New protagonist on Scottish Ballet’s board
One of Scotland’s most highprofile businessmen has been announced today as the next chair of Scottish Ballet.
Jim Pettigrew, who recently retired as chairman of Virgin Money after overseeing its merger with CYBG, will take the role at the organisation’s annual general meeting in December, succeeding Norman Murray, who has led the board for seven years.
Scottish Ballet noted that Pettigrew brings more than 30 years’ senior leadership experience, in executive and nonexecutive roles. He is currently senior independent director of wealth manager Rathbones as well as chairman of both asset manager Bluebay and Dundee Heritage Trust. Other leadership role son his CV include president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a past chairman of the Scottish Financial Services industry body SFE. He also served as cochair of Scotland’ s Financial Services Advisory Board with the First Minister of Scotland and, during this time, sat on Thecityuk’s advisory board.
He said :“During[ Scottish Ballet’s ]50th anniversary year, I was blown away by their creative flair and am truly inspired by their work engaging with communities. I look forward to bringing my experience to the company, as they continue to shine beyond their golden year.”
Scottish Ballet boss Christopher Hampson said Pettigrew’s “tremendous enthusiasm for all that Scottish Ballet delivers, coupled with his extensive experience, ensures that we enter our next chapter with strong and thoughtful leadership”.