Chair - SCC
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.
Chief Executive - SCC
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Robert Collier joined the Chamber as Chief Executive in April 2009. Prior to joining the Chamber he was an independent consultant, Marketing Director of Parkdeen Holidays, Managing Director of RGIT in Aberdeen and the CEO of Tourism South-east.
He is an elected member of the British Chambers of Commerce Policy Advisory Group; member of the Board and Council of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce; a member of the ACSEF Management Team; Chair of ACSEF Planning Modernisation Group; and a member of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) steering group.
On behalf of the interests of members of the Chamber, he sits on a variety of groups and committees covering such diverse factors as climate change, community planning, airport development and food and farming.
Baxters Food Group
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.
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
David has over 25 years’ experience at Strategic and Executive level, working at Unilever plc while adding to his remit in Strategic and Business Planning, Financial Management, Brand and Customer Development. His career with Unilever plc took him all over the world, until he returned to Scotland in 2007 to take up a Strategic Directorship role with the McCurrach Group, managing leading global brands in Grocery Retail.
David was appointed to the role of Chief Executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in January 2012.
First Scottish Group
John served as Managing Director of The First Scottish Group from 1987 - 2012. After retirement.
John was appointed as chairman of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club from 1999 - 2013.
John also assists a number of charity/voluntary organisations including Visit Dunfermline and has served as a director of SCC for 1 year and held various other directorships over the years.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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.
Dr Waiyin Hatton
BA(Hons), DipHSM, DMS, MBA, PhD, MIHM, CIHM, MAC, FRSA
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 – she is President, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce; Board member, Ayrshire College and Court Governor, 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.
Bright Purple Resourcing
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.
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