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Corporate Services

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The business is supported by our Corporate Services team which provides guidance and expertise to the rest of the organisation to ensure the smooth running on matters covering:

  • Business Support

  • Communications

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Legal and Procurement

  • Office Management

Our Team


Elizabeth Petrie

PA to Chief Executive

In addition to her role of Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive, Liz provides company secretarial services and administrative support to the Board and its Committees. 


Aileen Kerr

Team Administrator

Aileen is PA to the Director of Construction Industry and Delivery, supporting the hub Programme team and National hub Programme Board; the Infrastructure Technology and Improving Project Delivery teams.  She also assists the IT Manager with documentation/process reviews, hardware management and supports IT projects.

Aileen’s experience includes working with SFT’s Real Estate, Learning Estate and Communications teams and PA and administration roles across a variety of infrastructure sectors.


Kelly Meldrum

Team Administrator

Kelly provides a wide range of support including Building Information Modelling and Smarter Working. 

Kelly has built up her experience in multiple roles in her 20 year career (Payroll, Office Manager, Health & Safety Manager, Business Rates, Facilities & Building Operations, IT consultant & Personal Assistant).

Prior to joining SFT, Kelly earned a Diploma in Surveying Practice from the College of Estate Management. 


Fiona Stewart

Office Coordinator

Fiona is the PA for the Corporate Services and Investments Director and provides administrative support to all in Corporate Services. Fiona also runs the front of house at SFT as the Office Coordinator.

Fiona brings her experience from working with the heads of finance in the Bank Of Scotland and running a small, Edinburgh-based office.


Jonathan Murray

Head of Communications

Jonathan is a qualified PR and communications professional, proficient in stakeholder engagement and relationship building as well as reputational and issues management.

Jonathan provides the Leadership Team and all workstreams with communications advice, guidance and support.

Prior to joining SFT, Jonathan worked for international PR consultancies leading on successful and award-winning marketing and communications programmes for organisations across the public and private sectors.


Alison Wilson

Head of Finance

Alison is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years' experience.  Before joining SFT she provided support in many sectors including investment, mining and small business start-ups.


Lesley Young

Finance Assistant

Lesley is a finance assistant within the Corporate Service Team, and provides support to the Head of Finance with the daily financial functions and responsibilities.  Lesley has had over 21 years’ experience in the financial sector before joining SFT in 2016. 


Annie Robertson

HR Coordinator

Annie has worked with SFT for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting and coordinating the HR function.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Annie worked previously within organisational development companies, coordinating learning and development opportunities.


Wendy Ross

IT Manager

Wendy is responsible for the management of the Corporate IT systems; governance of workstream IT applications and the contract management of our IT service provider. 

Wendy has been with SFT for over nine years, previously as Information & Business Support Manager.

Prior to SFT Wendy worked in Training and eLearning managing the roll-out of organisational-wide eLearning, management of support teams and the technical requirements of the online training solutions.


Joanne MacConnell

Interim Head of Legal

Joanne joined our in-house legal team in July 2023, after previously working as an in-house solicitor in the higher education sector. Joanne has experience advising stakeholders on a broad spectrum of legal matters including public procurement, IT outsourcing, grant funding and commercial contracts.


Andrea Mason

Office and Business Support Manager

Andrea is SFT's Office Manager whose responsibilities include line management of the Business Support team, the day-to-day running of the office and Health & Safety and Records Management.

Andrea has a wealth of experience as a Personal Assistant, Team Administrator and events organiser and plays a key part in the organisation and running of all our events and conferences.