Jennifer Craw, Opportunity North East
Jennifer is chief executive and a board director of Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector economic development body for North East Scotland. Established by industry to strengthen and diversify the region’s economy, ONE’s strategic priorities are to maximise the UK Continental Shelf oil and gas opportunity; anchor the energy supply chain in the region for the long term; achieve growth in key industry sectors such as food, drink and agriculture, life sciences and tourism; and develop opportunities in the digital economy.
Jennifer has a passion for business growth, industry development and the sustainability of the North East economy. She joined Scottish Enterprise Grampian as head of food in 1994 and became director of competitive business in 1999. Jennifer spent a period at Shell Expro UK, leading a business transformation project, before returning to Scottish Enterprise Grampian as chief executive in 2002. She was the chair of the board of governors at Robert Gordon University for three years until December 2016 and has been a board member for eight years. In addition, Jennifer is a board member of James Hutton Ltd and a past board member of regional transport partnership, Nestrans.