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SDG Network Scotland announce new Chair and Vice-Chairs

SDG Network Scotland has announced a new Chair and Vice-Chairs.

SDG Network Scotland is an open coalition of over 600 members that any individual and organisation can join and is here to make Scotland a more sustainable nation by facilitating collaborative action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Last November, members of the network elected the coalition’s first steering group, made up of a broad mix of figures from the voluntary and private sectors, academia, a professional body, and an independent public body. The group includes members representing organisations, as well as others sitting on the group in a personal capacity.

Lewis Ryder-Jones, Deputy CEO at Scotland’s International Development Alliance, has now been selected as Chair.

Anne Adrain, Head of Sustainability and Corporate & Financial Reporting at ICAS, and Catherine Gee, Deputy Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, have both been selected as Vice-Chairs. 

New chair and vice-chairs, SDG network Scotland. Chair - Lewis Ryder-Jones, Vice Chairs - Catherine Gee and Anne Adrain

Lewis Ryder-Jones said: 

I’m delighted to have been selected as Chair for the network, and I look forward to working with our energised new steering group helping to build on the fantastic work this vibrant network has already achieved. 
With over 600 members and growing, I think this network can meaningfully contribute towards raising awareness about sustainable development, and building a broad, inclusive movement in Scotland towards a better future using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our roadmap.
For me personally, this is also about connecting the dots between the local, national and international dimensions of sustainable development. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to do this with such a wonderfully diverse network.

Anne Adrain said:

I am delighted to take on the role of Vice-Chair of the SDG Network Scotland having recently been elected as a member of the Steering Group. As a representative of a body of finance professionals, I understand the important and vital role that business can and must play in contributing towards the achievement of the SDGs. I am excited about working with the new Steering Group, and the wider network, as part of our transition to a greener, fairer and more sustainable economy and engaging with the business community on how they can support the achievement of the SDGs. 

Catherine Gee said:

I’m thrilled to take on the joint role of vice chair for the SDG Scotland Network.  Having been involved since its inception, I have been delighted to see how together the network and its members have worked hard to raise the profile of the importance of the SDGs – in particular ensuring that they were embedded in to our National Performance Framework, and the production and publication of the Scottish Government’s landmark review of the progress Scotland has made in delivering the SDGs. Now as we look to the future, I believe the ambitions of the SDGs have never been more important and I look forward to working with the new Steering Group and our committed network members to ensure that the Global Goals provide a framework for our green recovery in Scotland and across the world.

The new steering group will be in place until November 2022. Find out more information about the group here.  

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