Linda Hanna is Managing Director, Strategy and Sectors, at Scottish Enterprise where she oversees the organisation’s planning and prioritisation in response to both the Government’s Economic Strategy and industry strategies. This helps to determine delivery plans to support the growth of sectors where Scotland has capability and competitive advantages within the global marketplace. These include: Energy, Financial Services, Food & Drink, Life and Chemical Sciences, Digital Technology, Tourism and Textiles as well as other growth sectors in Scotland.
Linda is responsible for gathering evidence to inform our understanding of key opportunities and issues facing the Scottish economy, with a particular focus on global competitiveness and internationalisation. With over 20 years’ economic development experience, Linda has been part of the Scottish Enterprise team since 1991.
Her previous roles have included leading the SE approach to support growth businesses in Scotland, identifying how to help businesses achieve and accelerate sustainable growth and sector-specific work such as aerospace and food and drink.