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Tim Allan FRSA serves as the President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Tim is a private equity and property entrepreneur with many outside philanthropic interests. He is CEO of Unicorn Property Group, deeply involved in the regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront, among other Scottish and UK property investments. Tim is a Member of Court at the University of St Andrews and also a Vice Chair of the V&A Museum of Design Campaign.

 Graduating from St Andrews in 1988, he served in the British Army for 10 years including 2 years as Equerry to The Duke of York, and thereafter spent 7 years in private wealth management working for Citigroup and UBS with some of the UK’s most prominent entrepreneurs.

In 2005, he founded Unicorn, an award winning Scottish property business with a commercial and residential portfolio across the country, particularly in the regeneration of Dundee. 

Tim has had extensive interests in the fuel forecourt sector being a founder and director of Motor Fuel Group, the second largest independent fuel retailer in the UK with more than 370 stations turning over £2bn per year.

Outside his business, Tim was a member of the Scotland Committee of the BIG Lottery Fund for 7 years, and was formerly the Chair of Young Enterprise Scotland, the leading business and enterprise education charity in Scotland.  He served as President of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2016.

 In April 2010, Tim was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. 

 

 

 


 

Liz Cameron’s career spans more than 30 years and has held senior positions in the private sector where her strategic leadership and visionary focus are widely acclaimed.  


Liz is a much sought after commentator on behalf of business, and recognised for her success in setting up and successfully running a number of small businesses.  Her business expertise is widely utilised through a number of non-executive Directorships in Scotland and the USA. Liz currently serves as Director for WEVOLUTION, a Scottish charity promoting entrepreneurship as a route to better life chances, and is on the Brain Trust of Tedx Glasgow. Liz has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Scottish National Lottery Fund. 

 

Liz is recognised in the Scottish Business Insider’s Top 10 Women of Influence in Scotland, shortlisted as Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2013 Scottish Business Awards and recently awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2014 for her outstanding services to business and commerce.

 





 

 

Russell joined the Chamber in February 2016. He was previously managing partner at the Newcastle office of a global marketing agency network, regional managing director for Trinity Mirror North East and also founded his own marketing & communications consultancy Press Ahead, which he ran for nearly a decade.  

Originally from Aberdeen, Russell returned to the city after an absence of more than 20 years, having started his career with the Press & Journal.

During his time in the ‘other’ North East, he was involved with many initiatives and campaigns around the themes of inward investment, economic development, place marketing, major event bids and the skills agenda.

As part of his role, he represents the Chamber and its stakeholders on various boards and committees as well as ongoing engagement with the British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

He is passionate about the success of the area and sees AGCC as having a key role to play in helping to position city and shire as even better places to live, work, study, invest and do business

 



Heather is a highly skilled and engaging business leader with major experience in building a profitable global food business from £75m UK only based, to £300m with 9 manufacturing sites in 5 countries. A core financial background enhanced to become a broad competent all-round leader through significant experience across a wide spectrum of business activities, including but not limited to:  Strategic planning, M&A, UK & international corporate governance, organizational redesign, cultural change agent, leadership & management development, refinancing, covenant resetting, commercial and operational leadership, overseas market expansion, exceptional cash management and cost control.

Heather previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Baxters Food Group

 


Liz McAreavey enjoyed an entrepreneurial career spanning 16 years, the highlight of which was Le Bistro Hospitality, the business she founded, growing it to become Scotland’s largest independent catering and hospitality company, which she led to a successful exit through a trade sale in 2001. This was followed by a period of business consultancy joining the management team at Loch Lomond Shores as Commercial Director in 2002.  Liz was Outstanding Scottish Businesswoman of the Year in 1999.

In 2005 Liz joined Deloitte to lead their Brand and Business Development for Scotland. In 2007 she became a Director at Ernst & Young, heading up their Market Leadership Strategy as Business Development Leader UK&I. In 2010 Liz joined Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce as Director of Development and project managed the ‘Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference’ in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government for 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Following a number of roles at the Chamber including Director of Operations Liz has now stepped up to Acting Chief Executive. 

 


 

Stuart joined the Chamber in 2009 and has worked with the Chamber Board and Council and the Chamber team to build the Chamber's voice on policy, evolve member services and increase the Chamber's contribution to Glasgow's ambitious economic strategy.

 

Examples most recently include the Chamber's focus on improving Glasgow's transport connections, increasing its member event portfolio such as Glasgow Talks, CROWD and Behind the Scenes and actively supporting the work of the Glasgow Economic Commission.

Stuart sits on the Glasgow Economic Leadership group and is a director of Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

 


Waiyin has extensive leadership experience across the public and not-for-profit sectors in health care in Scotland, England and Wales. Passionate about unleashing talents, she set up her own consultancy, Wai Beyond, to inspire and nurture greatness in people, teams and organisations. Prior to this, she spent 16 years as Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire and Arran, describing her role as ‘creating an environment to succeed’.

 

Waiyin puts back into the community – serving as President, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, and currently as Board member, Ayrshire College and Chair of University of the West of Scotland.  

 

A former karate international medalist, she co-founded and is Chair of Ayrshire Sportsability Charitable Trust, to promote health and well-being through sports for people with a disability.

 

She was awarded Woman of Inspiration in the Association of Scottish Business Women New Year Honours 2014, in recognition of services to others in the business world in Scotland.

 

 



Hazel Moffat is a Partner at global law firm, DLA Piper has extensive knowledge of public law, parliamentary drafting and procedures, government affairs, freedom of information and the general public sector.

Hazel has worked closely with central and local government, executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies, industry and professional regulatory bodies as well as regulated bodies and private sector companies.


 

Linda Scott has served as Chief Executive of West Lothian Chamber since 2012 and has created new commercial opportunities for the Chamber and built partnerships with global players including Mitsubishi.

Linda was previously Managing Director of Gourmet Events Scotland, a nationwide catering & hospitality company.


In January 2014 Maggie Morrison was appointed Director, Business Development, Public Sector CGI Scotland. Prior to joining CGI Maggie was Account General Manager for Hewlett Packard, Scotland and previously held senior leadership positions at Cisco, 3Com and Cabletron. 

A graduate of Aberdeen University (MA Hons French and German) and speaks fluent French, German and Dutch.

She has rich international experience, having worked and lived in France, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA.  Recognised as a leader within the Industry, her interest and passion is focussed on skills and the ability for Scottish business to compete internationally, attracting continued investment opportunities.  

She is a Non-Executive Director of The Wise Group, a Leadership Group Member of 2020 Climate Group Scotland, Special Industry Advisor to Skills Development Scotland, and a lead commentator on technology and skills.  

 


Ray is the Managing Director of Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, of the largest oil and gas producers in the UK. Ray is responsible for overseeing all of the company's UK interests and operations, moving forward Nexen's growth stately for the region and promoting safety, integrity and environmental responsibility throughout Nexen's UK Facilities.

 

He has 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry working internationally for world-leading companies.

 

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from RGIT he went on to gain an MSc [Distinction] in Offshore Engineering majoring in production, drilling and reservoir technology.

 

He is Vice Chair and Director of Oil & Gas UK, sits on the board of the newly established Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Co-Chair of the Area Asset Stewardship board within the Oil & Gas Authority, a past Director of OPITO and past chair of their Global Standards Approval Committee.

 

Past member of OPITO Steering Committee on Modern Apprenticeships and an active member of various OGIK cross industry groups.

 

Ray is passionate about developing staff and young people, with a strong focus on future industry skills.

 


Neil Amner became President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in January 2016 and chairs Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Economic Advisory Group.  Neil is currently in position as partner with Anderson Strathern.

 

From a background in commercial property work, Neil has developed a strong track record as one of Scotland’s leading transport, environmental and parliamentary lawyers. He is known for pragmatic commercial as well as detailed legal advice.

 

Neil is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK, a member of the European Aviation Law Association and acts as general counsel to the European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum.

His transport practise encompasses contractual and regulatory aspects of rail (passenger and freight), tram, roads, logistics, bus / coach, aviation, ferry and short sea shipping and harbours operational and infrastructure matters.

Neil is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Environmental Law Committee, the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and a Director of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

Neil was educated at The Glasgow Academy and The University of Glasgow.