Lord Smith of Kelvin appointed Scottish Enterprise chairman

Lord Smith of Kelvin has been appointed chairman of Scotland’s main economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise.

Lord Smith is one of Scotland’s most experienced boardroom bosses, having led organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Previous roles have included chairing Weir Group and energy giant SSE.

He currently chairs Alliance Trust, British Business Bank, IMI, Forth Ports and Clyde Gateway.

Lord Smith’s appointment comes just weeks after Scottish Enterprise announced a major new strategy.

Having previously focused on supporting high-growth companies, it aims to promote secure, fulfilling jobs and tackle inequalities.

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