The Finance Network represents finance professionals from colleges all over Scotland.  The Steering Group meets monthly and is made up of representatives from all college regions and a wide variety of colleges.  An important part of the work is carried out within a range of established Short Life Working Groups (SLWG) and subsidiary groups.

As well as enabling members to get involved in discussing and analysing current and emerging issues, they represent a way of engaging with the wider membership of the community.  The Steering Group also has representatives on a wide range of external forums and works proactively with relevant partner agencies to promote and further the interests of the Scottish College sector. Our aims:


  • Provide an opportunity for discussion and networking
  • Keep members informed of current good practice
  • Seek to understand the role of finance within the sector
  • Provide a channel of communication between the Development Network and stakeholders
  • Organise events to facilitate these objectives
  • Develop a sectoral approach to finance issues.

Speak to:

Margaret Sweeney, CDN
Alan Ritchie, West College Scotland (Chair)
Iain Clark, New College Lanarkshire (Joint Vice Chair)
Alan Williamson, Edinburgh College (Joint Vice Chair)