Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced that George McKay, its current Chief Executive, is to step down from his role at the end of this month.
George has been a passionate advocate during his time in the role of CEO of the third sector, recovery, and regeneration and will continue to support those organisations as an Inverclyde citizen and member of ICC.
Reflecting on his time as CEO, George said:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed leading ICC over the past 13 months.
“It has been a challenging time for ICC, and the businesses we support, but I feel proud to have been able to provide support to our local businesses with advice, clear updates on government policy, and creating virtual opportunities for our members to meet throughout the pandemic.
“As we move into 2022, I believe our members will need continuing, and possibly increased, support from ICC, lobbying the government and local authority on issues impacting business, providing advice and support, and reconnecting business communities.
“This needs a full-time focus, and I have been delighted to work with the ICC Board to appoint Shari Workman, ICC’s first Membership Engagement Manager.
“I believe that I have helped to prepare ICC for the future and can now step back a little to have more time for myself and my other interests.”
ICC is committed to its strategy of helping to grow the local economy, create employment, and increase productivity through inclusive growth supporting the local community and businesses.
Mark Spragg, President of ICC, said:
“On behalf of the Board, I’d like to thank George for his commitment and efforts.
“I am sure I speak for all our members in thanking George for his hard work and efforts, particularly in recent months as the ICC successfully bought back “live” networking and training events, alongside our virtual offering, and delivered two successful virtual trade missions to Colombia and Italy.
“I know that George has been working several more hours than his part-time role allowed for. His enthusiasm and business experience has been a real asset to the ICC members’ and I am delighted that he will remain a committed member of the Chamber in the future.”