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SCDI strengthens leadership with new policy lead

SCDI strengthens leadership with new policy lead

SCDI has announced that it is set to bolster its leadership team with the appointment of Matthew Lancashire as its Director of Policy – who has joined this week.

Lancashire, previously Scotland Director for Remploy, replaces Claire Mack who is taking up the post of Scottish Renewables Chief Executive on 2 October. Lancashire will work alongside the recently appointed Chief Executive, Mark Bevan, in heightening the organisations ambition for Scotland to have a more competitive, inclusive and growing economy.

Mark Bevan, SCDI Chief Executive, commented:

“Matt joins us at a time when Scotland, alongside the rest of the UK and the world, faces many challenges. Our private and public sector are significant actors in Scotland’s economy. They are enthusiastic to develop a new ambition, shaping Scotland’s future through an economy which supports our business, public services and people to flourish.”

“Matthew is a remarkable policy specialist with an impressive background in applied policy in the public and private sector. His wealth of experience will be critical in steering SCDI and its membership through uncertain times economically and politically.”

Before joining Remploy Scotland, Lancashire held a number of senior policy roles for the Tobacco Manufacturers Association, Citizens Advice Scotland and the National Union of Students.

Matthew Lancashire commented:

“I am delighted to be joining SCDI as Director of Policy. SCDI has an incredible track record in helping to build an economic framework within which Scottish business can prosper, and society can flourish.

“With significant debate surrounding Scotland’s current and future economic environment, my role will be to give voice to the aspirations of our membership who want us to lead that debate.”