Crosby named as new ACSEF chair

New ACSEF chairman Colin Crosby
New ACSEF chairman Colin Crosby

Colin Crosby has been named as the new chairman of the Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) board.

An existing member of the ACSEF board since 2009, he has been extensively involved in tourism and infrastructure projects.

ACSEF is a public-private partnership that drives economic development in the region, funded by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and Scottish Enterprise.

The group also involves Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Skills Development Scotland and VisitScotland, with representatives from business and academia to ensure a collaborative approach to ensuring the long-term economic future of the North-east – an area already vibrant but vitally an area where that vibrancy must be maintained, grown and enhanced.

Colin said: “ACSEF is also the regional advisory board for Scottish Enterprise.

‘‘We need to make sure that by effectively engaging all the partners we deliver the big change items, the big economic development items – those items which will make a significant long term and beneficial impact.

“We’ve got to be focused on doing that – it is why we are here.”

He takes over from Tom Smith, who is stepping down after five years.