Stuart Anderson appointed head of public affairs at NI Chamber
Lawyer Stuart Anderson has been appointed as head of public affairs at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
As part of a new member service, Mr Anderson will lead NI Chamber’s direct interactions with politicians, helping to shape the legislative agenda and supporting elected representatives to create the right conditions for business and economic growth.
A qualified lawyer in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Mr Anderson worked in leading commercial law firms in Belfast and Dublin for over 10 years. Now an experienced expert on business policy and public affairs, he is also the current convenor of the Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group.
Ann McGregor, chief executive of NI Chamber, said: “Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this new role, which will benefit our members enormously. Advocacy has always been an important part of NI Chamber’s offering and as our direct engagement with policy makers increases, Stuart will facilitate these interactions, making sure that our members’ voices are heard and acted upon every day.”
Mr Anderson added: “I am delighted to join the NI Chamber team, establishing a new department at what is a really important time in the business policy landscape. Since I joined in April, we have already welcomed positive engagement with officials and politicians in Northern Ireland, Westminster and further afield. I look forward to meeting and working with members across Northern Ireland as we do this important work.”