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Register of interests: Dr Veena O’Halloran

The Register of Interests provides information of any financial interest or other material benefit that a Board or Committee member receives which might reasonably be thought by others to influence his or her actions.

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1.  Remunerated directorships


2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession or other activity

Special Adviser to the Principal of the University of Strathclyde.

Occasional consultancies, e.g. 2022-23 Review of Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance; autumn 2023 External Facilitator for the University of Glasgow Court Effectiveness Review.

3.  Clients connected with the further and/or higher education sector or other aspects of the Council’s business.

University of Strathclyde.

Committee of Scottish University Chairs.

University of Glasgow.

4.  Significant gifts or hospitality arising from Board or Committee membership.  (To be reported as soon as reasonably practical).


5.  Significant shareholdings in a public company where the value is more than 1% of the total issued share value of the company.


6.  Significant shareholdings in a private company which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.


7.  Public activity in support of a political party within the previous five years.


8.  Miscellaneous, for example, unremunerated posts, honorary positions and other connections which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.

Governance adviser to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

9.  Relevant and known interests of spouse, partner and close family.

Married to Professor R A Houston MBE, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.