Lena Wilson CBE

Lena Wilson CBE portrait photo head and shoulders on white background

Independent non-executive director

Date of appointment:
1 January 2018

Contribution to the Board:

Lena contributes significant knowledge and experience to the Board drawn from a broad executive and non-executive career. She has extensive transformation and development skills, with experience in enterprise, internationalisation, stakeholder management, ESG and general management.

As a former chair of the NatWest Group Colleague Advisory Panel, Lena provides valuable insights on customer and people issues in particular.

Relevant experience:

Lena has a portfolio of Chair roles in the listed, private equity and professional services sectors. She has been a FTSE 100 non-executive director for over 10 years and previously served on the boards of Scottish Power Renewables Limited and Intertek Group plc. Lena was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise (2009-2017) and prior to that, was Senior Investment Advisor to The World Bank in Washington DC.

Lena was a member of Scotland’s Financial Services Advisory Board and Chair of Scotland’s Energy Jobs Taskforce. In June 2015 she received a CBE for services to economic development in Scotland.

Current external appointments:

  • Chair of Picton Property Income Limited
  • Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde Business School
  • Member of the European Advisory Board of Workday Inc.

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