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.

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

Emma Watson Mack

Development Director

Emma Watson Mack is the Development Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Sheena Armour

Head of Finance

Sheena joined Entrepreneurial Scotland in August 2017 as Head of Finance following a 17 year tenure as Senior Audit Manager at KPMG.

Cathy Craig

Commercial & Membership Director

Cathy joined the Entrepreneurial Scotland team as Commercial & Memberships Director in 2017 and is responsible for evolving and delivering the membership services

Sara Cook

Head of Saltire Scholar Programme

Sara is responsible for the management of the Saltire Scholar internship programme

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Lisa Ferguson

PA to Sandy Kennedy CEO / Office Manager

Lisa’s has responsibility for the smooth running of the ES office as well as providing a range of support services to Sandy & James 

Rachel Wallace

Scotland CAN DO Programme Executive

Before joining the team Rachel was the Partnership Officer for a social enterprise and registered charity that is committed to supporting local families

Helen McCormick

Regional Development Manager

Helen is the Regional Development Manager for Entrepreneurial Scotland

Laura Salmond

Marketing and Communications Manager

Laura is our Marketing and Communications Manager. She has worked in Marketing and Project Management for over 7 years in the private, public and third sectors. Laura has worked for organisations such as Young Scot, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise. Laura has owned her own business so understands challenges facing business owners. In addition to her marketing qualifications, Laura also has an LLB in Law.

Molly Martin

Membership Services Account Manager

Molly is a Membership Services Account Manager. Her role is to regularly engage with emerging and growing members to ensure they have value from their membership. Previously Molly worked as a former events and membership manager at Scotland House. Molly is also an experienced SFEDI qualified business support adviser, previously delivering enterprise support to start-ups.

Ken Whipp

Entrepreneurial Scotland

Ken leads Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Executive Education programmes which include the Scale up Scotland Programme, The Saltire Fellowship and overseas learning journeys. He also works with the Scottish EDGE Fund supporting businesses post funding.