Borders College

Solutions led Vice Principal joins College executive team

Borders College looks forward to welcoming Hazel Robertson to its executive team in October 2018, when she will take over from Vice Principal Finance and Corporate Services, Pete Smith, who left the College after 10 years to take up a similar post with North East Scotland College.

Hazel RobertsonHazel joins the College from NHS Orkney where she is the Director of Finance and IT, relocating to the Scottish Borders accompanied by her husband and much loved Jack Russell named Floyd. Having spent the majority of her career within the NHS in Scotland, she also spent two years working for the University of Edinburgh Development Trust. A qualified accountant, Hazel’s skillset includes performance management, risk management, strategy, quality planning and improvement, project management, IT, information governance, and operational management.

Speaking of what she hopes to bring to Borders College, Hazel says:

“My approach is very much to work with people to develop solutions that offer significant benefits and suit the situation at hand. My proudest achievement to date involves being the financial lead for business cases for two separate hospital replacement programmes.

“Leading the College's business development opportunities is a new challenge which I am really looking forward to.”

Having been brought up in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Hazel appreciates rural life and working in organisations of Borders College’s size. She looks forward to living in the Borders and integrating into a new community.

Previously an active motor- and mountain-biker, Hazel is also keen to capitalise on living in the Borders and recapturing these hobbies, adding, “although it may be a trike now rather than a motorbike!”

Angela Cox, College Principal, commented:

“We are delighted that Hazel is joining Borders College. Her experience will support us as we continue to transform how we provide skills and training across our region.

“Pete has made a significant contribution to Borders College over the last 10 years and we wish him well in his new role.”

Borders College is pleased to welcome Hazel and begin working with her to continue to drive positive change within the College.

Published: Mon 15th Oct, 2018