Three Directors being sought for the Scottish Financial Enterprise Board

The Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) Board is looking to appoint three new Board Directors and welcomes applications from all SFE member firms.

This is an opportunity to join a proactive Board of Directors and make a real difference to the future of Scotland’s financial services industry.

The Board is looking to recruit three people with the skills, experience and capacity to help deliver and oversee the effective implementation of Scotland’s Financial Services Strategy 2021-25.

SFE is committed to leading on the diversity and inclusion agenda and during this search it will be looking to ensure the appointments reflect the SFE membership and the society we live in today.

About SFE

Scottish Financial Enterprise is the industry body for Scotland's financial and professional services industry. Our member companies range in size from global organisations headquartered in Scotland to small, locally-based companies drawn from all areas of financial services.

SFE’s vision is ‘to be the most respected and influential business group in Scotland and the UK’.

“By delivering against this vision, SFE will be the voice of the industry. SFE will facilitate collaboration across the sector to a level not previously experienced and it will establish deep relationships with other business groups in Scotland, the UK and globally that will support the development and growth of the sector.” – Sandy Begbie CBE, SFE Chief Executive

About the role

Elected from the membership, our Directors possess diverse, yet highly relevant experience to help drive forward Scotland’s Financial Services Strategy 2021-25. 

An ideal candidate would possess experience and knowledge in one or more of the following key areas of strategic focus:

  • Climate/environment
  • Economic recovery
  • Skills and inclusion
  • Understanding of customer needs and experience
  • Digital technology experience
  • Legal and professional services background
  • UK and international partnerships

SFE Board Directors are expected to attend six board meetings per year, contribute and support the Chief Executive and SFE team by effectively delivering Scotland’s Financial Services Strategy and attending relevant SFE events.

Being a Board Director requires a high level of dedication and commitment to responsibilities that extends beyond attending board meetings regularly.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Reasonable expenses are paid.

Successful candidates would be appointed for three years with an option of extending for a further three-year term.

How to apply

Email John McGuigan, Chair of SFE Nomination committee john_mcguigan@standardlife.comlbanks@sfe.org.uk  with a covering letter and attach CV.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4 June 2021.