Public appointment: Chair reappointed to Board of Management of West College Scotland

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The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans today announced the reappointment of Dr Waiyin Hatton as Chair of the Board of Management of West College Scotland.


Dr Waiyin Hatton is a strong believer of life-long learning and beneficiary of formal education and continued professional development throughout her career. Passionate about unleashing talents in people, teams and organisations through setting up Wai Beyond. Extensive leadership roles in NHS/healthcare sector, creating an environment to succeed and developing high-performing teams. Current portfolio includes Chair, West College Scotland; Chair, Colleges Scotland; Chair, Scottish Students Sports Equality Steering Group; and Member, Police Scotland National Independent Strategic Advisory Group.


This reappointment will be for 4 years and will run from 3 March 2024 to 2 March 2028.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration £265 for a time commitment of 2 days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Dr Waiyin Hatton does not hold any other public appointments.

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.  

Dr Waiyin Hatton has had no political activity within the last five years.


West College Scotland (WCS) was created on 1 August 2013 by the merger of Clydebank College, Reid Kerr College in Paisley and James Watt College in Greenock. The College is one of Scotland’s incorporated colleges.

WCS currently manages an estate across eight principal locations within the local authority areas of Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde. It currently operates from two campuses in Greenock – Finnart Street and Waterfront

The College has 21,500 students and 1,200 staff, making it one of the biggest educational institutions in the country.

The College plays a key role in supporting local communities, providing courses to more than 3,000 senior-phase school pupils in College, in school and online.

It also provides training for a range of business partners, from small and medium sized local companies to some of the biggest companies in the world.

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