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date: 02 July 2020

Alexander, Wendy Cowan free

Born 27 June 1963; d of Rev. Douglas N. Alexander and Dr Joyce O. Alexander; m 2003, Prof. Brian Ashcroft; one s one d (twins)

Vice Principal, University of Dundee, since 2015

Education

Park Mains Sch., Erskine; Pearson Coll., Canada; Glasgow Univ. (MA Hons); Warwick Univ. (MA Econ); INSEAD, France (MBA)

Career

Research Officer, Lab. Party, 1988–92; with Booz & Co., 1994–97; Advr to Sec. of State for Scotland, 1997–98. Mem. (Lab) Paisley N, Scottish Parlt, 1999–2011. Scottish Executive, subseq. Scottish Government: Minister for Communities, 1999–2000; Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, 2000–02, and for Transport, 2001–02; Convenor: Finance Cttee, 2006–07; Scotland Bill Cttee, 2010–11; Lab Shadow Cabinet Sec. for Finance and Sustainable Growth, 2007. Leader, Scottish Labour Party, 2007–08. Associate Dean, London Business Sch., 2012–15. Vis. Prof., Univ. of Strathclyde Business Sch., 2003–12. FRSA 2011. DUniv Strathclyde, 2007; DUniv UWS, 2012