Neil McLennan has held a number of key roles in supporting change and improvement in education. After a teaching career Neil worked for the national education support agency Learning & Teaching Scotland (now Education Scotland) and then local authority Quality Improvement Officer and Service Manager roles. He has also completed the Association of Directors of Education Scotland (ADES) Senior Leadership Development Programme. He is now a Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes at University of Aberdeen.
He has a broad experience as a director in education and the arts. He sits on the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) Fellowship Council and is also a Burgess of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen.
He was the recipient of a Royal Society of Edinburgh Medal “for his outstanding contribution to civic society, creativity and social enterprise, education and the social sciences.”