Keith Anderson, ScottishPower manager, highlights goals as he takes over as chairman of CBI Scotland

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By Ian McConnell

“never been a more challenging time for business”never been a more challenging time for business.

“collective knowledge, expertise and determination to present business as a force for good and a means to come out the other side better and stronger – with jobs, investment and economic growth benefiting every town and village in the country.”collective knowledge, expertise and determination to present business as a force for good and a means to make the other side better and stronger, benefiting every town and village in the country from jobs, investment and economic growth.

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He added that it is important for the CBI Scotland to be “a leading voice and advocate in driving economic recovery” from the coronavirus crisis that will “deliver a clean, green and prosperous future for the nation.”

He described 2021, with the United Nations COP26 climate change conference coming to Glasgow in November, as a “milestone” for Scotland. He said this was “a great opportunity for Scottish companies – from John O’ Groats to Jedburgh – to show the world what we are doing to tackle climate change and create a net-zero economy that is fair for all.”

Anderson, who succeeded Hutcheon on Jan. 1, previously served as CBI Scotland’s deputy chairman. The leader of ScottishPower also joins the Chairmanship Committee of the CBI, the body responsible for setting and steering the agenda of the business organization in the UK. Niveau.

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In establishing the Scottish Leaders Mentoring Network, CBI Scotland noted that Mr. Anderson played a key role. The goal of this joint project between ScottishPower and CBI Scotland is to foster and mentor the next generation of female leaders in Scotland.

As vice chair of CBI Scotland, Jennifer Young, managing partner of the law firm Ledingham Chalmers, will succeed Mr. Anderson.

Tracy Black, CBI Scotland director, said, “Keith is very well placed to help shape CBI Scotland’s work ahead of the important COP26 summit this year.”

She said Mr Hutcheon had “shown exemplary leadership during some extremely turbulent times”. Ms. Black added, “Graham has been a tremendous support throughout the Brexit process and has played a key role in cementing relationships with government and the local business community.”

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