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New Appointments and Opportunities within Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce


Above: Robert MacDonald has been appointed Senior Vice-President of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce

Inverclyde’s largest business network, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has made two new appointments following a re-shuffle of the Board of Directors while advertising for new Board members.

Robert MacDonald, Director of Succession Wealth Management in Gourock, has been appointed as Senior Vice-President with ICC, having first joined the Chamber in 2017.

Robert said:

"It is with great delight I accept this new position, and I'm excited about the future of the Chamber and how we can develop it going forward."

The appointment comes following the news that previous Senior Vice-President and long-standing board member, Anne Campbell, has accepted the role of Vice-Principle at Ayrshire College, and therefore steps down from ICC.

Gavin McDonagh, President of ICC, said:

“I’m delighted that Robert has accepted the offer to serve as Senior Vice-President and would like to wish Anne every success in her new role and thank her for her dedication to the Chamber.

“I look forward to working closely with Robert to further progress the Chamber and ensure a smooth handover of the Presidency to him in June 2020.”  

Above: Andrew Bowman has been appointed Junior Vice-President of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment and Operations at Riverside Inverclyde, has also been appointed as Junior Vice-President, following his appointment to the ICC Board in June 2018.

Other long-term Directors to step down from the Chamber Board are Susan King, Director of BEP Signs, and David Storey, Director of Whyte and Christie

Mr McDonagh continued:

“I’d like to thank both Susan and David for their long service and support of the Chamber and wish them both continued success with their local businesses.

“Andrew’s appointment as Junior Vice-President provides the Chamber with the ability to develop a long-term strategy for the next five years to support and deliver for the wider Inverclyde business community."

As a result of the reshuffle, the Chamber is looking for volunteers to join the Board of Directors to oversee the Chamber's activities.

To ensure representation of Inverclyde’s diverse business community, the Chamber is particularly interested in talented individuals with a background in finance, marketing and social media and human resources.

The Chamber Board meets ten times per annum, where Board members are expected to attend and fully contribute to the strategic direction of the Chamber.

Board members typically serve for a period of two years with an option to be re-elected.

Interested parties with the relevant experience, expertise and motivation to join the Board are asked to send a covering letter to Margaret Moran, senior executive officer, at seo@inverclydechamber.co.uk by no later than close of business, Friday 1 February 2019.

Published: 18 January 2019