SLE member engagement boosted by Regional Officer return

SLE member engagement boosted by Regional Officer return

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Scottish Land & Estates’ engagement with members has been further strengthened by the reappointment of one of the organisation’s previous regional officers.

Scott Petrie, who worked for SLE as North East & Central Regional Manager between 2010 and 2014, has returned to support the Central region for the rural business body. He joins a growing team tasked with working with regional chairman to significantly increase member activity in the regions.

Scott comes back to the organisation with extensive experience in rural consultancy following four successful years operating Five Glens Consultancy, a practice offering a host of business management services to the rural sector across public, private and third sector clients.

Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Scott back to SLE. He was a real asset to the organisation, both regionally and in the work he did at a national level on education and skills, and he was much missed when he left to pursue other interests.”

“Scott’s work in the interim has kept his firmly in touch with our members and with the organisation and we’re delighted that he is coming back on board.

Scott Petrie, Central Regional Support Officer at Scottish Land & Estates, said: “I’ve kept in close contact with the headquarters team at Musselburgh and with SLE members over the past few years and the opportunity to return to the organisation was one I couldn’t turn down having thoroughly enjoyed my first spell here.

“The intervening period has allowed me to develop my own knowledge and contacts across a range of rural business sectors and I hope this will be of benefit to SLE members over the next few years. SLE’s role is not only to help represent the interests of rural business but also aid its development and prosperity and I can’t wait to get started on this task once again.”