Fife College has welcomed the appointment of David Watt as new Chair of Fife College’s Board of Governors.

David is currently Executive Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland. His IoD experience brings knowledge of business and commerce as well as governance, while his prior working life was in education.  Lifelong learning is a passion for David, a resident of Fife who also has extensive experience in both the public and voluntary sectors. 

David takes up the appointment immediately and will join the Fife College Board for the next four years to drive forward their aim of transforming lives and offering a dynamic and relevant portfolio of courses.

Speaking about his new role David said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Chair for Fife College. This is an exciting time to join the Fife College team as it works hard to provide inspirational learning and teaching to benefit the community of Fife and the wider Scottish economy.

“I look forward to the coming months, to getting to know more about the work of Fife College, and to meet its staff, students and many stakeholders.”

Hugh Hall, Principal of Fife College, warmly welcomed David’s appointment as Chair, saying: “This is excellent news for Fife College. David’s significant experience, networks and extensive knowledge of the Scottish scene will be a great asset to the College.

“On behalf of all staff and students, I am delighted to welcome David to the College.  We are very much looking forward to working with him in the coming years.”The announcement of the appointment was made on Monday (18 March 2019) by the Minister of Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead. Welcoming the appointment Mr Lochhead said:

“As Chair of Fife College, David will bring a breadth of experience that will be invaluable in his new role.  Colleges are key to our ambitions to widen access to further and higher education and give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to fulfil their potential. As an ambassador for the College, David will work with the Board, staff and students to create an inclusive and responsive college that gives students the education they need and generates a skilled, productive workforce.”