THE membership and cluster management organisation for the digital technologies industry in Scotland, ScotlandIS, has appointed Jane Morrison-Ross as its new chief executive.

Ms Morrison-Ross is described as a highly experienced technology industry executive with a strong track record of working in and with digital companies, in operations and consultancy.

She has held senior roles at Capgemini and was most recently chief executive of the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre.

Ms Morrison-Ross will join ScotlandIS next month and will work alongside outgoing chief executive Polly Purvis, who retires in October.

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Frances Sneddon, chair of ScotlandIS, said: “This is a brilliant appointment for ScotlandIS.”

She said Ms Morrison-Ross’s “understanding of organisational culture and rich experience in managing growth and transformation will be invaluable to our members”.

Ms Morrison-Ross said: “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."

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She added: "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.”

Ms Purvis said: “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.” Digital technologies industries generate £6bn in GVA .