Nora has over 22 years of experience of agency, specialising in corporate, public sector and government communications, advising both large organisations as well as start-up companies, across a wide range of sectors, including property/construction, finance, healthcare, technology and FMCG.Nora currently serves as the Chairperson of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and President of the British Chambers of Commerce.
Nora was voted Scottish Businesswoman of the Year in 2003 and nominated by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen for an Outstanding Contribution to Business in 2006.
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. 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 was head-hunted to join Baxters Food Group in 2003 and over the years was promoted to various roles including Director of Strategy. Heather currently serves as Group Strategy & Treasury Director. During her time at Baxters, Heather led various international efforts and spent time in Europe & Africa and established a sales and administrative function in Australia.
In the last 12 months Heather has managed 2 acquisitions for Baxters Food Group including a company in Australia and a UK based company.
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.
Nick is CEO of Bright Purple, one of Scotland’s largest and privately owned technology & financial services recruitment companies. Having worked in the recruiting industry since 1989, Nick was one of the founders of Bright Purple in 1995. A multi-million pound, award winning Scottish head quartered business, operating across the UK and Europe.
Nick is also a serving member of the board of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and also the British Chambers of Commerce Lithuania. He is an advisor to young entrepreneurial businesses through the Entrepreneurial Spark initiative.
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.
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.
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