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Policy, Insight and Analytics directorate

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The Policy, Insight and Analytics directorate enhances SFC’s analytical capabilities, briefings, and operational policy development capacity across areas of interest for the whole organisation.

The directorate undertakes the collection and analysis of data from colleges and universities and the publication of SFC’s annual programme of statistical publications.

The directorate is responsible for Information Management and Governance; and for SFC Strategy. It also provides IT and Cyber Security services to the whole organisation as well as Facilities Support.

Through its External Affairs function, Policy, Insight and Analytics works with all SFC’s principal stakeholders. These include the Scottish Government; the Scottish Parliament and the representative bodies for colleges and universities (Colleges Scotland and Universities Scotland). It also has responsibility for SFC’s Board secretariat.

Martin Boyle, Director of Policy, Insight and Analytics, email: martinboyle@sfc.ac.uk, 0131 313 6500.

Steve McDonald, Chief Information Officer, 0131 313 6524.

Lynne Raeside, Deputy Director, External Affairs, 0131 313 6526.

Director's office

Lesley Remfry, PA to the Director, 0131 313 6529.

Jessica Grace, Business Manager, 0131 313 6541.

Policy

Ffion Heledd, Assistant Director (Evaluation & Impact), 0131 313 6519.

Aoife Keenan, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6558 (see also Regional Tertiary Pathfinders).

Sarah Bradley, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6693.

Kate Wane, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6610.

Bella Hughes, Policy Officer, 0131 313 6669.

Elspeth Nicholson, Policy Officer, 0131 313 6607.

Data and Analytics

Naomi Jeffery, Head of Analytics, 0131 313 6622.

Gordon Anderson, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6551.

Christopher Arrowsmith, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6579.

Caroline Cameron, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6656.

Louis Mitchell, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6691.

Iona Murphy, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6676.

Daniel Proudfoot, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6533.

Olaoluwa Abokede, Senior Data Engineer, 0131 313 6697.

Stephen Riddell, Senior Data Engineer, 0131 313 6685.

Kenny Wilson, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6509.

Rebecca Ryce, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6627.

Ryan Waterson, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6658.

Vee Daudu, Business Analyst, 0131 313 6664.

Jannette Allingham, Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6509.

Dr Simon Barnes, Data Analyst , 0131 313 6561.

Ewan McKay, Data Engineer, 0131 313 6679.

Michelle McNeill, Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6662.

Sam McShane, Data Analyst, 0131 313 6655.

Flora Scott, Data Analyst, 0131 313 6654.

Communications

Stephen Crowe, Assistant Director, Communications, 0131 313 6612.

Sinéad Griffin, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, 0131 313 6670.

Alastair Ballantyne, Communications Officer, 0131 313 6683.

Paddy Ribeiro, Design and Web Officer, 0131 313 6678.

Giulio Romano, Web Officer, 0131 313 6568.

Media Centre.

Information Systems

Laurence McDonald, Assistant Director, Information Systems, 0131 313 6535.

Douglas Kenmure, Senior Systems and Cyber Security Officer, 0131 313 6553.

Aleksander Stepien, ICT Support Officer, 0131 313 6508.

Contacting staff

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