West Lothian College Appoints New Board Members

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Two recent non-executive members have been appointed to the Board of Governors of West Lothian College. The new members are experienced figures in the private and public sectors with extensive experience in digital, data analytics and learning estates infrastructure.

Every college in Scotland is governed by a board that is responsible for the planning and delivery of learning. Membership of boards should be drawn from varied backgrounds with a wide spectrum of characteristics, knowledge and experience. Non-executive appointments to boards are approved by Scottish Ministers.

Abel Aboh joined the Board of Governors at West Lothian College in January 2022. Abel is a Data Management Lead for the Bank of England and is a respected data management leader with extensive experience in the private and public sectors.

He has worked for BAE Systems, HSBC, EasyJet and Standard Life. Abel was part of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that delivered these major events in 2012.

Abel is the Chair of the West Lothian Community Race Forum which was created to promote race understanding, diversity, equality and inclusion in West Lothian. 

Seonaid Crosby joined the college board in September 2021. She grew up in Aberdeen, before moving to Edinburgh to start her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. 

Seonaid works at the Scottish Futures Trust where she is an Associate Director, leading on the financial and risk aspects of the Scottish Government's Learning Estate Investment Programme.

Passionate about education, Seonaid is a Trustee of Link Education International, Scotland’s leading international education charity that works to improve the futures of people living in some of the most marginalised communities in the world. 

The Chair of West Lothian College’s Board of Governors, Alex Linkston said:

“I am delighted to welcome Abel and Seonaid to their new roles. They join a very strong Board of Governors and I have no doubt they will make a great contribution to our college. Their passion, skills and experience will help the college to make progress on achieving our vision of developing a highly skilled, enterprising and resilient workforce.”

College Principal, Jackie Galbraith also welcomed the appointments, saying:

“This is great news! I look forward to working with Abel and Seonaid in helping us inspire and enable success for all as we continue to make sure our college benefits people, communities and businesses across West Lothian.”