Public appointment: Chair appointed to Dumfries and Galloway College

Public appointment news release.

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The Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP, today announced the appointment of Caroline Stuart as the Chair of Dumfries and Galloway College.


Caroline Stuart is a Technology and Business Studies graduate. She initially worked in the City of London where she trained as an investment analyst. She returned to Scotland and managed three companies before moving into business consultancy and then joining Oracle as an industry advisor for 16 years. She is now an independent consultant. She sits on various Boards and Committees. She chaired The Tech Partnership which was the sector skills council for Digital, and was a Board Member of Skills Development Scotland and a Governor of Glasgow Caledonian University amongst others. She was a commissioner on both the Widening Access and Makes Maths Count commissions.


This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 February 2022 until 
31 January 2026.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £211 per day for a time commitment of two days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Caroline Stuart is a member of Scottish Police Authority for which she receives £309 per day for a time commitment of six days per month. She is also a member of the Scottish Funding Council, for which she receives £12,000 per annum for a time commitment of three days per month.

Political activity 

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Caroline Stuart has had no political activity within the last five years.

Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries and Galloway College is a further education institution and a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change. With campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, they are one of the main employers and providers of learning and training across the South of Scotland, with programmes ranging from senior-phase school partnerships to higher education. They strive to equip all members of our college community with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they need to get ahead, whether that’s moving further into education or going onto employment.

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