Lena Wilson appointed as Chiene + Tait’s new chair
Dr Lena Wilson CBE, one of Scotland’s most prolific and experienced business leaders, has been appointed as the new chair at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T).
Dr Wilson has over 30 years’ business experience across more than 40 countries. She spent eight years as the highly-regarded CEO of Scottish Enterprise before stepping down in 2017.
She is currently a non-executive director for a number of high-profile businesses including FTSE 50 companies The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Intertek Group plc.
Dr Wilson also serves a number of organisations in an advisory and ambassadorial capacity including The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo and Beatson Cancer Charity, and is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde Business School.
As chair, Dr Wilson will work with C + T’s 13 partners to support them in the firm’s continued growth and development. She takes over the role on 2 December from Gavin Morton who joined C+T in 1985 as its first dedicated Tax Partner.
Carol Flockhart, C+T’s managing partner, said: “Lena’s appointment as Chair is a welcome one. It highlights our firm’s ambition and reflects the significant success and growth we’ve seen in recent years. Lena will play an important role in supporting us in the delivery of our ambitions over the next few years.
“As one of the most respected and accomplished business figures in Scotland, she has a wealth of experience across the global community as well as immense insight into the UK economy. We are absolutely delighted to welcome her to the firm and I look forward to working closely with her as we continue growing our business.”
Dr Wilson said: “I relish the opportunity to be joining Chiene + Tait, an independent firm that mixes a strong legacy with an energetic and intelligent focus on the future. C + T is a successful and dynamic firm which is supporting the economy through excellent advisory services to the individuals and businesses who create growth.
“I’m very pleased to be coming on board for this next phase of the journey where we will focus on further growth and development of the firm’s business and its people.”