director of communications and public affairs, Glasgow Caledonian University
Seonag was born in Edinburgh but spent lengthy periods on the small island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, where her parents were born. She studied French at the University of St Andrews and also at Montpellier and St Etienne, before heading to London to train as a journalist. In the course of her media career she worked for regional newspapers, business and consumer magazines, tabloids and broadsheets. After a career break Seonag moved back to Scotland with her husband and three children. She became education editor at The Scotsman before moving to take up a similar role at BBC Scotland for ten years. In 2013 Seonag was recruited as head of communications by the Church of Scotland to review their media operations. She is now director of communications and public affairs at Glasgow Caledonian University, leading development of internal and external communications. Additionally she is a member of the Edinburgh committee of the Institute of Directors and a non-executive director of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland as well as Who Cares Scotland which advocates for children brought up in care.
Saturday 3 November, 12:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
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