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Independent school appoints tech business leader as deputy chair of board



Businesswoman Jane Gotts has named deputy chair of the Board of Governors at The Glasgow Academy.

It is a newly created role for Gotts, who is founding partner of Glasgow-based data consultancy GenAnalytics.

Gotts was a pupil at Westbourne School when it merged with  The Glasgow Academy  in 1991 and has been on the 15-strong Board of Governors for three years.

School rector Matthew Pearce said: “Jane has the breadth of experience to support the new initiatives and special projects we are currently working on to future-proof our school by further developing our global outlook. It’s a big task, but one which is well within our reach with Jane lending her support to the Chairman.”

Gotts will deputise for chairman Duncan Mackison in leading the board’s remit as both charitable trustees of the school and directors of The Glasgow Academicals’  War Memorial Trust .

Mackison said: “Everyone on the Board is passionate about The Glasgow Academy. With history stretching back more than 170 years, this esteemed institution has nurtured thousands of promising young people who have grown to give so much back to their communities and the wider economy.

“Jane’s new role will help The Glasgow Academy continue that proud tradition. I value her expertise and insights, which will be of huge benefit to the Board going forward.”

Gotts set up GenAnalytics in 2016 help companies improve business performance by increasing diversity across gender, ethnic, sexual orientation and disability divides.

She said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role as Deputy Chair at The Glasgow Academy in what is an exciting time for the School. I look forward to continuing to lend my skills and expertise to work with colleagues on the Board of Governors and the entire school staff to achieve the ambitions we have both in Scotland and internationally to ensure the very best for our pupils and their future.”



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