Liz is a pre-eminent business leader who works tirelessly to represent Scotland PLC on a national and international stage.
She brings to her efforts over 30 years’ experience of operating small businesses and a variety of executive and non-executive roles in a range of sectors, which makes her a highly credible force of influence across industry, government and media.
On the world stage, Liz has expanded Scotland’s profile internationally, successfully establishing a new Scottish Trade Office in China and building stronger economic relationships with likeminded business organisations in several countries around the globe.
In addition to her role as Chief Executive of Scotland’s leading business organisation, which represents 30 Chambers of Commerce that comprise a membership of over 12,000 businesses, Liz represents their voice on important trade and employment policy bodies, including the Scottish Government’s Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board, the UK Government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group and the Home Office’s National Advisory Committee.
Liz’s expertise is widely acclaimed by her peers and industry. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and an OBE for services to business. Liz has also been recognised as a Scottish Women of Influence by Business Insider, Scottish Woman of Inspiration by the Association of Scottish Business Women and a Business Influencer in advancing UK-India Trade Relations by India Inc.