New president takes his position at Birmingham chamber
A Birmingham lawyer has taken up the post of president of the city's chamber of commerce with two high-profile business figures elected as his vice-presidents.
Greg Lowson is the head of office and of the dispute resolution and litigation group at Pinsent Masons. He will be supported in his new position by Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe and Hippodrome chief executive Stuart Griffiths.
The election of the two vice-presidents was made at the chamber's annual meeting at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Centenary Square.
Lowson, who succeeds Tim Pile, executive chairman of marketing agency Cogent Elliott, said: "I would like to pay tribute to Tim, who has been unstinting in his pledge to promote Birmingham as an ideas powerhouse. His infectious enthusiasm came to the fore as he spoke enthusiastically of his belief that the power of ideas, coupled with the ability to deliver them, can change people's lives.
"Inevitably, transport will be a big issue over the next year and Paul's vast experience in the field of aviation will be invaluable. I also want to focus on the creative arts during the year and Stuart's part in guiding the successful fortunes of the Hippodrome will be extremely important."