Local People Appointed to Senior Roles at West Lothian College

There have been some changes in management at West Lothian College following the recent departure of two senior managers.

Hazel Brady has been appointed as vice principal for learning and attainment. Previously director of the college’s Business, Creative and Enterprise faculty, she started her new role in June. 

Hazel joined the college in 2006 as a business lecturer, moved onto a management post, and was appointed faculty director in 2020.  Before joining the college, Hazel worked at Scottish Television and BBC Scotland.

Hazel has played an influential role in the leadership of high quality learning and teaching at the college over many years, contributing to improved student satisfaction and success.  She leads on the digital upskilling of staff, driving forward initiatives to improve digital capabilities that support improvements to learning, teaching and assessment.

Hazel said: “I love working at West Lothian College and I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead on learning and attainment as vice principal. I am proud to be working with such a dedicated and passionate team who work together to ensure that our students reach their full potential. The college has an excellent reputation, offering a positive experience for our students. As a former West Lothian College student myself, I am committed to making a positive impact because I know how education can transform lives.”

Steven Morrison was successful in being appointed director of the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment faculty. He started at the college as an automotive assessor in 2011, became a lecturer in 2014 and took up a manager’s position in 2021. In the past year he has led on the use of the college’s new Skills Centre for Sustainable Living and developing the green skills training area and curriculum.

Steven said: "I'm thrilled to step into the role of faculty director for Computing, Engineering and Built Environment. From my roots as an automotive assessor to leading green skills initiatives, this journey has prepared me to embed innovation and sustainability into our courses. I'm eager to build on our successes and shape the future of the faculty, providing opportunities for our students and communities to thrive."

Lynn Bain is now the director of the Business, Creative and Enterprise faculty. Lynn, having also been a former student of West Lothian College, joined the college in 2011 to implement an ‘Education into Enterprise’ project that supported the development and employability skills of students.

Following this, Lynn’s responsibilities have spanned working with employers, delivering vocational qualifications to people in work, and a number of management posts. Lynn also brings a wealth of knowledge and skills from her previous leadership roles from in the private sector.

Lynn said: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking up the post of faculty director and look forward to driving forward our strategic goals and vision.”

Principal of West Lothian College, Jackie Galbraith added: “These are excellent appointments for West Lothian College. Hazel, Steven and Lynn are highly respected by everyone they work with, both within and out with the college. They are fully committed to the people, communities and businesses we serve in West Lothian, and I am very excited about the great work they will do in the years ahead.”