Move On’s Directors
Move On’s Board of Directors give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, they meet on a regular basis to oversee Move On’s operations and strategic direction.
Director - Chairman
Kevin is a senior manager at Edinburgh College, with responsibility for driving excellence, performance and equality of opportunities across the whole organisation. Prior to joining the Further Education Sector, he worked within the Oil/Petrochemical, Manufacturing/Production industries. During the last 25 years, Kevin has gained a vast experience of developing and improving products and services to meet customer and client needs and improving organisational efficiency. Kevin is also an experienced Senior Change Management Professional with a proven track record of success leading both project and change management programmes within the public and private sectors.
Martin, a Chartered Accountant, joined the Move On Board in May 2017. He has over 30 years’ commercial experience across the construction, oil & gas, distribution and retail sectors and has filled the Finance Director role in a number of corporate structures. For more than two decades he headed the finance function at Fairhurst which, through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, has become the largest consulting engineering partnership in the UK. Having retired from the position of Financial Partner in 2016, he has since been fulfilling an invitation from the Fairhurst Board to remain in a consultancy role.
Susan Burney joined the Board in May 2014. A professional statistician, Susan worked for NHS Scotland Information Services for 23 years, holding the position of Director for the last 8 years. Now retired, she spends part of her time working with homeless charities on a voluntary basis. Susan lives in Edinburgh and interests are reading, gardening, travel and spending time with family.
Currently Head of Student Systems Operations, I am an experienced manager with more than ten years’ experience combined across business process improvement, software innovation and development, network infrastructure and project management. I have worked in both public sector and financial services before finding a passion for Education within FE and now HE.
My expertise has led me to specialise in innovative developments to support the student experience which have been recognised by Scottish Government, Funding Council, Jisc and UCISA. My combination of technology, social and digital skills coupled with effective communication builds positive relationships enabling me to lead and motivate teams to successfully meet strategic objectives.
I have spent most of my working life in food manufacturing around the UK (a brief stint as a stockbroker aside!) from custard creams to sausage rolls. I have worked for Greggs for 15 years, where I am responsible for running the bakery in Edinburgh and a small pickle factory in Kelso. I have been a volunteer panel member with the Children’s Hearing system for 10 years, I live in Glasgow and any spare time should probably be spent in the gym, but in fact is spent in the kitchen and looking after my young daughter!
Yasmin Nabi joined the board in June 2017. She is currently a Director at Barclays Bank within the corporate division and has 10+ years of wide ranging banking experience. She has led a number of high profile transactions in Scotland and Ireland across a number of sectors working with small SME’s, to large corporate, family owned and listed companies. Prior to Barclays, she spent a number of years at Bank of Scotland. Over the years, Yasmin has also provided mentoring support through the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
Viv graduated from University of Strathclyde with a BA (Hons) in Sociology in 2004 and went onto complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development at the University of Glasgow. Since then Viv has gained over 10 years experience in a range of roles across economic development and employability fields and brings experience from both the public and third sectors. Viv led on the development of commissioned income streams, at Street League supporting the charity to gain social enterprise status and gain a strong foothold within the employability market as one of the leading providers for Skills Development Scotland. In her role as Development Manager at Tullochan, Viv leads the development of new services and income streams and the set up and development of a new social enterprise. Viv is passionate about creating opportunities that support young people to achieve their potential and loves the challenge of setting up new projects and seeing them grow and develop.
Ashok joined the Move On Board in October 2017. He has over 30 years’ practical and commercial experience in building and running businesses. He established and built up an IT training company into the largest Scottish independent trainer (employing over 60 staff). He then oversaw the transition of that organisation into a software development company. Since retiring in 2012 he consulted in a Sales Director capacity for an leading Irish technology company helping them establish and develop formal sales and management structures and processes.
He has also previously served as a board member for Scottish Enterprise (Edinburgh & Lothian) and a Council Member for the Scottish Consumer Council.
Ash Mohammed joined the Board in September 2017. He currently heads up the Risk team that oversees Payments across Royal Bank of Scotland both in the UK and Internationally. Having worked in banking for over 10 years, Ash has wide ranging experience from commercial product management to managing large change programmes across a complex bank. He is also an E-Spark mentor, supporting businesses in their first steps to establishing themselves.