As the CEO of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), Sara helps ensure members’ thinking shapes government and industry action for the better. She co-chairs the Green Heat Finance Task Force with the Scottish Government’s Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings and the New Deal for Business Wellbeing Group. Sara is a former Director for the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Scotland and member of the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland. Her non-exec roles include Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (now BE-ST).
Sara’s career in economic development includes the Glasgow Edinburgh Collaboration Initiative and EU projects designed to stimulate Scottish innovation. Her early career involved the setting up of the Eurodesk youth information service, subsequently replicated throughout the EU. Sara holds a BA (Hons) in modern languages from the University of Stirling.