Chamber names RSM boss as new chair

Kevin Harris

The Leicester office managing partner at RSM UK has been named as the next chair of the board of directors at East Midlands Chamber.

Kevin Harris will succeed incumbent chair Ian Morgan OBE on 1 February 2023.

Harris, a former Chamber president who recently stepped down as chairman of the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership after four years, said: “It has been a fantastic experience working closely with the region’s leading business representation network both in my role as a non-executive director and via RSM UK’s strategic partnership with the Chamber, and I am now hugely excited about the opportunity to become more embedded within the organisation.

“Ian has done a sterling job during his four years as chair of the board and I hope to build on the solid foundations he has set, including using the financial strength of the Chamber to further invest in supporting businesses and communities across the region.

“There are some key issues that will shape the regional economy for years to come, such as the devolution and levelling up agendas, and the Chamber will continue to be at the forefront of these discussions when it comes to representing the East Midlands at national and international level.”

Morgan added: “In passing the baton on to Kevin Harris, I know the Chamber is in very good hands. Kevin is a long-standing board member, a recent past president and he is part of the organisation’s very DNA. The local business community could not have anyone more experienced or dedicated to the future of local business than Kevin and I wish him every success.”