Scott Knowles Appointed at Chamber Chief Executive

Scott Knowles

Scott Knowles has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber after already playing the part as Acting Chief Executive since George Cowcher stepped down in July.

Since joining the Chamber in 1999, Scott has managed multiple initiatives including capital infrastructure projects and programmes to support the creation of new businesses and to boost access to finance.

I am excited by this opportunity. The organisation has gone through a number of significant changes since the merger between the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers in 2013, and there are exciting times ahead for the Chamber and the region
— Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber

Chamber President Liz Fothergill CBE, on behalf of the Chamber's Board of Directors, who expressed their total confidence in the proposal that Mr Knowles be appointed as permanent Chief Executive, added:

I’m delighted to appoint Scott as the Chamber’s new Chief Executive. The Chamber has made a huge amount of progress since the merger, with the support of his senior leadership team, will ensure that the Chamber can continue to add real value to the business community here in the East Midlands
— Liz Fothergill, Chamber President at East Midlands Chamber