The Scotsman

New pro­tag­o­nist on Scot­tish Bal­let’s board

- By EMMA NEW­LANDS Arts · Wealth · Society · Scotland · Dundee · Virgin Money · CYBG plc · Dundee Heritage Trust · Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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”.

 ??  ?? 0 Pet­ti­grew has chaired Vir­gin Money and SFE
0 Pet­ti­grew has chaired Vir­gin Money and SFE

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