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Damien Yeates

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Damien Yeates was appointed chief executive of Skills Development Scotland in June 2008. He was previously chief executive of the Scottish University for Industry and the Govan Initiative.

Damien has more than 16 years' experience gained across a broad range of economic and social initiatives in Glasgow. During the past decade, in partnership with key agencies and individuals, he has initiated a number of highly innovative and successful programmes to promote skills and lifelong learning, including the establishment of the Digital Media Academy, the Community Technology Academy Network and the Blended Learning of Construction Skills (BLOCS) programme.

He previously held directorships of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum and Realizations International Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde.