Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation strengthens board with three key appointments

Left to Right: Caroline Mansley, Celia Tennant and Jason McGibbon

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THREE industry experts are set to join the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation (ESF) board this summer.

Non-Executive Director of Scottish Gold, Caroline Mansley, CEO of Inspiring Scotland, Celia Tenant, and Non-Executive Director of Scottish National Investment Bank are all set to join ESF as trustees to help drive the charity forward in its mission to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world. 

The key appointments will join a diverse board which already includes senior academic and business leaders including Colin Robertson CBE, Mark Bamforth (Thairm Bio) and Richard Williams OBE (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University). Collectively, they will provide new areas of expertise to not only grow ESF’s existing leadership development programmes, but to also create wider impact on Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The appointment comes at a significant time for the foundation, where support to drive key leadership skills, entrepreneurial thinking and action will be essential in creating new opportunities to deliver economic growth and prosperity for Scotland, in alignment with the Scottish Government’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

Speaking of the appointments, CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation Sean McGrath  said:

“The appointment of Caroline, Celia and Jason is an exciting milestone in our growth. Bringing their skills and international connections to bear along with the rest of our board can help us find, grow and connect even more transformational leaders in Scotland.”

Chairman of the ESF board, Colin Robertson CBE, said: 

“Having a range of expert voices in place will be essential in supporting ESF to grow the entrepreneurial talent that Scotland needs to prosper. I’m delighted to welcome Caroline, Celia and Jason to our board.”


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