The Inverness Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are nominated from within the membership and voted for by the members.
Nominations aim to ensure best representation of balanced gender, sectoral representation of membership, geographical representation of business location, representative of member business size and representative of public / private sector membership.
Eunice is a partner at Saffery Champness, a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants. Based in Inverness, Eunice has 30 years’ experience in providing assurance and advisory services to private companies, entrepreneurs and not-for- profit entities across Scotland and beyond, including those with international interests. Eunice has worked with businesses across the many sectors that are represented in the Highlands, including aquaculture, infrastructure, oil services and retail. She is known for her pragmatic and hands-on approach to working with clients to achieve their ambitions. Outside of work, Eunice enjoys cooking, curling and catching up with friends and family.
Steve Barron heads up Highland News & Media as Publishing Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the local media, Steve has collaborated on projects with many private and public sector organisations across the Highlands and beyond. Steve believes that the built in resilience of businesses in the north of Scotland mean that we are well placed to bounce back quickly from the effects of the pandemic. A proud Invernessian, outside of work Steve enjoys making the most of the culture, sport and outdoor space on our doorstep.
Experienced hotelier, Ina Davies, manages the brand Courtyard by Marriott, Inverness Airport. With more than 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry, Ina manages the hotel brought to Inverness by owner, Molo Hotels, and operator, RBH, in March 2020. As well as spending 10 years as General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Inverness, Ina has also led the teams at (previously the Ramada Encore) Pentahotel Inverness and Golf View Hotel & Spa. Prior to joining Molo Hotels, Ina spent two years managing the food and beverage team at Inverness College. The new multi-million pound, 130-bedroom modular build is situated within Inverness Airport Business Park, affording quick, easy access to Inverness Airport. It also boasts thoughtfully designed guestrooms, as well as meetings and fitness facilities, a bar and bistro.
Nicola is a Senior Associate at Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors. Originally from Glasgow, she and her husband made the decision to relocate to Inverness in 2016 and he sought work as a rural GP in the Black Isle. Nicola has worked in the Highlands since 2019. She is an experienced commercial lawyer and has specialised in commercial property work since qualifying in 2011. She advises clients from many sectors on all aspects of commercial property and has a clear understanding of the ways in which businesses operate, tailoring her approach to best suit their needs.
Nicola is married and has three young children. When not at work (or dealing with the mountain of washing said young children manage to accumulate – thank goodness for good Highland drying days!) she enjoys running, exploring the Highlands and spending time with family and friends.
Ben is the Product Manager at sfG Software, which provides IT support and software development services to businesses throughout the Highlands, since 2010. Ben attended university in the US, gaining his first degree whilst playing football on a scholarship. After returning to the UK in 2013, Ben began his journey in the world of IT. Whilst learning and developing in management roles at Capgemini for IT support, Level Global for product support and project delivery, Ben also picked up a degree in Business Management with a focus on leadership. Having gained a lot of experience in his various roles, Ben then got the opportunity to join sfG Software. A local lad, Ben lives in Inverness with his wife and two children. Outside of work Ben enjoys playing football, travelling with his family and enjoys lots of food.
Sarah has lived and worked in Inverness since 2012. She is a highly experienced family lawyer and a partner at Brodies, leading their family law team in the Highlands and Islands. She advises clients on all aspects of family law and is the only solicitor in the Highlands who is triple accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in child law, family law and family law mediation. Sarah regularly appears in courts across the Highlands and Islands and is frequently appointed by the courts as a child welfare reporter and curatrix ad litem. She is also a Director of Relationships Scotland-Family Mediation Highland.
Sarah lives in Inverness with her husband and sons and when not working or spending time facilitating her sons’ many extra-curricular activities, enjoys walking, playing the piano and spending time with extended family.
Kirstin is an Associate based in Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie Solicitors’ (WJM) Inverness office, providing corporate and commercial advice to a wide range of businesses in the Highlands and Islands in a variety of areas including, business and share sales and acquisitions, equity investments, partnerships, succession planning, restructuring and re-organisation, commercial contracts, company secretarial and corporate governance as well as advising the charitable and not for profit sector.
Fergus has been the Managing Director at teclan ltd, one of Scotland’s leading Digital Marketing Agencies, since 2010. He is also the founder of Monsternet Highland ltd, a rural broadband service provider, and he also established and created the teclan business centre in Tore. Fergus relocated to the Highlands in 1998 to follow a passion of playing live music and has played in venues all across the Highlands. Self-motivated and with a passion for learning, Fergus taught himself the IT, business and management skills which have shaped his career to date. Fergus lives near Kirkhill with his partner and their daughter. He can often be found wild swimming, playing guitar, or just exploring the natural, wild beauty of the Highlands.
Marc is Group Marketing Manager at Gael Force Group, supply partner of equipment, technology, and services to the global aquaculture sector. He is responsible for the budgeting, planning, and execution of marketing strategies, promotional activity, and communications. With 12 years of experience working at Gael Force, Marc has seen the company rise and grow significantly, and takes a great source of pride from being part of a strong, driven, and hard-working team with a passion for delivering high levels of customer satisfaction. A proud native of Inverness, he is enthusiastic about his belief that the Highland and Islands’ is a hard-working, innovative, and forward-looking region. Marc lives in Inverness with his wife and son, and is a fan of running, especially off the beaten track, and enjoys travelling.