The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership Board is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Directors to its Board of Management.
Providing an employer perspective on the SCQFP Board, Liz Cameron OBE serves as Chief Executive of Scotland’s largest business network. Passionate about growing business and international trade, Liz is a sought after ‘business voice’, advising Scottish and UK Governments, start-ups and companies on economic and business issues. Liz has been recognised as a Top 10 Women of Influence in Scotland and was a Finalist at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards. In addition, Liz also gives back to the community and is Chair of IFDAS, Vice Chair of Wevolution and is on the Brain Trust of Tedx Glasgow.
Speaking about her appointment Liz commented, “As we look ahead to make sure that Scotland’s workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future, the role that the SCQF plays is more important than ever. Making sure that Scotland’s learners have easily identifiable opportunities to learn and upskill is critical for the success of businesses in Scotland. I am delighted to join the Board and I look forward to working with the wider team in promoting and developing the aims of the SCQF.”
The SCQFP Board also welcomes Jim Metcalfe, the new Chief Executive of the College Development Network (CDN). CDN supports the development of college staff, resources and approaches to learning in Scotland. Jim was previously Head of Development and Practice at the Carnegie UK Trust. He has also worked extensively with further education institutions across the UK and Ireland, particularly through the Enterprising Minds and TestTown initiatives. Prior to that, Jim worked as a director with the charity Age Concern England, and as a researcher for two members of parliament and serving Government ministers.
Jim said of his membership of the Board: “I am delighted to be joining the SCQFP Board. CDN already has a strong partnership with the SCQF, with many of our staff acting as SCQF Ambassadors or on committees and groups, and I hope my appointment will reinforce and extend that relationship.”