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Executive team

Business people

An executive team handle day to day management and operations.

Melissa Hope NLF Chief Executive

Melissa Hope, Chief Executive

Melissa joined NLF in November 2017. She is Chief Executive and Company Secretary. Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in legal and commercial roles. Prior to NLF, Melissa worked for SSE plc. She has wide energy industry experience, in particular working on high value, complex commercial transactions and managing diverse stakeholder interests. She has a degree in Law from Aberdeen University.

Andrew Sands NLF Finance Executive

Andrew Sands, Finance Executive

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant with c.15 years post qualified experience in financial services covering both finance and commercial roles. He also has a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University. Andrew joined NLF in May 2021.

Carolyn Murray NLF Executive

Carolyn Murray, Executive

Carolyn joined NLF in March 2022 and has extensive experience as in-house legal counsel within the financial and energy sectors. She has a degree in Law from Edinburgh University and a mediation qualification.

Maureen Macpherson NLF Executive Assistant 2

Maureen Macpherson, Executive Assistant

Maureen has many years experience as an administrator. Most recently she worked as a remote-based administrator with global EAP provider Optum Health. Maureen has an HND in Secretarial Studies (with German) from Bell College, Hamilton. Maureen joined NLF in June 2019.

NLF Executive Team around the table