Accountancy firm appoints former Scottish Enterprise chief to chair role

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait has appointed former Scottish Enterprise chief executive Lena Wilson as its new chair.

Wilson served as chief executive of Scottish Enterprise for eight years until October 2017

She is already a non-executive director of businesses including The Royal Bank of Scotland, Intertek Group and ScottishPower Renewables.

She also serves in an advisory and ambassadorial capacity for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

She is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde Business School.

As chair, Wilson will work with Chiene + Tait’s 13 partners to support them in the firm’s continued growth and development.

She takes over the role on 2 December from Gavin Morton who joined the firm in 1985 as its first dedicated tax partner.

Managing partner Carol Flockart said: “Lena’s appointment as Chair is a welcome one.

“It highlights our firm’s ambition, and reflects the significant success and growth we’ve seen in recent years.

“Lena will play an important role in supporting us in the delivery of our ambitions over the next few years.

“As one of the most respected and accomplished business figures in Scotland, she has a wealth of experience across the global community as well as immense insight into the UK economy.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome her to the firm and I look forward to working closely with her as we continue growing our business.”

 Wilson said: “I relish the opportunity to be joining Chiene + Tait, an independent firm that mixes a strong legacy with an energetic and intelligent focus on the future.

“C + T is a successful and dynamic firm which is supporting the economy through excellent advisory services to the individuals and businesses who create growth.

“I’m very pleased to be coming on board for this next phase of the journey where we will focus on further growth and development of the firm’s business and its people.


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