Student Loans Company appoints new Chief Financial Officer

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has appointed Audrey McColl to its Executive Leadership Team and Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the Finance, Commercial and Enterprise Risk and Compliance teams to ensure that SLC operates within its agreed budget, has robust risk management and compliance procedures and that expenditure delivers best value for the taxpayer.

Audrey has extensive experience in financial roles including 12 years with NHS Education Scotland (NES) where she acted as Director of Finance, and as Acting Deputy CEO from November 2019 until January 2021. She has also held previous financial roles with organisations including the Scottish Legal Aid Board and Adobe Systems Europe. Audrey is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA).

Paula Sussex, CEO at SLC commented, “”On behalf of the Board and management of SLC, I am delighted to welcome Audrey to our Executive Leadership Team at this pivotal point as we continue to transform SLC to become a modern, responsive, and sustainable organisation. Her extensive background in public finance and compliance will strengthen the team and ensure that taxpayer monies are always effectively and safely managed.”

Audrey McColl said, “SLC plays an essential role in enabling the educational and career aspirations of students which of course contribute positively to the UK economy. I am very pleased to join SLC at such an exciting time, with more students than ever before taking the opportunity to learn and fund their studies through the Student Loans Company.”

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