New Chair Appointed to York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
11:04am 14th May 2013
Andrew Lindsay, a director and head of the Corporate Department of the Leeds and Sheffield commercial law firm, Lupton, Fawcett, Lee & Priestley, has been appointed as new chairman of Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Andrew replaces immediate past chair Tom Morton, who will be remaining on the Chamber’s board until conclusion of the AGM in October.
Mr Lindsay has a longstanding commitment to the Yorkshire business community, having previously served as a director and President of the York & North Yorkshire Chamber, before becoming a director of the merged Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce in 2008.
Speaking on his appointment, Mr Lindsay reinforced his commitment to working with fellow directors, Chamber members and the executive team, to drive the organisation forward, stating: “This Chamber is a force for good in our region, effectively representing its members and ensuring their concerns are heard at the highest levels of government, both nationally and regionally. With business increasingly working alongside key government partners, universities, local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships, we have all the ingredients in place to help grow our region’s economy after the difficulties of the last few years, and I am looking forward to the challenge.’’
Mr Lindsay went on to say he was encouraged by the government’s response to the Heseltine Report, stating the Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber is determined to play its part in helping deliver the growth agenda throughout the Leeds city region and beyond.
In handing on the chairmanship, Tom Morton said: “(I am) pleased to be passing on the important role of chairman to someone who shares my values and passion for local business, Andrew has already demonstrated his support for the Chamber movement over the years and I know he will be a great ambassador as the Chamber looks to the future.”
Across the Yorkshire business community, Mr Lindsay is a known commercial and corporate lawyer, representing and advising a good many of the region’s high profile employers.
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