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Institute of Directors Leadership Lecture

When Jan 14, 2013
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where West Highland College, Fort William
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Hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands

Guest speaker John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

  • Monday 14th January 2013
  • 4.30pm – 6.00pm
  • West Highland College UHI, Carmichael Way, Fort William, PH33 6FF

Entrance FREE

The next in a series of Institute of Directors lectures hosted by the University and its academic partners.

John Swinney MSPBorn in 1964, John Swinney MSP joined the Scottish National Party in 1979 and went on to graduate from Edinburgh University with an MA (Hons) in Politics. He has worked for the Scottish Coal Project, Development Options and Scottish Amicable.

Prior to his election as Westminster MP for North Tayside in 1997, he held a number of posts in the SNP at local and national level. In 1999, he became the MSP for Tayside North, remaining as the constituency's MP until standing down from Westminster at the 2001 General Election.

Having served as the SNP's Deputy Leader since 1998 and became Leader in 2000. After relinquishing his post in 2004, Mr Swinney became Convener of the Scottish Parliament's European and External Relations Committee.

He was re-elected as an MSP at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election and appointed Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth.

IoD logoJohn has three children and is married to Elizabeth Quigley. He lives near Blairgowrie in his constituency and his hobbies include cycling and hill walking.

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