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18 March 2024

New Deputy Chair for Scotland’s Digital Economy Skills Group.

Digital Economy Skills Action Plan

The opportunities of a digital future are front of mind for the new Deputy Chair of the Digital Economy Skills Group (DESG), the industry and public sector partnership which aims to enhance Scotland’s digital capability.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the national skills agency, has appointed Lesley MacRury, Chief Information Security Officer at NEOS Networks.

A Chief Information Security Officer with extensive experience in Global Energy and Telecommunications, Lesley said: “I believe the digital future holds many opportunities for women and will be the basis for a more inclusive technical workforce, and a leveller for inclusion across the board.


Lesley MacRury

“It’s an honour to take on the post of Deputy Chair, and I look forward driving Scotland forward as an international leader in digital technologies which delivers for the economy, employers and the workforce as a whole.”

Phil Ford, Head of Digital Economy and Financial Services for SDS, said: “Lesley has extensive experience, and her vision for a booming tech sector which lends itself to inclusion and diversity makes her the ideal choice as Deputy Chair.

“I look forward to working with Lesley all our fantastic DESG partners as we continue to implement our Digital Economy Skills Action Plan.”


The Digital Economy Skills Action Plan

The plan draws on research, insight and expertise to highlight the digital economy skills opportunities which will support Scotland’s economy.

Read the plan