Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s CEO Norma Austin Hart has been selected to join the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership.
The Partnership was created to respond to the economic needs and opportunities of both Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, in advance of the new South of Scotland Enterprise agency.
It will now be working to develop a regional economic strategy for the South of Scotland, which will focus on economic recovery from COVID-19.
The Partnership brings together the private, third and further and higher education sectors, as well as the seven key public sector organisations supporting economic development in the South of Scotland.
Norma’s appointment is for two years.
She said: “The Regional Economic Partnership is a major new agency with responsibility for bringing together all the players in developing the economy in the South of Scotland.
“I am honoured to be asked to represent the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway on the Regional Economic Partnership. The sector makes a major contribution to the local economy in jobs and income. It is important that this is recognised and promoted.”