Dougal McGowan

Dougal McGowan - Chief Executive

I am proud to be the chief executive of the Otago Chamber of Commerce. Having been appointed in February of 2015 it has been a real pleasure to get to know, and work with the great team that is the Chamber, and community of business that support our organisation.

I look forward to continuing the great work of the Chamber in the coming years by listening to its membership and partner organisations, advocating for the regional and local business, working with local government and collective groups to contribute to improved outcomes for the region, while recognising and partnering businesses to support their goals and aspirations, now and into the future.

With a wealth of commercial, educational and business successes, we need to focus on bringing all these local resources together with local government, to create partnerships to support the plans, aspirations and innovations that are so prevalent in the region. As a region we have a proud history of being pioneers, innovators, cutting edge thinkers while maintaining a stable foundation based on core values of community and people as your greatest resource. It is my belief that it is the people, their growth and the connections they create which has the greatest outcomes for our business and communities.

I look forward to meeting and working with you now and into the future.