Student Loans Company appoints new People Director

Gillian Brydie joins SLC as Executive Director, People

The Students Loans Company (SLC) has appointed Gillian Brydie as Executive Director, People.

Following more than 20 years in the financial services sector, Gillian moves into the public sector bringing a wealth of experience to the organisation, including expertise in strategy development, people change and transformation, business partnering and senior leadership. Leading the People Directorate, she is responsible for developing the People Strategy, which aims to ensure that SLC is a great place to work.

Gillian joins from NatWest where she was the Head of People Transformation.

Chris Larmer, CEO at SLC, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Gillian to SLC to lead our People Directorate. We are a customer-focussed, purpose driven business and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Gillian has extensive skills and experience that will be of huge benefit as we move forward and continue to make SLC a great place to work.

“Gillian has a proven track record of leading large teams and focusing on the success of strategic priorities. We are excited to have her on board at SLC.”

Gilian has a BSc (hons) in Physiological Sciences from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. She joined Nat West in 2005 and was previously at HBOS.

Speaking about her appointment, Gillian said: “I have been looking forward to joining SLC – my first public sector role after a career in financial services. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a team who are committed and passionate about the people in this organisation and continue to develop our culture.

“SLC’s purpose plays a core role in enabling students to realise their ambitions and supporting their education journey. In my first few weeks, I have been encouraged by the extensive knowledge and experience in the business, both in the People team and beyond in other directorates. There’s lots to do and I’m excited to get started.”

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