An announcement from the EDAS Board
Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) Chair, Liz McEntee, has decided to step down at the conclusion of her three-year term in office.
Liz has been widely praised by economic development professionals for the way in which she has led EDAS and wider sector discussions during what has been a challenging and rewarding time in office, including throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Under her stewardship, the member base has grown and the Association continued to deliver a range of valuable services and benefits to our members. This included migrating online to deliver our series of events (including our successful “Covid Conversations” programme) and CPD training during lockdown, with activities since evolving into a successful hybrid programme.
During this time, EDAS has developed a new vision and strategy and put subjects such as the transition to net zero, community wealth building and the need to strengthen our circular economy into the spotlight.
Liz says, “It has been a genuine privilege and pleasure to lead EDAS over the last three years but I feel now is the right time to hand over the reins, as we begin to create our next strategy for the years ahead.”
Liz moves on with thanks and best wishes from the EDAS board.
Vice-chair Charlie Woods will oversee all work on an interim basis until a new Chair is appointed.
That recruitment process is already underway. Please see here for more info.