Global trade, economics, education, politics, women in leadership.
Director of International Business Development
Glasgow Caledonian University
My role is to help identify and deliver a global strategic partnership programmee for the University in the UK and Internationally and to maximise commercial revenue opportunities.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain
Working with people who inspire me to promote the advancement of women throughout all stages of their careers.
June 2010 — April 2013
Currently responsible for strategic direction of SCDI's international activity.
Member of a five person Senior Management Team reporting directly to CEO.
Strategic delivery and management of international visit programme to markets including China, India, USA, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Singapore and Malaysia
Strategic delivery and management of Annual International Conference
Strategic delivery and management of Annual Global Leadership Awards: 2010 keynote speaker - Mayor Rudy Giuliani; 2011 keynote speaker - Kofi Annan; 2012 keynote speaker - Madeleine Albright
February 2008 — June 2010
Management of SCDI's international trade programme and major events programme including Annual Conference and International Awards with total project income valued at circa £500k ($300k)
International Trade Manager
August 2004 — February 2008
Lead organiser for SCDI's international trade visit programme. Organisation and delivery of seven projects in each financial year to key growth markets including Japan, USA, China, India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Poland, Estonia and the Czech Republic.
Management of all aspects of international programme with budget of £90k ($60k) per annum.
August 2000 — August 2004
Responsibilities included analysis, project writing and reporting for SCDI's Annual Survey of Scotland's exports.
Event management, organisation and delivery
July 1998 — August 2000
Graduate development programme with experience gained across several business units including business development, commercial understanding, marketing and communications
The University of Glasgow
MA Honours: Politics, Politics