Lorna has been Chief Executive at the Law Society since January 2009. Since joining she has led the Society’s staff team in delivering a program of modernisation, which has included improvements in the Society’s transparency, governance arrangements, outreach to members and stakeholders and efficiencies in business processes. That program continues.
Prior to joining the Law Society, Lorna was based in the United States, as President Americas for Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government's trade and investment arm. Previously, Lorna was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley, one of 12 local enterprise companies covering Scotland. A chartered accountant by profession, and a graduate of AberdeenUniversity.
Currently, Lorna is a Non Executive Board member of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and Chair of their Audit Committee as well as a Trustee and Treasurer of the McConnell International Foundation. She is also a Trustee of Fiscal Affairs Scotland.