The Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Board of Directors has confirmed George McKay as its new chief executive following a recent recruitment process.

With a wealth of local experience and connections, over the past decade, George has been a member and contributor to Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow Chambers gaining valuable insight into the wider Scottish Chambers of Commerce network across Scotland.

George, who lives in Greenock, was most recently Senior Business Development Manager at Red Media in Glasgow prior to founding and operating his own successful business GCM Creative.

With over 30 years of experience, George has worked with a range of clients including Ultimo, Scottish Power, Sports Division and Discover Inverclyde, where George is a former director.

He said: “It is an enormous privilege for me to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Chamber.

“Having lived and worked in Inverclyde throughout my life, I have always been passionate and an advocate for local businesses. I am looking forward to working with our membership and other partners to champion their successes further.

“Make no mistake, this has been one of the most difficult years for our businesses and their employees. It is critical that all local businesses are supported and be provided with advice, support and opportunities to sustain and grow Inverclyde’s economy.

“I look forward to meeting with as many of our members and the wider business community, together with partners to work together taking the Inverclyde Chamber forward. My door will always be open.“

Gavin McDonagh, Inverclyde Chamber president, said: “We are delighted to welcome George. He has all the attributes the board were looking for the new CEO to have and we look forward to working with him to further the aims and growth of the Chamber of Commerce supporting all local businesses.”

ICC is hosting a free ‘Meet the new CEO’ webinar via Zoom on December 8. To sign up for the event, visit