Anderson steps up

New CBI Scotland chairman focused on green recovery

Keith Anderson ScottishPower

Keith Anderson: ‘challenging time’ (pic: Terry Murden)

ScottishPower chief executive Keith Anderson has taken over from Edrington’s Graham Hutcheon as chairman of CBI Scotland with a mission to focus on the green recovery.

Mr Anderson also joins the CBI chairs’ committee, the body responsible for setting and steering CBI policy at a UK level.

A longstanding member of the CBI, he joined the Scotland council in 2019 and currently serves as vice chairman.

He played a key role in developing the Scottish Leaders Mentoring Scheme, a joint initiative between ScottishPower and CBI Scotland to encourage and provide mentoring for the next generation of female business leaders in Scotland. 

Tracy Black, CBI Scotland director, said:  “Keith is extremely well positioned to help shape CBI Scotland’s work ahead of this year’s all-important COP26 summit in Glasgow.

“His knowledge, experience and expertise will be invaluable as we look to build back better from the pandemic and institute a truly green recovery in Scotland and beyond.”

Mr Anderson said: “There’s never been a more challenging time for the business community and, as such, it’s imperative CBI Scotland is a leading voice and advocate in driving the economic recovery that will deliver a clean, green and prosperous future for the nation.”

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