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Rennie response on Lena Wilson stepping down

July 11, 2017 1:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the news that Lena Wilson is to stand down as chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"I wish Lena Wilson well as she moves on from Scottish Enterprise. Whilst I disagreed with the decision to allow her to take a directorship with Intertek whilst she was heading Scotland's economic development agency I respected her and the work she did on our behalf.

"The Scottish Government must now change its policy on outside interests on this scale. Any future Chief Executive should be focused on driving Scotland's economic development rather than being distracted by other significant financial and work interests. Earning over £200,000 should be sufficient income without the need for any directorships earning over £60,000. Ministers should change the policy now and make it clear to applicants that we will require their undivided attention."