Susan Deacon, a serving member of the ScottishPower Advisory Board, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Iberdrola Foundation, an institution funded by the Iberdrola Group that offers support to projects that contribute to the progress of scientific, social, cultural and educational endeavour.
The Iberdrola Foundation was founded in Madrid in 2002. In 2008, former First Vice-President of the European Commission and former Secretary of State of the Spanish Government, Manuel Marín González was appointed as Chairman, bringing extensive international experience to the Foundation, while Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán was named Honororary Trustee. Manuel Marín’s appointment brings a fresh perspective to the Foundation in line with the international growth of the Iberdrola Group.
Commenting on Susan Deacon’s appointment, Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán, said: “Marked by our company’s international expansion, The Iberdrola Foundation’s main goal is to get even closer to the societies and communities in which we operate and serve them better. To deliver this ambitious target, it is important that Foundation is represented by individuals from across all of our business areas. We are delighted that Susan has agreed to join the Board of Trustees, and I’m sure her commitment and input will add great value to the work of the Foundation.”
Susan Deacon said: “I’m delighted to be joining The Iberdrola Foundation as a Trustee, and am looking forward to contributing and building on the good work already being carried out by ScottishPower in the UK. As a major global organisation, Iberdrola makes a positive contribution to all the communities where it operates and it’s immensely appealing to be a part of this new chapter in the Iberdrola Foundation’s development.”
Notes to Editors:
Susan Deacon was a Member of the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2007 and served as Scotland’s first Minister for Health and Community Care following devolution. She now holds a number of non-executive and advisory roles across the private, public and charitable sectors and is part-time Professor of Social Change at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Susan is a regular contributor to thinking and debate on contemporary social and public policy issues and works with a wide range of organisations in supporting leadership development and strategic change. Her earlier career was in local government, management consultancy and higher education. She holds an MA(Hons) in Social Policy and Politics and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.
Susan has been a member of the Scottish Power Advisory Board since its establishment in 2007.
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