KIRSTIN MacDonald, Associate at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM), has been appointed as a Director of the Inverness Chamber of Commerce.
Kirstin specialises in corporate law, making her the perfect fit to advocate for the Chamber’s 400+ business member organisations as she takes on the leading role for the next three years.
Inverness Chamber of Commerce is the largest independent business membership organisation based in the Highlands & Islands. With over 50 events held each year, its goal is to connect, support and represent its members at a regional, national, and international level.
To have been considered for directorship at the Chamber, all representatives must be part of a member organisation for at least one year and nominated by two member businesses.
Kirstin said: “It is a sincere honour to be appointed as director of an organisation that does so much to bring businesses together across Inverness and the North of Scotland.
“To be WJM’s first representative in the Chamber is a real privilege, and it will be a pleasure to work with the new chief executive Colin Marr over the coming years. I can’t wait to embark on this new role and act as an advocate for business owners and employers in the community.
Originally from Fife and an alumna of the University of Dundee, Kirstin joined the WJM team in 2014 and has since called Inverness her home. She is also the first representative from the leading law firm to be appointed a role at the Chamber.
As a non-executive director, some of Kirstin’s role will be to regularly participate in Chamber events, help formulate and steer the Chamber’s strategy, identify and mitigate risks for the membership, and approve potential future members.
Angus MacLeod, Head of WJM’s Inverness office, said: “Kirstin’s expertise will be invaluable in helping the Chamber to navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape that businesses face today.
“There is no one better equipped to take on this important role and to represent Inverness’ business community. All of Kirstin’s colleagues are incredibly proud of this achievement and we wish her all the best in her new role.”
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