“I have first-hand experience of just how impactful a non-traditional, real-world opportunity at school can be. That competition changed the course of my career and, since then, I have been committed to bringing the real world of opportunities to life for young people.
“I met Ali and the team a number of years ago while in a previous role and was hugely impressed with the expertise, values, and ambition of The Wood Foundation, and I’ve remained an advocate for their work ever since. I am delighted to be in this position which offers the chance to make such a difference to so many people.”
Following her time at RBS, Lucia worked with Elevator in Tayside and the North-east, developing and managing education engagement opportunities focussed on enterprise and entrepreneurship. She then worked at the University of Aberdeen’s Business School, establishing business relationships to enhance students’ opportunities, as well as supporting its global accreditation journey.
UK Director Ali MacLachlan said:
“Lucia is a great addition to our team. Her experience in developing and managing long-term partnerships, recognising synergies, and realising deep and lasting, mutually-beneficial opportunities will add value to our YPI network.”