Skills Advisory Board

Skills Advisory Board

The Skills Advisory Group reports to the Governance Board and is tasked with understanding the needs of local industry in terms of skills and education requirements.

The Group identifies and oversees the development of online courses, continuing professional development courses and other forms of teaching materials that can be used to educate local industry professionals and also be incorporated into courses that are delivered across the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) universities.


John Brodie – Chair
Founding Partner at Merkle Aquila

Joanna Campbell
CEO and Principal of Dumfries and Galloway College

Shona Cowan
Service Manager for Workforce and Digital Services, NHS NSS

Kate Farrell
Director of Curriculum Development & Professional Learning, University of Edinburgh

Neil MacLean
Partner, EY

Robert Murray
Head of Analytics, Scottish Water

Dr Susmit Sarkar
Director of Education, SICSA

Matthew Sharpe
Data Scientist, Spotify

Rich Wilson
Senior Client Executive, Gartner