Dr Siobhan Jordan smiling and leaning on railing

Interface has announced that Dr Siobhán Jordan, Founding Director, is leaving the organisation to take up a new role in Ireland. 

Since the inception of Interface almost 17 years ago, Siobhán has created and delivered the vision and strategy for the organisation that has led to both national and international acclaim.  With almost 3,000 collaborative partnerships established between academia and businesses, communities and social innovators, the economic and societal impact of the impartial service can be demonstrated locally, regionally and globally.

Siobhán said: “It has been an immense privilege to lead the team at Interface over the years. I am so proud and humbled by the partnerships we have enabled across all industry sectors that make a real difference to people’s lives and company success. While there are still many and varied exciting challenges ahead, I feel the time is right to pass the baton to a successor.”

Prof Andrea Nolan, Chair of the Interface Strategic Board, said: “The work achieved by Interface under the inspiring leadership of Siobhán over the past sixteen years has made a tremendous impact on knowledge exchange in Scotland.  The commitment, continuity and ambition she provided has established Interface as a highly valued and trusted partner in Scotland’s innovation ecosystem.  The Board and I will continue to work closely with the team during this interim period to continue the exemplar work of Interface.  We wish Siobhán all the very best in the future.”

Siobhán will remain in position at Interface until mid-February 2022 and the recruitment process for new Director has begun.