College Leadership and Governance Summit: Colleges as Key Drivers of Inclusive Economic Renewal

Thursday, 28th April 2022 

09:30 - 13:30

About the event

The Summit will bring together sector leaders, board members and industry partners to discuss the role of colleges as anchor institutions within their regional economies and the role they will continue to play in driving forward economic renewal and growth. Titled “Colleges as Key Drivers of Inclusive Regional Economic Renewal” the sessions will build on the work to provide our colleges with an opportunity to analyse the role they play in their regional economies through a facilitated series of self-reflective conversations and insights. 

This year, we are also delighted to have two keynote speakers:

Carolyn McLeod, Audit Director, Audit Scotland 

Carolyn will focus on the performance of Scotland’s colleges in the last year and the learning the sector may take from this into their planning.

Prof. Graeme Leach, visiting Chair in Economic Policy, University of Lincoln and former Chief Economist at the IoD

Graeme’s talk will step into the future of the economy and will show why we shouldn’t have expected a surge in technology led growth before now, but should from now on, from mid-2020s onwards.  He will also explain why Covid-19 is likely to accelerate the process. He is writing a forthcoming book, The Great Inflection, on which his keynote is based.

College leaders, board members and staff interested in the role colleges play in driving forward economic renewal and growth. Industry partners of colleges are also particularly welcome.

Confirmed Speakers

We have gathered together some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry to discuss the role in scaling companies in today's environment. Among our esteemed speakers and panelists are:


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