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Linda Duncan

Lay Member of University Court

Linda is an Edinburgh Napier Alumna and a CIPFA qualified accountant.  She joined PwC London in 1988 and spent 10 years growing public sector and risk management services, leading external and internal audits and value for money work across central and local government, the NHS and Higher and Further Education sectors.   She became a Partner in KPMG, London in 1999, developing risk management and governance advisory services for FTSE 250 clients with US listings.

Linda moved to the USA in 2007 and spent 9 years there as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for a large Industrial Cleaning Group and running an international consulting business advising clients on strategic & financial management and governance.  She continues to run the consulting business remotely since returning to the UK in 2016.

Linda was co-opted onto the Governance Committee of the Metropolitan Police Service in 2006 and served as the Chair of the Audit Committee from 2012 to 2016.  She has also recently completed 6 years as Vice-Chair and Honorary Treasurer of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Linda moved back to Edinburgh in 2018 to be closer to friends and family and is currently Vice Chair of Medical Research Scotland and Chair of the Audit, Performance and Finance Committee of Blackwood Homes and Care.