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Live Borders appoints Interim CEO

Live Borders appoint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Award winning leisure operator Live Borders has announced the appointment of Jim Hutchison as Interim Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Ewan Jackson at the end of December after twenty years in the role.

Jim Hutchison brings a wealth of leadership and financial experience. Originally from Dundee, Jim moved to the Scottish Borders in 1992 and except for a one year work secondment to the USA, Jim has been here ever since. In his younger days he played rugby at Dundee and then Jed Forest after moving to the Borders.

A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience, Jim worked for the Mainetti Group out of Jedburgh for 31 years and held various senior pos

ts including Group Financial Controller and Regional Managing Director for Northern Europe and Africa. Jim retired from the full-time roles last year to pursue some other opportunities but remains a board member of Mainetti UK Limited. Active in a family property development business and a director of Evercharge EV Limited an electric car charger installation business, Jim is also a trustee of the Borders Book Festival and has held posts previously on the boards of St Mary’s School and Longridge Towers School.

The interim appointment comes after Scottish Borders Council agreed an additional £1.5m in financial support to the Charity, and as both parties jointly progress a period of transformation and change to ensure that services for the future are sustainable.

Alison Moore, Chair of Live Borders stated:

“We are delighted to welcome Jim as Interim CEO. His experience and leadership will be a steady hand as we move forwards with the joint work with the Council, and begin the full recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive Officer.”

Mr Hutchison will take up the role of Interim CEO on 3 January 2024.