Chair of University Court

University Court

Queen Margaret University

Until 2003 Frances was a Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh. Since then she has held a number of public appointments in the fields of education, immigration and healthcare. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1986 and of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008. 

Date appointed: 17 March 2016

Commitee memberships: Finance & Estates Committee; Senior Management Remuneration Committee; Nominations Committee

Register of interests:

Business interests - Nil

Company directorships

Member of the Board of Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)


Trustee, Scotland Inheritance Fund

Membership of organisations, public bodies etc

Lay Member, Scottish Advisory Committee on [Clinical] Distinction Awards

Lay Member, Appointments Committee, General Teaching Council for Scotland

Lay member, Medical Revalidation Delivery Board for Scotland

Lay member, Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Programme Board

Other declarable interests

Honorary Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh