Edinburgh Napier entrepreneur returns as visiting professor

Board game entrepreneur Lynne Cadenhead is set to share her leadership expertise at Edinburgh Napier’s Business School 

Entrepreneur Lynne Cadenhead, who is an alumni of Edinburgh Napier University,  is set to share her experience in leadership and enterprise as a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier’s Business School.
Cadenhead, who started up her own board game company, has more than 20 years’ experience in enterprise and investment, having mentored and nurtured numerous early-stage technology and retail ventures across the UK, and served on more than 30 boards.
She is a long-standing member of the Edinburgh Napier University Campaign Advisory Board, Chair of UNICEF Scotland Advisory Board and Chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the community investment company which works to unlock the economic potential of women in business. Cadenhead is also a serving member of the Business School’s Advisory Board.
Lynne Cadenhead
She said: “I am truly honoured to have been appointed as a visiting professor to Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School. I had an exceptional student experience as a Life Sciences undergraduate at Edinburgh Napier and I am delighted to have the opportunity to give back to this wonderful institution.
“The role of visiting professor will allow me to continue my work and share my expertise in board governance, leadership and enterprise, which will further the development of governance programmes to help public, private and third sector organisations.”
Most recently, Cadenhead worked with colleagues in the Business School to design and deliver a new executive education programme.
The course provides students with a critical understanding of the nature and importance of governance, ethics, finance, the benefits of a diverse board, the role and contribution of board members and an awareness of practices that can be adopted to achieve more effective governance in an international context.
Cadenhead added: “Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School is already renowned as one of Scotland’s largest business schools. The new Leadership in Board Governance programme, along with my appointment as visiting professor of Governance and Enterprise, demonstrates the value which the Business School places on preparing leaders for the complex task of managing stakeholder relationships across the private, public and voluntary sectors.”
Cadenhead will deliver her professorial inaugural address in January.
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