Chris Waine, has been appointed as vice-chair following the resignation of Sue Grindrod, who had held the position since 2019. Chris is a director at specialist construction, property and management consultancy Hive Projects and an existing member of the Chamber board.
Jessica Parry, partner at law firm Brabners, Sean Keyes, managing director at engineering group Sutcliffe, and Rob Aitken, partner at financial services firm RSM, all join the Chamber as non-executive directors.
The three experienced professionals were chosen following an extensive selection process.
They will support the board of directors in delivering continuous improvement at the Chamber, which has undertaken significant change in the past 18 months. Changes include relocation to a new office and a restructure of the membership scheme to reflect the city’s changing business landscape, leading to a record number of new members and patrons.
Chris Waine said:
“I am delighted to continue supporting the Chamber but in a new capacity as vice chair of the board. The Chamber continues to evolve and more than ever it is playing a crucial role in supporting businesses at a time of economic volatility. I look forward to working with the existing Chamber team and the new members of the Board. Exciting times ahead.”
Liverpool Chamber delivers a range of engagement activities and international trade support for businesses. Through the Quarterly Economic Survey, it provides the most comprehensive and respected insight into business sentiment in the region and across the UK. It has 16 full-time employees with turnover of approximately £1.1m, generated through membership subscriptions, export advisory services and publicly-funded business support.