SCDI Announce Matt Lancashire as new Deputy Chief Executive

Matt Lancashire has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) as the body drives forward a new 3 year strategy focussed on growing its network and deepening its thought leadership.

Matt, who will take up the new role with immediate effect will work with Sara Thiam, CEO SCDI to deliver the strategy. He will also focus on strategic development, ensuring SCDI continues to be the leading authoritative voice on the economy and delivering commercial growth. Matt has worked for SCDI for just under 3 years as Director of Policy and Public Affairs and has previously held leadership roles in he the private and public sector.

Sara Thiam CEO of SCDI said: “I’m delighted to appoint Matt to the post of deputy CEO, where he will bring his unfaltering dedication and commitment, entrepreneurial flair and deep understand of the Scottish economy in representing the interests of our members”

Thiam added “Our network is growing as we continue to represent the interests of Scottish business and civic society nationally and globally. Increasing the breadth and depth of our membership further enhances our thought leadership work. To deliver this growth investing in the talent of our team is critical for the success of the SCDI network and Scotland as a whole’.

Matt Lancashire commented: “I’m honoured to take on this new role. SCDI has never been more important as we rise to overcome the economic, environmental and social challenges we face and seize the opportunities in front of us.

“I am absolutely committed to providing that voice for our members throughout Scotland, and to ensure we can shape a competitive, sustainable, and growing economy for all’.

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