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ScotlandIS Announces New Interim Chief Executive

Ross Kelly

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Karen Meechan currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at ScotlandIS.

Karen Meechan has been appointed as the new interim Chief Executive Officer at ScotlandIS.

Currently, Meechan holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at the tech sector cluster management organisation.

In a statement, ScotlandIS said Meechan will assume the role when current Chief Executive, Jane Morrison-Ross, leaves in February.

Alison McLaughlin, Chair of ScotlandIS, said: “I am pleased to announce that Karen Meechan has agreed to take on the role of Interim CEO when Jane Morrison-Ross departs next month.

“Karen is well known to our partners and members and has worked closely with Jane on the current ScotlandIS strategy and ambition.

“The board is confident that she will lead the ScotlandIS team to build on the organisation’s success and, most importantly, ensure we continue to provide the support our members need over the coming months.”

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Meechan added: “Having worked closely on ScotlandIS’ strategy and operations, as well as with members’ for many years, I am looking forward to helping steer us through the coming months in what is a critical year for Scotland’s digital sector.”

Morrison-Ross is set to join South of Scotland Enterprise as Chief Executive, having served at ScotlandIS since 2019. Morrison-Ross officially took up the role of Chief Executive in October 2019 following the retirement of long-running Chief Exec, Polly Purvis.

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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