Former chief constable Paddy Tomkins quits Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Paddy Tomkins, a former chief constable of Lothian and Borders, is to resign as chairman of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) at the end of this month.
Paddy Tomkins, a former chief constable of Lothian and Borders, is to leave as chairman of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre at the end of this month.Paddy Tomkins, a former chief constable of Lothian and Borders, is to leave as chairman of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre at the end of this month.
Paddy Tomkins, a former chief constable of Lothian and Borders, is to leave as chairman of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre at the end of this month.

The board of the non-profit organisation has “reluctantly accepted” his resignation and for the time being Douglas Barnett from AXA and current vice-chair will be in charge until a new chair is appointed.

The SBRC said the search for a replacement was already underway with the recruitment process due to close on 24 September.

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Tomkins said: “My time with SBRC will always be a source of many happy memories, but my business activities are increasingly taking me overseas.

“Now is the time for a new chairperson to make a fresh contribution that will help deliver the exciting new strategies being developed under [chief executive] Jude McCorry’s leadership. I wish my successor every success in the role.”

McCorry said: “Paddy’s vast experience and the focus which he brought to the SBRC during his tenure as chair has undeniably shaped our future direction and we wish him all the very best for the future.

“Given the impact which the SBRC’s work has in terms of supporting business both online and offline, as well as the challenging economic environment which will naturally impact business resilience, we are looking for an experienced chair who can support myself and the board in making sure that we remain a leader in our sector not only nationally, but also across Europe.”

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