Temporary chief at agency

SE installs Hanna as interim chief executive

Linda Hanna: continuity

Scottish Enterprise has named Linda Hanna, a member of its senior leadership team, as its interim chief executive.

She will step in following the departure of Steve Dunlop who will leave at the end of October.

Chairman Lord Smith said: “Linda will provide stability and continuity for the organisation in the short term, until a permanent CEO is appointed through the full Public Appointments process being led by the Scottish Government.

“I am confident that this is the best interim arrangement for Scottish Enterprise and its customers, providing strong and effective leadership for the period ahead. I look forward to supporting Linda as she settles into her new role.”

Ms Hanna added: “I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead an organisation with committed colleagues that I know so well. I’ll give my absolute best in the time I am interim CEO, particularly at such a critical time for Scotland’s businesses and communities as we start to build Scotland’s green economic recovery.”

It was announced last week that Mr Dunlop would be stepping down after just two and a half years running the country’s principal economic development agency.

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