Jane Morrison-Ross appointed as new CEO of ScotlandIS

Written by Jenni Davidson on 30 July 2019 in News

Jane Morrison-Ross will join ScotlandIS in mid-August, working with current CEO Polly Purvis, who retires in October

Jane Morrison-Ross - Image credit: ScotlandIS

Jane Morrison-Ross has been appointed as the new CEO of digital industry body ScotlandIS, taking over from established industry figure Polly Purvis.

Morrison-Ross was chief executive of the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in North Uist until April this year and is currently a contributing editor to Art North magazine, but she has a background in the tech sector, having worked with digital companies in operations and consultancy.

She worked for 12 years at Capgemini, holding several senior roles in business development and transformation, and is a previous board member of ScotlandIS.

Before Capgemini, Morrison-Ross worked as a consultant with Scottish Enterprise to establish the Scottish Technology and Collaboration (STAC) initiative, bringing together SMEs with major companies.

She will join ScotlandIS in mid-August, initially working alongside Purvis, who retires in October 2019 after nearly 20 years with the tech body – six of those at the helm.

Chair of ScotlandIS Frances Sneddon said: “This is a brilliant appointment for ScotlandIS.

“Jane is not only a proven, innovative CEO but also a long-standing contributor to the growth of Scotland’s technology sector.

“Her understanding of organisational culture and rich experience in managing growth and transformation will be invaluable to our members.  

“I am really looking forward to working with her as we expand our membership services and activities to support our members in driving further impressive growth for the Scottish economy through digital.”  

Purvis added: “Jane is the perfect choice to lead ScotlandIS.

“She brings considerable drive and an ambition to build on our successes to date; she shares our values and will fit well with our team.  

“I look forward to seeing a new chapter unfold for the organisation under her leadership.” 

Morrison-Ross commented: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role, working with the great team at ScotlandIS and all of our members.

“I’ve had connections with ScotlandIS from the very beginning and really understand how the organisation has grown since its inception and is now on the cusp of a new phase with the data and cyber clusters.

“I have known Polly throughout this period and I am honoured to be taking over from her.

“It’s a hugely exciting time for the sector and I’m looking forward to helping ScotlandIS become one window to the digital technology economy across Scotland, from the Highlands and islands to the south, continuing to build Scotland’s international reputation as an attractive destination for digital businesses.”

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