NOV 00] THE CHAMBER NEWS
Appoints New Chief Executive
new chief executive has been appointed to take the helm at Coventry
and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Training and Enterprise.
leaves his post as chief executive of the East Mercia Chamber of
Commerce & Industry, which covers the Burton-on-Trent, Walsall,
Cannock and Tamworth areas.
is to come to Coventry to replace Malcolm Gillespie, who is moving to
become the chief executive of the new local Coventry Learning and Skills Council.
is an excellent opportunity to lead and develop one of the most
significant chambers in the country.
will be very sad to leave Walsall, a place I have become very
attached to, but this opening is one I certainly could not dismiss.
am eagerly anticipating making new friends and forming relationships
with businesses and partners in Coventry and Warwickshire that will
ensure continued success, building on the terrific work put in place
by Malcolm Gillespie and the existing Chamber staff."
chairman David Burton said:
are delighted to announce the appointment of David Frost as the new
chief executive of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber, a post
he is likely to begin early in the new year.
is the ideal candidate to continue the development of The Chamber,
building on the successes of the past few years.
remain committed to working in partnership with a wide range of
local stakeholders and to play a part in the further economic
development of Coventry and Warwickshire."
president Isabella Moore added:
look forward to working closely with David to provide an excellent
service to Coventry and Warwickshire businesses.
warmly welcome David, who has a very strong track record in running
a highly successful Chamber.
takes over at a particularly interesting time in The Chamber's
development, with the formation of the Learning and Skills Council
and success in securing the Small Business Service franchise."
Frost leaves the East Mercia Chamber, after joining Walsall Chamber of
Commerce and Industry in 1979, rising up the ranks from senior policy
executive to assistant director.
1994 upon its creation he became the first chief executive of the East
Mercia Chamber, an amalgamation of the Burton-Upon-Trent, Cannock,
Tamworth and Walsall Chambers.