ST HELENS Chamber have announced that Tracy Mawson has been appointed as their new chief executive.
Tracy will officially take up the post on 1st September, following nine years at the Chamber as deputy chief executive.
During her time at St Helens Chamber Tracy has led the Business Services department, and more recently the Education and Careers Guidance Services. Prior to joining the Chamber she worked as head of strategy for the North West Regional Development Agency and held a range of business development commercial roles.
Tracy said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed to the chief executive role. I truly believe in the work that the Chamber does to make a real difference to the lives and businesses of local people.
“I’m very excited to take up this new challenge and hope to be able to continue our great work for many years. Over the next couple of months I will be working closely with Kath to facilitate a smooth handover and transition period.”
Gary Charlton, chairman of St Helens Chamber, led the recruitment process. He said: “I am glad to be able to announce Tracy Mawson in the role, following quite a rigorous selection process. On behalf of the board I would like to welcome Tracy to her new role at the Chamber and look forward to working closely with her in the years to come.”
Outgoing chief executive Kath Boullen will be retiring in September after almost 30 years at the Chamber.
She said: “It has been a privilege to have played a part in the success of St Helens Chamber for so long. The Chamber does exceptionally valuable work to support the St Helens economy, businesses and people and I know it will go on to do great work with Tracy leading the way.
“I know that she will bring new energy and ideas to the Chamber, whilst maintaining the fundamental values and services which are so important to our members and customers.”