Photograph of educationalist Professor Wendy Alexander

Wendy Alexander joined the Board in October 2022.

Wendy Alexander is the Scottish Government’s Trade & Investment Envoy for Higher Education and Vice-Principal, International at the University of Dundee. She is a member of the Department for Education’s Education Sector Advisory Group and chairs the Global Advisory Board for Times Higher Education Student. 

Wendy spent over a decade in government and public service. She served in the first three Scottish Cabinets, including as Minister responsible for Further and Higher Education, holding the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Transport and Communities portfolios and served as Scottish Labour Leader in the Scottish Parliament.

Prior to that she worked in international strategy consultancy. She is a member of the Investment Advisory Board of Scottish Equity Partners LLP, a fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Patron of Social Investment Scotland.