Meet our Corporate Management Team


Our Corporate Management Team include Sector Development Directors, who are responsible for ensuring the achievement of quality academic standards, business and financial goals in curriculum areas - supported by Sector Managers and other staff.

Additional members of the Corporate Management Team include Heads of Professional Support Services within Perth College UHI.

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Nicky Inglis

Sector Development Director: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Nicky is the Sector Development Director for the STEM subject area and has worked in the tertiary education sector for over 30 years. He has held various posts over his 30-year career; ranging from Engineering Technician, Lecturer, Curriculum Manager, Head of Department and in his last role - Director of Faculty for Engineering, Science, Technology and Built Environment.

In his current role Nicky sets and oversees the strategic direction and vision of the STEM team and the design and delivery of a modern, innovative, agile and fit for purpose curriculum that meets the needs of the regional and wider economy.

The support of the Sector Managers and Sector Leaders is crucial in ensuring that the courses and partnerships are relevant, sector leading and innovative and work in synergy to provide the highest level of service to internal and external stakeholders. Nicky is an advocate of the learner being at the centre of learning and teaching and that learner and stakeholder experience and feedback is paramount in developing future, engaging, relevant, flexible, and innovative curriculum. Nicky plays a leading role in promoting STEM and is a committed advocate for the College’s extensive Schools/College STEM programmes.

Outside of work, Nicky enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is a keen golfer and hillwalker and spends time outdoors as often as the weather allows.

Nicky standing in a workshop on campus

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Jill Elder

Sector Development Director - Business, Management, Computing and Leisure

Jill has a range of qualifications, including a Masters in Business Administration, and is an experienced Business and Management lecturer. She is especially interested in the changing student profile in Higher Education in Scotland.

Jill Elder

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Christiana Margiotti

Sector Development Director - Creative and Cultural Industries

Christiana’s qualifications include BA (Hons) Art, Design and Media: Digital Arts and MA Design (Professional Practice). She has taught a range of subjects across all levels of the curriculum, from lens-based and digital art to intercultural sensitivity and communication. She founded and ran a successful international design and media company for 10 years and has worked on a wide range of international and UK based projects for clients such as Channel 4; Sky Arts and Scottish Arts Council.

Establishing innovative interdisciplinary social inclusion arts and screen based educational projects throughout Scotland; Christiana has also written and produced multiple films screened internationally at Los Angeles; Chicago; Belgrade and Sydney film festivals.

Christiana Margiotti


Lesley Connaghan

Sector Development Director – Applied Life Studies

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Deborah Lally

Head of Student Experience

Initially going through a Youth Trainee Scheme, Deborah has been employed in the Education Sector for over 30 years, working in Further, Higher and University Sectors across Scotland and England.

The areas Deborah is responsible for includes: Admissions; Additional Support; Careers and Employability; Nursery; Reception; Residences; Student Engagement; Student Funding; Student Records; Student Support

Her areas of interest include monitoring and tracking our targets, reporting on our key performance indicators and funding; and she is an Associate Assessor with Education Scotland.

Deborah Lally outside college

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David Gourley

Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement

David is an educational manager with broad tertiary experience having worked on cutting edge research in world leading departments at the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee.

He also has extensive experience working in college management at Dundee College as well as Perth College UHI. During his time at the University of Dundee and in the Life-science Industry he gained significant experience of working in high value knowledge exchange and innovation.

David is a believer in the power of digital learning technology and its ability to deliver a more effective and personalised learning experience. David found his school education really challenging as he has dyslexia and is now a passionate believer in supporting students with learning difficulties overcome their barriers and achieve their full potential.

David has a Ph.D from the Institute of Biomedical and Life Science at the University of Glasgow and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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Katy Lees

Head of HR and Organisational Development

Katy has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years, working predominantly within the Education sector in England and Wales prior to moving to Scotland in 2019. Her last role in England was as the Head of HR for Honda R&D UK Ltd. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds an MBA as well as a Masters in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education.

Katy has a significant interest in the development of staff and is responsible for this as well as all elements of Human Resources.

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Graham Millar

Interim ICT Manager