Elected: 2018
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Ms Audrey Cumberford MBE, FRSE

Principal, Edinburgh College.

Audrey Cumberford is an outstanding college Principal. In May 2018, she was appointed the Principal of Edinburgh College after five years as head of West College Scotland, the largest Regional College in Scotland. After eight years on the Scottish Funding Board, in late 2017 she joined the Government’s new Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board, tasked with maximising the collective investment made through enterprise and skills development in Scotland. Specifically, her interests lie in leading and promoting the advancement and future contributions colleges should play within Scotland’s innovation landscape and championing the vital ‘relationship and connectivity’ between colleges and business.