Strategy | Capital & Climate Change

Research and Innovation
Research | Innovation | Strategic activities

Chief Executive's Office

  • Dr John Kemp (register of interests), Interim Chief Executive, 0131 313 6579.
  • Martin Fairbairn (register of interests), Chief Operating Officer /
    Secretary to the Board, 0131 313 6524.
  • Sarah Bennett, PA to the Chair and Chief Operating Officer, 0131 313 6620.
  • Fiona Gray, PA to Chief Executive, 0131 313 6505.
  • Lynne Raeside, Head of External Affairs, 0131 313 6526.