New roles at Business in the Community

Davidson and Rodney join Prince’s charity board

Sarah DavidsonPhilip RodneyChairman of Business in the Community Scotland, and Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia, has welcomed the strengthening of the charity’s advisory board with the addition of two members.

Sarah Davidson, director general communities for the Scottish Government, and Philip Rodney (both pictured), chairman of Burness Paull, have been welcomed on to the advisory board of Prince Charles’ responsible business charity.

The double announcement comes ahead of the annual Responsible Business Awards, which take place on 28 June.

The appointments reflect Business in the Community’s ambitions for a Scotland where business plays a key role in creating a positive impact across education, employment, enterprise and the environment.

Announcing the appointments, Jane Wood, managing director of Business in the Community Scotland and national director of external affairs, said: “Sarah and Philip’s appointments will bring new and valued expertise to Business in the Community Scotland’s Board as we drive responsible business behaviour in Scotland.”

Mrs Gadhia said: “Their appointments signal our commitment to growing the responsible business movement in Scotland.

“Sarah and Philip bring a wealth of experience and insight to the advisory board, which will be invaluable as we continue to tackle critical social issues and drive change in the workplace and communities throughout Scotland.”

Ms Davidson has been a civil servant since 1995, with a wide range of experience in both policy and service delivery. Her career has principally been in central government, although she was seconded to the Scottish Parliament for four years following devolution where she established the Public Audit and Finance Committee offices and was subsequently Director of the Holyrood Building Project.

Mr Rodney is a commercial litigator with more than 30 years’ experience. His specialisms are reputation management and product liability, where he acts for a number of global as well as national clients. He is chairman of the firm with responsibility for strategy and governance. Philip’s position on the advisory board will allow BITC Scotland to offer crucial guidance for our members on issues around business resilience and sustainability.

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