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The Finance directorate is responsible for leading SFC’s work on the allocation and distribution of funding to colleges and universities.

It provides colleges with FE student support funding in the form of bursaries and allowances. In both the college and university sectors the directorate has responsibility for capital infrastructure funding and net zero. The directorate also assesses the financial health of colleges and universities.

The directorate also provides financial services related to SFC’s running costs budgets.

Richard Maconachie, Director of Finance, 0131 313 6527.

Gordon Craig, Deputy Director, Tertiary Education Funding., 0131 313 6549.

Ursula Lodge, Deputy Director, Institutional Sustainability & Capital, 0131 313 6542.

Tiffany Ritchie, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, 0131 313 6510.

Director's Office

Cheryl Loughbrough, PA to Director of Finance, 0131 313 6528.

Finance

Paula Haynes, Assistant Director of Financial Management, 0131 313 6515.

Susan McKenzie, Assistant Director, Strategic Finance, 0131 313 6637.

Liz Welch, Interim Deputy Director, Finance , 0131 313 6619.

Catherine Atkinson, Senior Budgeting and Reporting Officer, 0131 313 6540.

Graeme Scotland, Senior Budgeting and Reporting Officer, 0131 313 6567.

Jude Thomson, Senior Payment and Procurement Officer, 0131 313 6550.

Suranjith Fernando, Budgeting and Reporting Officer, 0131 313 6635.

Elizabeth Horsburgh, Funding Policy Officer, 0131 313 6681.

Alyssa Newman, Funding Policy Officer, 0131 313 6588.

Des Parr, Budgeting and Reporting Officer, 0131 313 6548.

Caroline Sutherland, Budgeting and Reporting Officer, 0131 313 6500.

Shelley Doran, Assistant Finance Officer, 0131 313 6632.

Yasser Hassan, Assistant Finance Officer, 0131 313 6556.

Institutional Sustainability and Capital

Fiona O’Neill, Assistant Director, Institutional Financial Health and Governance, 0131 313 6525.

Andrew Millar, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6538.

Alison Meldrum, Senior Policy Officer, Capital and Climate Change, 0131 313 6625.

Steve Keightley, Senior Financial Analyst, 0131 313 6587.

Wilma MacDonald, Senior Financial Analyst, 0131 313 6565.

Ann Robertson, Senior Financial Analyst, 0131 313 6689.

Claire Taylor, Senior Financial Analyst, 0131 313 6604.

Peter Ward, Senior Financial Analyst, 0131 313 6512.

Nick Dixon, Capital Projects and Programme Support Officer, 0131 313 6677.

Ashley Coutts, Group Co-Ordinator (Capital), 0131 313 6537.

Institutional Sustainability and Governance contacts

Institutional Sustainability and Governance contacts for institutions [PDF]

Funding & Analysis

Gavin Bruce, Assistant Director Funding, 0131 313 6585.

Scarlett Campbell, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6516.

Duncan Condie, Senior Funding Policy Officer, 0131 313 6671.

Rebecca Fairgrieve-Stewart, Senior Policy Analysis Officer (European Social Fund) 0131 313 6687, rfairgrievestewart@sfc.ac.uk.

Paula Haynes, Assistant Director of Financial Management, 0131 313 6515.

Ken Johnston, Funding Policy Officer, 0131 313 6562.

Hazel McCartney, Funding Policy Officer, 0131 313 6601.

Chelsea McIntyre, Policy Analysis Officer (European Social Fund), 0131 313 6586.

Hannah Ross, Policy Analysis Officer (European Social Fund), 0131 313 6569.

Rory Stride, Funding Policy Officer (Student Support), 0131 313 6523.

Sarah Jane Hunter, Assistant Policy Analysis Officer (European Social Fund), 0131 313 6631, sjhunter@sfc.ac.uk.

Sybille Rush, Group Co-ordinator, 0131 313 6557.

Contacting staff

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Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is first initial+surname@sfc.ac.uk.

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