Board, Council and Chamber Staff

Day to day management of the Chamber is undertaken by an Executive Team headed by a Chief Executive who in turn is responsible to the Chamber Council.

The Chamber Council, a representation of the Chamber’s members and partners across all types and sizes of industry, appoints the Office Bearers, consisting of a President, a Vice President and a Treasurer. The Office Bearers and other nominated Council Directors comprise an Operating Board to whom the Executive Team report.

Chief Executive  

Portrait of Liz McAreavey

Liz McAreavey


Scott Black - FWB Park Brown Ltd


Kirstee Macbeth - Propellor Consulting Ltd

John Watson - Edinburgh Airport 


Brian Scouler - Independent Consultant 

Council Members:

Alastair Hutt - Royal Bank of Scotland

Alan Coats - Bank of Scotland

Dr Ali Afshar - AMA Newtown Ltd

Ewan Aitken - Cyrenians

Hugh Rutherford - Montagu Evans LLP

Jeremy Chittleburgh - Chiene & Tait

Prof. Joe Goldblatt - Queen Margaret University

John Watson - Edinburgh Airport

Ron Kitchin - Leith Chamber of Commerce

George Lowder - Transport For Edinburgh                                                                                                                                      

John Donnelly - Marketing Edinburgh

Fiona Doherty - Forth Ports

Roddy Smith - Essential Edinburgh

Andrew Muir - Farrpoint Ltd

Kirstee Macbeth - AKA Scotland

Graham Hill - Arcadis

Mairi O'Keefe - Leuchie House

Johnny Petrie - Edinburgh Rugby

Chris Sheldon - Turcan Connell  

Kerry Dewar - Edinburgh Napier University  

Honorary Members: 

Sir Angus Grossart

Sir Tom Farmer 

Shonaig Macpherson 

Barry Sealey 


Image credit: Tuskite Photography 

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