New president appointed at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Edel Harris
Edel Harris

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new president.

Edel Harris was confirmed as president at the Chamber’s annual general meeting as Alec Carstairs stood down having completed his two-year term.

Ms Harris is chief executive of Cornerstone, one of Scotland’s largest social care organisations, it provides a wide range of health and social care services to people with disabilities and other support needs.

Speaking after her appointment, she said: “I feel very honoured to represent the business community of the North-east of Scotland in my new role as president.

“As someone who has lived and worked in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for the last 26 years, I am passionate about the area.

“I am committed to supporting the Chamber and its members to ensure the region remains a great place to live and work.”

Two existing board members were confirmed as vice-presidents of the board and they were joined by four new elected board members.

John Brebner, city director - Aberdeen at Clydesdale Bank, and Peter Sharp, a consultant at Pinsent Masons LLP, are now serving as vice presidents.

Joining the board after having been elected by the membership are:

  • Stephen Nicol, chief financial officer at Wood Group PSN
  • Judith Thorpe, co-owner and director at Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Limited
  • Jill Webster, director at Rubberatkins and until recently councillor and provost of Aberdeenshire Council
  • Jennifer Young, chairman and partner at Ledingham Chalmers LLP
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