Meet the team
Kevin Collins is the Interim CEO at GOFCoE, and one of the founders of the GOFCoE idea. He currently leads the interim management team, deploying the Strength in Places grant that is funding the start-up phase of the Centre towards establishing GOFCoE as an independent not-for-profit legal entity.
Value Proposition Development Lead
Patrick’s role at GOFCoE is to support the Research and Innovation agenda, with a strong focus on managing early External Engagement opportunities. His key expertise lies in Domestic and International Banking, operating within businesses, as well as at consultancy level.
Legal Support for GOFCoE, University of Edinburgh Legal Services Team
Louise is a solicitor in the University of Edinburgh’s Legal Services team and provides legal support for all areas of GOFCoE activity. She is an experienced solicitor with a corporate background and demonstrated history of working in the research industry.
Engagement & Work Stream Lead for Social Impact
Mia Dowman is the Engagement and Work Stream Lead for Social Impact at GOFCoE. Mia is focused on catalysing stakeholders with shared interests to access data evidence and research insight to help solve societal problems related to financial inclusion and wellbeing.
Public Sector Engagement Lead
Mark was the socio-economic Impact lead in PwC UK before becoming an independent contractor. He has extensive experience of strategic reviews, business cases, public policy and investment analysis.
Executive Administration and Project Support
‘Fiona Grierson provides executive administrative and project support with PA services to members of the GOFCoE team via FDATA.
HR Resourcing Partner
Fiona is the HR Resourcing Partner at GOFCoE and is responsible for delivering HR and Recruitment services and advice.
Interim Chief Commercial Officer
Nick Hall is the Interim Chief Commercial Officer at GOFCoE. His role is to create the engagement strategy and capability to ensure we become a self-sustaining, self-funding business.
Executive Chair of FinTech Scotland, and GOFCoE Management Team Advisor
Stephen is the Executive Chair of Fintech Scotland and an advisor to the GOFCoE interim management team. He is one of the founders of the GOFCoE idea.
Interim Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Gavin Littlejohn is the interim Chief Research and Innovation Officer for GOFCoE and one of the founders of the original idea for the organisation.
Interim Chief Privacy & Risk Officer
Sorcha Lorimer is the Interim Chief Privacy & Risk Officer at GOFCoE; provided via Trace privacy solutions Sorcha is a qualified privacy and risk professional with over a decade in digital and data governance leadership, including a Fortune 500 company where she was Global Head of Digital.
Impact Strategy Manager
Abigail Manz is the Impact Strategy Manager for GOFCoE and is responsible for the management of the monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement strategies for the organisation.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Damien McGarrigle is the Interim Chief Operating Officer at GOFCoE. His role is to lead the operational delivery of the new organisation: to design, build and implement the mechanisms to support and scale it.
Chief Data Scientist
Nick Radcliffe is the interim Chief Data Scientist for GOFCoE. In this role he leads our data science capability and the building of data assets at the heart of GOFCoE projects.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Dougie Robb is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at GOFCoE. Dougie is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in practice and in industry, including early stage business experience and CFO positions.
Ewan provides Project Leadership on multiple GOFCoE projects, via FDATA He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in retail and SME financial services and commercial consulting.
Deputy Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Kevin Telford is the interim lead building the Global Economic Observatory with partners at GOFCoE and Deputy Chief Research and Innovation Officer, building value propositions to safely unlock the potential of customer data as a force to improve lives.