Our People


Sandy Kennedy

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Sandy is at the forefront of a movement to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

Claire Johnston

Membership Director (currently on maternity leave)

Membership Director

Claudia Cavalluzzo

General Manager / Head of Saltire Fellow Programme

As General Manager at Entrepreneurial Scotland, Claudia is responsible for implementation of processes that underpin the team performance as well as the culture. Heading the Saltire Fellowship she leads on programme operations, candidates recruitment and sustainability strategy.

Craig Findlay

Financial Director

Financial Director

Emma Watson Mack

Development Director

Emma Watson Mack is the Development Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland. 

James Stuart

Managing Director

As Managing Director for  Entrepreneurial Scotland, James is responsible for turning the strategy into reality by working closely with the Board, the CEO and the team who ultimately bring it all to life. He joined Entrepreneurial Scotland in July 2016 and has worked with the team on a brand new membership proposition.

Jane Richardson - Communications Director

Jane Richardson

Communications Director

Jane Richardson joined Entrepreneurial Scotland as Communications Director in April 2016. Working with Communications agency, Spreng Thomson, she develops and oversees the delivery of the media and public relations strategy and advises the Entrepreneurial Scotland team on stakeholder engagement and the execution of the communications plan. 

Judith Duncan

Marketing & Communications Executive

Judith's role at Entrepreneurial Scotland is to put together the events for all three tiers of membership throughout the year. She also looks after the members and deals with any queries they may have. Since joining in March 2016, Judith has put together a programme of events for each tier in the network and spends time encouraging speakers to talk at Entrepreneurial Scotland events. 

Karen McTaggart

Membership Manager

As Membership Manager Karen is the first point of contact for all our members and she enjoys connecting amazing people with exciting opportunities. Karen is on hand to help members to access the support they need from within the Entrepreneurial Scotland network. Karen works across the network team leading member on-boarding and works hard to ensure people derive real value from the benefits of membership.  

A long standing member of the team Karen uses her knowledge and experience to support all Entrepreneurial Scotland members.

Katie Michels

Development Director (USA) (currently on maternity leave)


Linda Barclay

Programme Development Manager


Melissa Hynd

Network Executive

Melissa works within the network, assessing membership applications and welcoming new members. She coordinates events, runs the mentoring programme and deals with network related queries.

Melissa worked on the network Mentoring Programme and launched the network ‘Leveraging Diversity’ events, which focus on promoting and supporting diversity within the workplace. She also collaborates with ecosystem partners to create exciting joint events for groups of 100+ people.

Michaela Hruskova

Programme Executive

As the Saltire Fellowship Programme Executive, Michaela coordinates the delivery of the programme, with a main focus on the open enrolment pipeline. Her role involves a range of responsibilities, including recruitment, onboarding, and programme logistics.

Michaela works part-time alongside her postgraduate studies. She has an MA (Honours) degree in Business & Management from the University of Glasgow and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in research methods in management before she embarks upon her PhD in entrepreneurship.

Rosalie Turbett

Programme Assistant

Rosalie joined Entrepreneurial Scotland in September 2015 and in her role as a Programme Assistant provides assistance and support to ensure the successful delivery of both the Scholars and Fellows Programmes.  She has also manages the Saltire Social Media pages. During her time at Entrepreneurial Scotland, she has worked on the 2016 Scholarship Programme and the 2015-16 Fellowship Programme.  She has been heavily involved in the recruiting cycle for the Scholars Programme, scheduling interviews for applicants and played a key role in organising the 2016 Fellows Cap

Sara Nelson

Head of Saltire Scholar Programme

Sara is responsible for the management of the Saltire Scholar internship programme which each year sees approximately 150 undergraduate students undertake summer internships across the UK and around the world. The role includes aspects of recruitment, marketing, stakeholder engagement, budgetary management, logistical supervision, operational planning and customer service. 

Sarah Mathieson

Membership Director

Sarah is a Chartered Marketer and Saltire Fellow (2015) who has been setting up and running her own businesses for over ten years.