Mrs Goodwin’s career in Commercial Finance started atCitibank and UCB, the commercial lending arm of the French group Compagnie Bancaire (now BNP Paribas). She later became Finance Director of an independent broker and, after completing her MBA at the University of Strathclyde, became Deputy Chief Executive of Employee Ownership Scotland.

Mrs Goodwin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Glasgow University Trust, theDevelopment Board of Napier University and is Deputy Chairman of the Scottish Development Board for Barnardos.