Interim Managing Director of Operations, Growth Companies and Innovation
Rhona Allison oversees Scottish Enterprise’s business support and company building functions. This includes our account management portfolio, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Innovation Support, Regional Selective Assistance and commercialisation.
Rhona has been with Scottish Enterprise for over 16 years. Before her current role, she was Director of Company Growth with responsibility for setting and delivering Scottish Enterprise's Company Growth strategy. This strategy supported the economic growth and development of Scotland.
Before she joined SE, Rhona held a variety of positions within Scottish and global companies. These included working with Ethicon (a global medical technology company) and a number of contract research organisations, which involved leading the largest and fastest growing department of a young SME start-up. She also led a global clinical research team with a wide international client base for one of the largest contract research organisations in the world.
Rhona is also a board member of Opportunity North East, which is a private sector board, to broaden and boost the economy of the North East of Scotland. She is also a member of the Converge Challenge Strategic Advisory Board.