Alison Lobb to be Liverpool Chamber chair
Managing partner of Morecrofts Solicitors Alison Lobb is set to become the new chair of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has nominated Morecrofts Solicitors managing partner Alison Lobb to be the new chair of its board, replacing Neil Ashbridge.
Her appointment will be formalised at the chamber’s annual general meeting on November 1. She will serve as chair for an initial period of three years. She has chaired the chambers’s business policy committee for three years.
Alison joined the chamber board as a non-executive director in 2021. As one of Merseyside’s best-known and experienced lawyers she is a former president of Liverpool Law Society and founder of the Merseyside Independent Business Awards.
“Liverpool Chamber is the authentic voice of business in the Liverpool city region,” said Alison. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this organisation and its membership into a new era of development.
“I look forward to working with the board of directors and the excellent operational team to drive further improvements on behalf of our members and the wider business community.”
Neil Ashbridge steps down as chair after completing his six-year fixed-term tenure. He added: “Alison is a highly respected and well-known figure in Liverpool’s professional community.
“Her leadership and experience will be a great asset to the chamber’s future work. Alison is committed to improving connectivity, inclusivity and opportunity in business which aligns with the chamber’s aspirations.”
In the past 18 months, the chamber has undergone significant transformation. The organisation has relocated its head office after 86 years to the Cotton Exchange building. And it has restructured its membership scheme to reflect the city region’s changing economic landscape.
Chamber chief executive Paul Cherpeau also said: “Alison’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the chamber and I’m sure our members will be looking ahead with great optimism about the future of our organisation.”