Julia Belgutay

The book balancer behind a ‘fantastic’ future for Fife

New principal Hugh Hall wants to use his financial expertise to grow Fife College

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Hugh Hall may have no previous experience of running a college, but he sees himself as a further education leader “of his time”.

The new Fife College principal – a trained accountant – says: “Funding from the government isn’t going to become generous and we are going to be on tight reigns as far as budget is concerned. So we need to think more creatively about how we generate money.”

Hall’s most recent job was chief operating officer at the University of Strathclyde, and he is a well-known face in the Scottish further education sector, having chaired Forth Valley College for eight years ...

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