New chief executive for Lancaster Chamber

The Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claire Chapman as its new chief executive, with Ann Morris stepping down after 24 years in the role.

[caption id="attachment_19200" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="137"]Out-going chief executive Ann Morris Out-going chief executive Ann Morris[/caption]

Claire had previously worked with the North West Development Agency and Sheffield Wildlife 
Trust, and as a consultant supporting Lancashire-based SMEs and social enterprises.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in, and meeting the membership.”

Chamber President Jonathan Barker said: “Claire has a wealth of relevant experience which will benefit our members and help strengthen the chamber’s role in representing the interests of the Lancaster district’s businesses.” Ann Morris will step down at Easter.