Linda McKay is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Strategic Board.
As Principal of Forth Valley College for over 10 years, Linda led an innovative and highly successful institution through merger, regionalisation and the delivery of an award winning £60 million estates development. To enhance the sector contribution to economic development through services to key industry sectors and local employers Linda served as a Board Member of the Enterprise Network at Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and subsequently on the Regional Advisory Board for Edinburgh. During this period Linda was a member of the Leadership Group of Chemical Sciences Scotland, a member of the Scottish Funding Council Skills Committee and led a national project on workforce development.
In 2000 Linda was appointed to the Board of the Scottish Qualifications Committee charged with restoring public confidence in the Scottish examination system and in this role she chaired the SQA Advisory Committee and the SQA Qualifications Committee. Linda has also worked closely with the Police Service as a member of the Police Advisory Board for Scotland, a Governor of the Scottish Police College and Chair of the Police Scotland Examination Board and in 2000 was awarded an MBE for her contribution to the Police Service.
Linda is currently Vice Chair of the Wood Commission and has just been re-elected as Convener of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority, a role which provides the perfect opportunity, and excuse, for walking a stretch of the West Highland Way or a wild swim in Loch Lomond.