New appointments to the Ministerial Trade Board for Scotland

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June 2022

Russell Dalgleish has been asked to extend his role with Scotland's Board of Trade chaired by Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise.

The membership of the Board has been refreshed to bring onboard leading players from Scotland's commercial ecosystem including Eric Balish, Bank ABC; David Currie, Proserv; Gillian Docherty OBE, University of Strathclyde; Simon Forrest, Nova Innovation; Richard Knox, Verlume; Sarah Lynagh, Fios Genomics; Marcus Pickering, Pickering's Gin; Paul Sheerin, Scottish Engineering; Gary White, IQVIA; James Withers and James Varga, DirectID.

The Board Remit is to:

  • Provide advice, ideas and insight to support the International Trade and Investment Directorate and partners on the continued delivery of projects and actions in 'A Trading Nation: a plan for growing Scotland’s exports, in partnership with Scottish Development International.
  • Advise and provide insights on the trading situation with key Scottish sectors and their capacity to mobilise to increase their exports and provide a challenge function on the economic, commercial and operational environment Scotland’s businesses are exporting in and how these issues impact on ambitions to grow Scotland’s exports at a time when a range of factors have driven a reduction in export sales.
  • Promote and participate in the 'One Scotland' collaborative approach to working across the public, private and academic sectors and use this collaboration to propose new ideas to help increase Scotland’s international profile and boost export performance.
  • Champion the benefits of exporting to businesses through members’ own and wider business networks, at home and abroad, including through peer-to-peer mentoring.
"I am honoured to sit alongside such a group of dynamic individuals and looking forward to drawing on the experience of Scots around the world to assist in my input." - Russell Dalgleish, member of the Advisory Board

If your organisation could benefit from Russell's experience, expertise, and energy as an advisor then please do get in touch.

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