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Ray Macfarlane

Chair of the Board of Trustees
An adult with light skin, sandy medium-length hair, and a speckled black and white cardigan.

Ray Macfarlane graduated MA, LLB, MBA from the University of Glasgow and began her career as a solicitor in private practice. A former Senior Director of HBOS plc and Managing Director of Scottish Enterprise, Ray is now Chair of the Scottish Legal Aid Board. She has held a variety of non-executive posts in the public and private sectors and was formerly a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the National Galleries of Scotland, Chair of Scottish Screen and Deputy Chair of the Scottish Arts Council. For the past 7 years she has served as Chair of Scotland’s Recognition Scheme, which celebrates, promotes and invests in Scotland’s Nationally Significant Collections. Ray is Deputy Chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is Chair of the Scotland Committee.