Ross Martin is the newly appointed Chair of Forth Valley College’s Board of Management.
Prior to taking on this role, Ross was CEO of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and before that Policy Director with the Centre for Scottish Public Policy. He has a long track record of developing and delivering excellence and innovation in a range of sectors both public and private and his experience comes from working with businesses, Government, schools, local authorities and other colleges and universities, such as West Lothian College and Heriot Watt University.
Ross is also currently the Chair of Scottish Waterways Trust and he is making a positive difference by being an ‘Economic Agitator’.
Ross said: “I am delighted to be appointed to Chair of the Board of my local college, particularly considering its well-earned, sector leading reputation for continuing to work closely with employers through its very highly regarded strategy ‘Making Learning Work’.
"I am very much looking forward to working with the other members of the Board, with Ken and his great staff team to build on the excellent work already done, helping to deliver even greater success for Forth Valley's students in support of the regional economy.
“Forth Valley College is my local college and I have always been aware that it is a sector leader. I was always keen to get involved, but when the role of chair opened up, the opportunity to help lead the development of the college for the foreseeable future was too much of a temptation not to take.
“There are two aspects of what I hope to achieve in my role as Chair: firstly I aim to further the work of connecting the college to local communities in the Forth Valley area and embed it as the first choice route for people looking to progress through education and then employment; and secondly to help in the effort of positioning the college as an equal partner with universities and schools to make the learning journey work.
“I am also looking forward to the challenge of enhancing even further our industry partnerships and helping to redesign the education economy interface.”