Business in the Community Scotland has appointed a new Chair for its Advisory Board. Mike Still, Managing Director of Marsh UK succeeds Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, who has stepped down after three years in the role. Mike will also join the main board of Business in the Community UK.
Mike brings a wealth of experience to the position with a CV demonstrating 30 years in growing business, where his specific areas of expertise include transport, food and drink construction and providing insurance and risk advice. He is Chair of Business in the Community’s UK wide Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), supporting businesses and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency events such as flooding or cyber security breaches. BERG was heavily involved in the response to the winter floods in Scotland in 2015/16. Up until this point Mike has been the Prince’s Ambassador for Responsible Business in Scotland. Ambassadors are individuals chosen for their leadership in transforming their own businesses and empowering other organisations to take action.
Commenting on his new role Mike Still said: “I am delighted to be able to bring my experience to support this unique organisation in growing its positive impact in Scotland. I am particularly pleased in my early duties will be at a Parliamentary launch this month of a toolkit to support businesses in their recruitment of our former service men and women as they return to Scotland when their military service concludes. This is a source of talent which business in Scotland needs to harness.”
Mike Still replaces Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money who has made a significant contribution to BITC Scotland during her time as Chair. She has been pivotal in positioning BITC Scotland as a leader in tackling critical societal issues and driving changes in workplaces and communities by pushing the responsible business agenda.
Jayne-Anne Gadhia said: “The success of society and business are inextricably linked. We firmly believe in this ethos at Virgin Money and it is why I joined the Board of BITC. The team has achieved seen some great successes recently and I look forward to watching the organisation continue to grow and deliver further positive impact under Mike’s Chairmanship.”
Jane Wood, Managing Director for Business in the Community Scotland, said: “On behalf of Business in the Community Scotland I would like to extend our warmest thanks to Jayne-Anne Gadhia and pay tribute to the huge contribution she has made throughout her tenure as Chair.
“We’re delighted to appoint Mike Still into the role who brings with him a wealth of experience, complementary to that of Jayne-Anne. Mike’s commitment and skill has seen our Business Emergency Resilience Group flourish and we look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”