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Former Belfast City Council boss Suzanne Wylie named as new chief executive of NI Chamber

Suzanne Wylie, who will take over as the chief executive of NI Chamber later this year.

THE former chief executive of Belfast City Council, Suzanne Wylie, has been named as the new boss of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

She will succeed Ann McGregor, who announced earlier this year that she was stepping down after 15 years as chief executive.

Suzanne Wylie served almost eight years as the chief executive of Belfast City Council before being appointed as the Government of Jersey’s most senior civil servant in February 2022.

It’s understood she has already submitted her resignation in Jersey.

NI Chamber expects their new chief executive to take over this summer.

Welcoming the appointment, NI Chamber President Gillian McAuley said: “Replacing Ann was always going to be a challenge after her long and successful track record at NI Chamber.

“However, we are delighted that Suzanne, with all her extensive experience and expertise, will be our new Chief Executive.

“Businesses in Northern Ireland face a multitude of challenges at the moment but there is also immense opportunity as the region emerges as the ideal location for business expansion,” she said.

“Under Suzanne’s leadership, NI Chamber will continue to work with businesses across all sectors to give voice to their issues and to promote sustained economic growth in Northern Ireland.  

“Exciting times lie ahead for Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and I look forward to working closely with Suzanne as we continue to maximise our impact and potential.” 

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