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Sheila Duncan

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Sheila Duncan has over 20 years business experience and during her career has held a number of senior HR positions in both Financial services and the Energy sector.

Sheila was formerly the UK HR Director at Scottish Power, part of the Iberdrola group, where she was a member of the Scottish Power Executive Team with responsibilities for Health and Safety and Business Services as well as Human Resources. During her career, she also completed international assignments in the USA as Chief H.R. Officer at Avangrid, the US subsidiary of Iberdrola.

Throughout her career, Sheila has been strongly committed to education and lifelong learning, championing diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all irrespective of background.

Sheila holds an M.A. (Hons) from the University of Glasgow and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

Sheila’s appointment is for four years and runs from 4 November 2019 to 3 November 2023.

Register of interests

1. Remunerated directorships.

None.

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

None.

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.

None.

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

None.

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