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Hibs CEO Dempster to chair City Deal council

Leann Dempster screenshotLeaders from the private and third sectors have been appointed to advise on the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal.

Its regional enterprise council (REC) will be chaired by Leeann Dempster, the chief executive of Hibernian Football Club.

Claire Pattullo of Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network, who has extensive experience in delivering employability programmes and addressing barriers faced by disadvantaged groups, will serve as vice chairman.

The other members are: Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians; David Brown, PwC; Robert Carr, Anderson Strathern; Stephen Drost, CodeBase; Steve Dunlop, Scottish Enterprise; Gavin Hamilton, Taylor Wimpey; Stephen Ingledew, Fintech Scotland; Nile Istephan, Eildon Housing Association; Angela Leitch, East Lothian Council; Polly Purvis, Scotland IS; David Thomson, Food & Drink Federation Scotland; and Damien Yeates, Skills Development Scotland.

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