Glasgow Chamber makes nine additions to its ruling Council
Published by Administrator on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has made nine additions to its ruling Council, drawn from the city's business community.
The Chamber's AGM this week saw the election as directors of Capital FM Scotland managing director Paul Cooney, John Lewis Glasgow managing director Kim Lowe, the City Council's former executive director of regeneration services and now consultant Steve Inch, BDO Stoy Hayward managing partner Neil Craig, Bank of Scotland area director Craig McNaughton, PerTemps regional director Jan McKendry, Glasgow University's director of communications Susan Stewart, Stop Press Media director Fiona Mackay and Stuart Yuill of RSM Tenon.
The AGM also saw James Andrew of business coaching specialists Shirlaws continue as president for a second year. His deputy is Varry McMenemy, chief executive of Bellcom.
James Andrew said: "I am very pleased at the calibre and enthusiasm of these impressive additions to our council. The new directors bring wide experience as senior players with some of the city's most important companies and organisations to augment the expertise that already we had in our existing council members."
Chief executive Stuart Patrick said: "These key people join us from a wide sweep of important sectors, including retail, banking, recruitment, higher education and creative media. They will boost our knowledge and experience at a time of increasing activity in the growth of the city's economy and at a time of major development for the Chamber. Over the next twelve months we will be looking to further increase our influence as a delivery and policy partner in achieving the aims and objectives of the city's economic strategy - with a focus on such vital initiatives as the Glasgow Economic Commission, which reports in the spring, and Glasgow City Vision. We will also be stepping up our campaign to improve Glasgow and the West of Scotland's transport connections, centred on issues like High Speed Rail, the West Coast Main Line and the reinstatement of the Route Development Fund to help increase Glasgow Airport's long-haul flight destinations."