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Linda Hanna

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Linda Hanna

Linda Hanna is an experienced leader and non-executive working across academia, public and private sectors focusing on innovation and major economic opportunities.

As a member of the Executive Team at Scottish Enterprise for 10 years, Linda worked nationally and internationally, helping accelerate strategic investment in different parts of Scotland and industries such as high-value manufacturing, life sciences, food and drink, data-driven innovation and the low-carbon economy. Working with partners, Linda supported entrepreneurs, industries and communities in Scotland to grow, innovate and create jobs.

With her keen interest in science, innovation and skills, Linda now pursues a portfolio of interests to continue to drive ideas and action that ultimately benefits people and builds sustainable solutions.

Linda’s appointment runs from 13 November 2023 to 28 June 2024.

Register of Interests

1. Remunerated directorships.

Board Chair – Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Delivery of tertiary and higher education, research and enterprise activities and commercial services.

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

Strategic Adviser, University of Glasgow. HIE institution.

Partnerships Director, Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC). Mentorship services and cluster development for scaling start-ups focused on Smart Devices.

Non-Executive and Strategic Advisor on Primary Engineer (an organisation which works with schools and universities to promote STEM).

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

SRUC and University of Glasgow are funded by SFC.

STAC provides entrepreneurial training to University of Glasgow as part of an EU funded programme.

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.

Strategic Advisory Board member, Primary Engineer. Provision of STEM education in schools including engagement with industry and FE/HIE.

Lay Member of the Estates Committee, University of Glasgow.

Advisory Board Member, Centre for Public Policy University of Glasgow.

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

Spouse, Employee of Scottish Enterprise.

SFC Strategic Plan 2022-27

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

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