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New chair of the board of Scottish Enterprise appointed

Bob Keiller to join Scottish Enterprise team.
New chair of the board of Scottish Enterprise appointed

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, John Swinney, announced the appointment of Bob Keiller to succeed Crawford Gillies as the new chair of the board of Scottish Enterprise from 1 January, 2016.

 “I am looking forward to working with the team at Scottish Enterprise to build on the good work they have been doing and help them to improve even more,” said Keiller. “Scotland needs a vibrant and inclusive economy and Scottish Enterprise has a catalytic part to play in achieving this."

Keiller is the Wood Group chief executive officer having held the position since November 2012. He will step down from this position on 31 December 2015. He was formerly chief executive of Wood Group PSN from April 2011 and CEO of Production Services Network prior to its acquisition by Wood Group. He was previously chairman of the Offshore Contractors Association, the Helicopter Issues Task Group, the Entrepreneurial Exchange and co-Chair of Oil and Gas UK.

The appointment will be for three years, commencing on 1 January, 2016 and ending on 31 December, 2018.

The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of US$ 793 dollars (£514) per day for a time commitment of one and a half days per week.

This appointment is regulated by the commissioner for ethical standards in public life in Scotland. 

Image: Bob Keiller/ Scottish Government

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