Meet Our Team

Jim - Director

Jim is a member of a wide range of government, industry and college sector groups and has been instrumental in establishing the group structures and training networks that underpin ESP.

An extensive skills career entering the college sector from industry before working with two Sector Skills Councils during which time he was also seconded into Scottish Government to develop their Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action, is the Skills Lead for the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) and represents the college sector on the Scottish Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan Implementation Steering Group.

Jim is also supporting a number of strategic projects with Dundee and Angus College including a focus on Industry 4.0 and the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc Skills Academy. 

Jim Brown

Partnership Director
Tel: 07557 563516

Roddy- Sector Manager - Engineering

Roddy has worked in the further education sector for over 30 years in Scotland and the Middle East -UAE. As Head of Engineering at Perth and then Angus colleges he has a range of experience in delivering and developing curriculum in areas of Manufacture, Aeronautical and Oil & Gas.

From 2013-16 Roddy worked in the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company at the ADNOC training Institute involved in training locals for the UAE Oil & Gas industry. He returned to Scotland to take up the post of Sector Manager for Engineering & STEM with the ESP working with all of Scotland’s colleges and industry groups on a range of skills projects across manufacture, automotive, Oil & Gas and the renewables sectors. He has been instrumental in setting up ESP’s Engineering training networks and STEM activities. 

Roddy Scott

Sector Manager – Engineering
Tel: 07583 067395

John is the Sector Manager for Construction at ESP. Prior to this John was the Assistant Head of School of Engineering & Sustainable Technologies at Carnegie College; he has 17 years’ experience within further education and has vast knowledge of the construction industry. John was responsible for setting up Carnegie College’s Sustainable Technology Centre increasing the demand in renewable and energy efficiency skills training. His previous experience also included a secondment with Napier University, as a Knowledge Exchange Business Development Advisor working with SME’s to drive forward their innovative ideas.

John currently sits on the Scottish Government Industry Leadership Group for Construction as well as leading on skills for the construction and emerging technology sectors in Scotland.

John Renwick

Sector Manager – Construction
Tel: 07921 057158

Wendy - Programme Manager-STEM

Wendy is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ service in both the reserves and regular Army as an officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). On leaving the services Wendy worked for FIRST Bus as an Engineering Change Manager helping improve engineering processes across Scotland promoting to Fleet Engineer for FIRST Bus Glasgow. 

Wendy is now Programme Manager for STEM with ESP, helping colleges and the Regional STEM Partnerships to inspire and inform future generations about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  This includes the delivery of a number of skills based projects such as the IET FIRST®LEGO® League.

Wendy Findlay

Programme Manager – STEM
Tel: 07812 664954

Rachel - Programme Manager-Engineering

Rachel is Programme Manager for engineering at ESP.  Previously a lecturer within the engineering department at West Lothian College, Rachel has a wide knowledge of nutrition and public health including food science, manufacturing as well as experience in dealing with various barriers to adoption of key initiatives. 

Rachel’s experience in curriculum design and innovative short courses has led to the successful implementation of new curriculum and learning materials in advanced manufacture, hydrogen, wind and industrial automation during her time at ESP.  Rachel leads on the design of several programmes aimed at transitioning skills within engineering sectors.  She also leads on several of ESP’s training networks.

Rachel Tulloch

Sector Manager – Energy Transition and Zero Carbon Transport
Tel: 07812 664912

Juliet- Programme Manager - Construction

Juliet is Programme Manager for Construction at ESP with 20 years’ experience in further education. Juliet trained as an architect and after some time with Dunfermline District Council, she established her own architectural practice before moving into Telford College to teach in the Built Environment Department. Throughout her time in education, she progressed to become interim Head of Construction at Edinburgh College. She has a vast knowledge of curriculum development and design, quality improvement and student experience as well as project management.

At ESP Juliet works with all construction colleges to increase their capability and capacity to deliver the right skills to meet industry demand whilst aligning the need with the Scottish Governments priorities for a Just Transition to Net Zero.

Juliet Mallace

Programme Manager – Construction
Tel: 07970 334443

Cherry - Project Administrator

Cherry Lameg

Project Administrator

Alex is a Project Administrator with ESP. Alex trained and qualified as a Graphic Designer before joining Clackmannanshire Council to work in Social Inclusion and Regeneration partnerships for 10 years where he provided Administrative and Research duties for a wide range of projects and initiatives.

In 2013 Alex joined SEPA to support the National Operations Waste Unit and provided key support to the team which led on waste management and regulations across all of Scotland.

Alex joined ESP in 2015 and provides support to the Engineering and STEM sectors as well as being the secretariat to the ESP Management Board and plays a key role in the marketing and promotion of ESP to Colleges’ and partners.

Alex Sinclair

Project Administrator

Sarah - Project Administrator

Sarah Melville

Project Administrator

General Enquiries


ESP, Argyll Court,
Castle Business Park,

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00

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