Ms. Geraldine Balfour, SQA representative

Geraldine Balfour is currently a Regional Manager at Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and its representative in the Al-Maktoum College Council.  She started her career by undertaking a Diploma in Hotel Management.  Subsequently Geraldine established and ran her own successful hotel.

Geraldine then moved to hold senior positions within both the public and private sectors, in varying disciplines, including HMP’s, education and training.

Geraldine latterly worked, in Perth College UHI for 15 years prior to joining SQA, as a Business Manager. She had responsibility for the successful Targeting Tourism initiative and for overall promotion of the hospitality tourism and leisure sector.

Geraldine has recently retired from the position of Justice of the Peace for the Tayside and Central Sheriffdom.