Laird leaves Serco for Scientia FD role

YVONNE LAIRD is the new group FD of higher education timetabling technology business Scientia.

She joins from FTSE 100 business Serco, where she latterly served as finance and commercial director for its education and learning division. Laird has also held roles at KPMG, where she began her career, and Tesco subsidiary One Stop Stores.

It is the second major board appointment for Scientia in recent weeks, following the appointment of new CEO Mohamad Djahanbakhsh.

Djahanbakhsh, Scientia’s CEO, said; “Yvonne comes to us with an impressive résumé. Her experience, skills and knowledge of the Higher Education sector will be invaluable in ensuring that we continue to deliver value for money and the best in class products and services to our clients and all those who depend on them.”

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