Lorna is a strong advocate of personal empowerment as the key to building capacity and success in organisations. She believes that it is only through investment in ourselves that we find the power to improve and grow our organisations.
Lorna's passion for social justice and interest in people, organisations and society stems from her early career in rural development in Asia. This, together with her background in land resource management, led to her work supporting the development of the Community Land sector in the Highlands & Islands from the late nineties.
Lorna's strong advocacy of personal empowerment as the key to building capacity and success in organisations is what drove her joining the Social Enterprise Academy as an Associate Tutor, with a commitment to peer-led and action learning as key approaches.
She established her own consultancy business in 2003, to support organisational growth and development in the social economy. Lorna has strategic organisational development experience as a non-executive director in two roles. The first as a founder member of REAL (Real Education Active Lives), a social enterprise working with school pupils on food production and marketing, and also in her role with Scotland UnLtd / Firsport.