Lynne Cadenhead links up with University

Date posted

31 October 2017


Last updated

19 March 2020

Leading entrepreneur Lynne Cadenhead is set to share her extensive experience in governance and enterprise as a visiting professor within Edinburgh Napier’s Business School. 

An alumni of Edinburgh Napier University, Lynne has over 20 years’ experience in enterprise and investment having mentored and nurtured numerous early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies, started up her own board game company and served on over 30 boards.Lynne Cadenhead portrait

Lynne is also a long-standing member of the Edinburgh Napier University Campaign Advisory Board, Chair of UNICEF Scotland Advisory Board and Chair of Women's Enterprise Scotland, the community investment company which works to unlock the economic potential of women in business. Additionally, Lynne is a serving member of the Business School’s Advisory Board.

Commenting on her appointment, Lynne said: “I am truly honoured to have been appointed as a visiting professor to Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School. I had an exceptional student experience as a Life Sciences undergraduate at Edinburgh Napier and I am delighted to have the opportunity to give back to this wonderful institution. The role of visiting professor will allow me to continue my work and share my expertise in board governance, leadership and enterprise, which will further the development of governance programmes to help public, private and third sector organisations.”

Most recently, Lynne worked with colleagues in the Business School to design and deliver a new Executive Education programme: Leadership in Governance and Board Leadership (LiBG).

The course provides students with a critical understanding of the nature and importance of governance, ethics, finance, the benefits of a diverse board, the role and contribution of board members and an awareness of practices that can be adopted to achieve more effective governance in an international context.

Lynne added: “Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School is already renowned as one of Scotland’s largest business schools. The new LiBG programme, along with my appointment as visiting professor of Governance and Enterprise, demonstrates the value which the Business School places on preparing leaders for the complex task of managing stakeholder relationships across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Lynne will deliver her professorial inaugural address in January 2018.