19/12/2008

Invest NI Gets New Boss

Invest Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Alastair Hamilton will succeed Leslie Morrison in the top role.

Mr Hamilton, who is from Northern Ireland, has over 25 years experience in the public and private sectors, most recently with BT in the UK.

He also previously held the post of Economic and Business Advisor with OFMDFM.
News Image
Making the announcement, Invest NI Chairman, Stephen Kingon said: "Alastair Hamilton has a wealth of business experience coupled with strong leadership skills that will help drive Invest NI forward as it delivers against the challenging targets outlined in its third corporate plan.

"Alastair's excellent capability in strategic development and building client relationships will be of great significance as Invest NI continues to support the growth plans of local companies and attract new inward investment despite the difficulties presented by the current global business climate."

Mr Hamilton will formally take up the role of Chief Executive on 1 April 2009 following the retirement of Leslie Morrison on 31 March.

(BMcC)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

24 August 2021
New Assured Skills Academy Opens In NI
A new Assured Skills Academy has opened with PwC offering 20 training places. Successful applicants receive eight weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Met and Ulster University.
18 August 2021
NI Water Highlight Their Role In Tackling Climate Emergency
NI Water has highlighted the role that its water and wastewater infrastructure could play in helping to tackle the climate emergency and nature crisis. As it launches its Annual Integrated Report for 2020/21, Sara Venning, Chief Executive, NI Water, outlined the role that NI Water can play to tackle these challenges.
12 August 2021
NI Businesses Praised For 'Resilience And Creativity'
The resilience and creativity of Northern Ireland's businesses has been praised by the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons as he has pledged to keep his focus on recovery and rebuilding the econom. Minister Lyons made the comments during a speech at Lisburn Chamber of Commerce's annual President's Lunch at Hinch Distillery.
06 September 2021
New FinTrU North West Assured Skills Academy Launches
A new FinTrU North West Assured Skills Academy offering 20 high quality training places for people with degrees has been launched in Northern Ireland. The Assured Skills Academy will offer a four-week intensive training course with North West Regional College and Ulster University to develop core skills for the business services sector.
08 September 2009
Foster To Lead Trade Delegation To India
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is to lead Northern Ireland's trade and investment mission to India at the end of September. The Minister's participation was announced during a visit to Polaris Software, one of India's leading software companies and one of four existing Indian inward investors in Northern Ireland.