East Ren men appointed to GCC

New president Neil Amner with his deputy  Jim McHarg
New president Neil Amner with his deputy Jim McHarg

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has appointed two East Renfrewshire men as its new president and deputy president.

Giffnock lawyer Neil Amner, is its new president for a two-year term.

Amner, a partner with MacRoberts Solicitors, has a strong track record and profile as one of Scotland’s leading transport, environmental and parliamentary lawyers. He succeeds Vic Emery, former chair of the Scottish Police Authority.

His deputy for the term is Clarkston man Jim McHarg, head of learning and HR business partner at Weir Group plc.

At its AGM, Glasgow Chamber also made two new additions to its board of management, and elected three new directors to its ruling council.

The new board members are Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport and chief executive of AGS Airports Limited, and Isabella Miller, head of branch at John Lewis Partnership Glasgow.

Amner said: “I am excited to become president, and impressed by the additions to our board and ruling council. They join us at a time of major development for the Chamber, where we will focus on increasing our influence as a delivery and policy partner in championing Glasgow.

“The new board members and directors bring their wide experience as senior players with some of the city’s most important companies and organisations, to augment the expertise that already we have in our existing members.

“Over the next two years we will be continuously improving the value of membership via campaigns on important issues such as transport and connectivity on behalf of members, a programme of business events and networking including our Glasgow Talks influencer events, export and international trade support, training and workforce development and much more.”