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Entrepreneurial Scotland bolsters team with double director hire

New hires: Sean McGrath and Sara Cook

Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES), the business education and membership organisation, has appointed two directors to strengthen its senior management team.

Sara Cook has been promoted to the position of director of talent programmes and Sean McGrath has become finance director.

In 2018, Ms Cook was the first employee to embark on the Saltire Fellowship, a globally renowned business education and leadership development programme run by ES alongside Babson College in the US. This immersive experience allowed Ms Cook to grow her management skills and bring her learnings and experiences back to her role and the wider ES community.

Ms Cook started her career as programme assistant for the Saltire Scholar Programme in 2013 and quickly progressed through the organisation to programme executive then head of programmes, and six years on, has a director’s role with overall responsibility of the Saltire Scholar Programmes, talent matching and alumni engagement.

Mr McGrath is a senior finance professional who has a wealth of experience in both a practice and commercial setting. Before joining ES, he held financial management roles within organisations such as Deloitte and London & Scottish Investments.

Prior to retraining as an accountant in 2011, Mr McGrath spend several years working in commercial roles with brands such as Red Bull, NorthgateArinso and where he was responsible for driving sales and marketing activities.

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