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David Alexander

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David Alexander has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1996 and has held a number of senior roles in local government, colleges and with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

David is currently Principal and Chief Executive at Gateshead College, taking up post in June 2021. Prior to this, David was Vice Principal at West College Scotland from 2013. He brings extensive knowledge and experience of public sector finance and the education sector and is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning.

His re-appointment runs from 3 October 2021 to 2 October 2025.

Register of interests

1. Remunerated directorships.

None.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession or other activity.

Gateshead College.

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

None.

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

None.

5. Significant shareholdings in a public company or other body where the value is greater than 1% of the issued share capital of the company or other body, or greater than £25,000.

None.

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

None.

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

None.

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

CBI North East Regional Council – Council Member.

Board Member, Beamish Museum.

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

None.

SFC Strategic Plan 2022-27

Building a connected, agile, sustainable tertiary education and research system for Scotland.

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