Liz is the Director of Lantra in Scotland, an organisation committed to the development and support of skills in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sectors. Lantra is also heavily involved in the promotion of these sectors as positive and rewarding career options; stimulating investment in learning and skills development and encouraging learning and training provision.
Prior to taking on this role Liz was Head of Natural and Applied Science for Inverness College UHI, a role which included management of the Scottish School of Forestry, as well as the science and aquaculture provision. During her 15 years at Inverness College UHI, Liz undertook a variety of positions; lecturing in and managing a wide range of curriculum areas, including science and maths, sport, computing, geography and forestry.
With an academic background in plant science, Liz holds a degree in Botany and PhD in Agronomy. In 2011 she gained an MBE for her work engaging young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), setting up and running the Inverness Science Festival and STEMinars.
She is particularly looking forward to using her experience and skills to support the excellent ongoing work with industry, Lantra’s Industry Champions and initiatives such as the Rural Youth Project and the Forestry Ambassador scheme.