Brown, a former chairman of Lloyds TSB in Scotland, will take over from Mark Tennant, who is retiring
Financial services trade body Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) has appointed Ewan Brown as its new chairman.
Brown, who was chairman of Lloyds TSB Scotland from 1999 to 2008, will take over from Mark Tennant who is retiring following completion of his term of office.
He was a non-executive director of Noble Grossart merchant bank for 35 years and is currently non-executive director of Noble Grossart Holdings.
Brown has also held board appointments in a number of Scottish financial services companies.
Outside of financial services, Brown is a non-executive director of Stagecoach Group, senior governor of the University of St Andrews, deputy chair of the Edinburgh International Festival and treasurer of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Welcoming Ewan Brown, retiring chairman Mark Tennant said: “I am delighted to be handing over the reins of SFE to such a distinguished and experienced chairman.
“I congratulate Ewan on his new role and believe his vast experience across a range of financial services sectors in Scotland will be tremendously valuable to the work of SFE.
“The diversity of work undertaken by SFE during my time in office has been extremely interesting and during this continuing period of great change in financial services, I am sure Ewan will find the challenges both fascinating and rewarding.
“I wish him well and I am confident that under his leadership, the Board, together with chief executive Owen Kelly, will continue to represent Scottish financial services successfully in these challenging times.”
Commenting on his appointment, Brown said: “The financial services industry is hugely important to Scotland and I feel privileged to have this opportunity to play a part in supporting and promoting an industry in which I have spent my entire working life.
“The industry has of course faced challenges in recent times and the current global uncertainties will present us with others in the coming years.
“Despite these challenges, the Scottish financial services industry remains diverse, dynamic and flourishing with great potential to develop further.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the SFE board and with our 100 member organisations to promote the industry which employs directly around 100,000 people and is a vital part of the Scottish economy.”