David Currie appointed to revitalised Scottish Government Trade Board
Posted: June 13, 2022
Appointment will harness David’s decades-long experience in the energy sector to help boost the nation’s export activities.
Proserv Group Chief Executive Officer David Currie is one of eight new members that have been appointed to the advisory group, with the aim of growing Scotland’s exports and meeting the objectives of ‘A Trading Nation’ (ATN), an initiative launched in 2019. The new group comes together for the first time, today, Monday, June 13th.
The Trade Board’s mission is to help identify strategies and approaches so that Scotland can build on its current export base and return to a growth trajectory, by driving ATN forwards and ensuring it continues to contribute to the National Strategy for Economic Transformation, through the development and delivery of export plans focused on Technology, Life Sciences, Renewables and Hydrogen.
David will be part of an experienced and diverse panel enabling industry and businesses to have an opportunity to feedback to the Scottish Government on the progress of ATN as well as advise on long-term strategic, economic and environmental issues which may impact a target of exports making up 25% of GDP by 2029.
The new panel members were appointed by Trade Minister Ivan McKee and join four continuing individuals on the group. Ivan McKee welcomed the new members and, among his comments, said:
“As set out in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation we want Scotland to benefit from a strong, green and thriving economy. I look forward to working closely with the Board, their innovative ways of working will be vital in helping inform on the best ways to meet our aims.”
In addition to David’s specific international and senior management background in the energy sector, the new appointees boast a broad range of skill sets including knowledge of academia, biotechnology, data analytics and healthcare.
Speaking after his appointment, David Currie remarked:
“I am delighted to join this advisory group and to bring my own experience to such a dynamic and varied panel. From my particular perspective, the energy sector’s firm and committed transition offers tremendous opportunities for Scotland and indeed the rest of the world.
“We already have a great resource of talent in Scotland, with a heritage of technology development and innovation, and I look forward to supporting and advising on the continued rollout of new sustainable energy projects and activities to help drive the economy forwards.”