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Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE

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Professor Lesley Yellowlees completed both her BSc in Chemical Physics and her PhD in Inorganic Electrochemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

After completing research positions in Brisbane, Australia and Glasgow she returned to an academic position in Edinburgh in 1986 and gained a personal chair in Inorganic Electrochemistry in 2005. Lesley was Head of the School of Chemistry and then Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

Lesley was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2012-14, their first woman President in 175 years. Lesley was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to science and a CBE for services to Chemistry in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Her 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.

One off activities, e.g. Higher Education Authority, Ireland.

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

Member of Edinburgh Napier University Court.

Director of Newbattle Abbey College.

Ex member of staff of University of Edinburgh.

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 where the value is more than 1% of the total issued share value of the company.

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.

FRSE.

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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