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Non-executive member

The first woman to head a UK clearing bank, Dame Susan Rice was founding chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, Scotland’s independent economic and fiscal forecaster, a director of the Bank of England, a member of the First Minister’s Council of Economic Advisors in Scotland and president of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. Her executive career spanned finance, medical research, higher education.

She has extensive experience in corporate governance as chair or member of boards in a wide range of public and private sector organisations – including SSE, J Sainsbury’s, Scottish Water. She chairs the Forth Green Freeport and GEFI which delivers the Path to COP campaigns.

A long-term focus on net zero and sustainability, economic development and regeneration alongside finance and ethics in business runs throughout these roles. A Freeman of the City of London, she is a fellow of the RSE, the RSA and the CBIS.

Appointed June 2023

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