Inverness Chamber's Board of Directors are all elected by the members, so the organisation is truly democratic and responsive to members' needs.
Liam Christie - President
Liam Christie is a Director of North Highland Events and Promotions Ltd with over 20 years' experience in Commercial Sales holding various positions as a Senior Commercial Manager and Director within Financial Services and Retail industries. Liam is heavily involved in local community fund raising and also hosts a radio programme on www.northhighlandradio.co.uk
George Moodie - Vice President
George is a career Banker having worked with the Clydesdale Bank for 28 years. He currently heads up the Commercial and Agri Business Banking Team for the North of Scotland leading a team of experienced Relationship Managers across the Highlands & Islands, Moray, Aberdeen & Aberdeen-shire. In his spare time he likes to coach youth football and spend quality time with family & friends. George's focus is to build excellent working relationships where there is a high level of trust in us to provide clear and successful business direction. whilst enjoying spending quality family time with his wife, kids and dogs.
Michael was brought up in Edinburgh, and studied Philosophy at St Andrews University before moving to the Highlands in 1995. He began working for JBT Ltd, a Scottish-focused road haulage and distribution company, in 1996, as Inverness Assistant Manager and completed an MBA at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, via distance learning, in 2001. He has been a Director of JBT Distribution Ltd since 2005, and was part of the management buy-out in 2010. Michael is also a Shareholder Director of ParcelinQ Ltd, a Highlands-based parcel delivery company.
Kathryn works as Managing Director of Nevis Environmental where she focuses on scientific research and commercial expertise, and leads a multi-disciplinary team. She has founded and run her own marine bio-technology business, consulted for various small business, and has worked in knowledge exchange, creating links between businesses and all of Scotland’s universities, particularly those in the Highlands. Kathryn has been attending Chamber events for the last five years in Inverness and having seen the significant contribution it makes to local business. This is an exciting time for the growth of the City and the region and Kathryn feels that being a part of that, as a Director of the Chamber is real opportunity to lend her skills and voice to help the team achieve our aims for the members.
Andy Gray is a Director with Allied Surveyors Scotland where he heads up the Commercial Department in the North of Scotland. Working from the Inverness office he covers an area stretching from Fort William to Shetland and from the Western Isles to Keith undertaking the valuation, disposal and energy assessments of all types of commercial property. Andy grew up in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and after graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2006, worked for a surveying firm in Glasgow before moving north to Inverness in 2008 to join Allied Surveyors as a Graduate Surveyor. Andy is married with a 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter and when he's not spending time with them he enjoys following his football team and attempting to play golf.
ROAVR Unmanned Aerial Systems
Matthew spent ten years as a tree surgeon before selling that business and stepping sideways into consultancy. He took the opportunity to incorporate SUAS into the consultancy as early as 2009 before full integration in 2013 with the founding of ROAVR in the Scottish Highland Capital of Inverness. Matthew has worked across the UAS industry as both an operator, ground school instructor flight assessor and consultant. Within ROAVR Matthew has carried out operations as diverse as oil rig inspection to features films. Matthew lives in Culloden and has been in the Highlands since 2011. He is passionate about the city, its people and the opportunities of us all.
Highland Office Equipment
George Lowe is a Senior Sales Executive with Highland Office Equipment. George has over 8 years’ experience in the office equipment and printing industry. He is a well-known face across the Highlands and Islands, looking after businesses from Caithness down to Oban, as well as in and around Inverness and the surrounding areas. George is very passionate about all business sectors and has built up a great working relationship with his customers, from small business all the way through to large corporate accounts. Outside of work, George enjoys spending quality family time with his seven year old son, watching him develop and grow.
Eunice is a partner at Saffery Champness, a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants. Based in Inverness, Eunice has over 27 years’ experience in providing assurance and advisory services to private companies, entrepreneurs and not-for- profit entities across Scotland and beyond, including those with international interests. Eunice has worked with businesses across the many sectors that are represented in the Highlands, including aquaculture, infrastructure, oil services and retail. She is known for her pragmatic and hands-on approach to working with clients to achieve their ambitions. Outside of work, Eunice enjoys cooking, curling and catching up with friends and family.
Andrew Stott is an associate at Ledingham Chalmers, specialising in corporate and commercial advice, and transactional work. Andrew also advises on general commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, and corporate governance matters. He believes the Highlands have built a reputation for innovation, acumen, and entrepreneurship and that Chamber has a central role in maintaining that reputation, supporting both start-ups and established organisations. Andrew believes that taking up a position on the board is a great way to use his skills and knowledge to play a part in driving things forward, and helping to make that happen while - on a personal level - deepening his involvement with the local business community.