Board of Management

North East Scotland College Board of Management was established under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.

The Board of Management comprises of representatives from industry, commerce and education, and benefits greatly from Members’ extensive expertise of business and public life together with practical experience in education and training. The private and public sectors are represented, as is the College’s Senior Management Team (by the Principal), teaching and support staff and the student body. The Board’s key functions are to:

  • Set the strategic direction of the College
  • Establish policies to guide the College’s progress in the agreed direction
  • Allocate resources to enable the College to move in the correct direction and fulfill its aims and objectives
  • Monitor performance and compliance
  • Ensure accountability.

The Board must exercise its functions with a view to improving the economic and social well-being of the College’s region and have regard to skills, social and economic regeneration needs, and social cohesion and social inclusion issues in the locality.

The Board of Management is a charity, also known as North East Scotland College and registered as Scottish Charity No 21174.


The following documents will provide you with a better understanding of the role and purpose of the Board of Management:

Board of Management Programme of Meetings PDF, 20.58 KB Board of Management Register of Interests PDF, 110.81 KB Board of Management Governance Manual PDF, 326.17 KB Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Management PDF, 157.31 KB


To contact North East Scotland College's Board of Management, please write to:

The Board of Management
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate, Aberdeen
AB25 1BN

Alternatively, you can contact:

Pauline May, Secretary to the Board of Management and Standards and Governance Officer
Telephone: 01224 612025

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Standing Committees

There are three Standing Committees operating within the North East Scotland College Board of Management:

  • Human Resource Committee
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Learning & Teaching and Student Services Committee

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Senior Management Team

North East Scotland College Board of Management is assisted by a Senior Management Team, which comprises:

  • Liz McIntyre, Principal and Chief Executive
  • Neil Cowie, Vice Principal Business Services
  • John Davidson, Vice Principal Learning and Quality
  • Elaine Hart, Vice Principal Human Resources
  • Roddy Scott, Vice Principal Finance

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