Neil McLean

CEO, Social Enterprise Academy

Neil has been the CEO of the Social Enterprise Academy for almost 9 years. During this time the Academy has become the largest Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Centre in Scotland, annually supporting around 1,200 people from across Scotland to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills. The Academy is now expanding internationally and has recently opened centres in Australia and South Africa.

In addition to adult learning and development, the Academy runs a Social Enterprise in Education programme for school children, which is based on a “learning by doing” approach. Social enterprises have now been established in some 600 schools across Scotland, all developed and run by pupils with support from the Academy.