Eunice McAdam, Board of Directors President, Inverness Chamber of Commerce

Inverness Chamber Seeks Next Cohort of Directors as it Devises Next Five-Year Strategy

This is an exciting time for Inverness Chamber of Commerce. Last year we appointed a new CEO and four new Directors, and we are currently devising our strategy for the next five years.

The Chamber is run for the benefit of our members. Our Directors therefore play a vital role in ensuring that our member companies are represented in our decision making, as well as providing our strategic direction and reviewing our financial and operational performance.

At the Chamber’s 2024 AGM on Friday 26 April, a number of the current Directors reach the end of their term on the Board. So, we are inviting nominations from our membership for new Directors.

Do you have ambitions for Highland businesses and ideas on how we deliver our services? If you think you can represent your whole business sector, not just yourself and your business, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Anyone with appropriate experience and employed with a member business, that has been in membership for at least one year, is eligible and we would welcome interest from all Chamber members.

At the moment, we would particularly appreciate representation from large industrial companies, young business owners and the hospitality and tourism sector, as these sectors are currently under-represented on our board.

Eunice McAdam, Board of Directors President, said: “I’d like to thank our Directors who have completed their terms and will be stepping down for their time, energy and dedication to the Chamber and our business community.

“For me it’s an opportunity to serve our membership – a community that I feel very passionate about. As a Chamber of Commerce, we look to represent the collective ambition of The Highlands, acting as a voice for the area at a nation level on many key issues. That is why we want business leaders and professionals who share our aspirations and can represent the views and insights of as many sectors as possible. It’s also an exciting time as we look to forge the next five years of the Chambers strategy to support, connect and represent our members so I urge those who think they have something to contribute.”

If you’d like more information then please download the briefing pack and if you’d like an informal chat about the board with our CEO or board president then please email to arrange this.

Nomination Process

Nominations should be submitted by Thursday 4th April 2024 at 5.00pm.

Your nomination forms should be submitted to Paula Nicol, Deputy Chief Executive, by email – – along with confirmation that the nominee is willing to serve on the Board if elected.

All nominations must be supported by two member companies other than the nominee’s own company.

Nominated representatives should submit a headshot profile picture and short biography, as well as a statement outlining their reasons for standing for election, and the skills and experience they would bring to the Board.

A ballot will be held by email prior to Inverness Chamber’s AGM on Friday 26th April if the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies and the result will be announced at the AGM. If a ballot is held then the above information will be sent out to all members who are eligible to vote in the ballot.

Download the briefing pack today here

And download your nomination form here

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