Miss Mackayis an independent member of theCourtof the University of the Highlands and Islands and a trustee of the Carnegie Trust for theUniversities of Scotland.She was previously a civil servant in Edinburgh and London and heldthe position of Principal Finance Officer of the then Scottish Office.Since taking earlyretirement, she has held a portfolio of non-executive roles, including with the RBS Group, the UKEconomic and Social Research Council, the Court of the University of Edinburgh and the BritishLibrary.