Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2013 by Ulster Business

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Kevin Kingston and Stephen McCully are welcomed to their new roles by the Chamber's Mark Nodder and Ann McGregor.

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce named Danske Bank's Kevin Kingston and Stephen McCully from Power NI as its new vice-presidents.

Kevin Kingston, Deputy CEO of Danske, is one of Northern Ireland's best known Corporate Bankers, with over 20 years' experience. Stephen McCully has worked within the electricity industry since 1986 and has held the post of Managing Director at Power NI for 11 years.

Commenting on the appointments, Wrightbus MD Mark Nodder, the President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, said: "I am delighted that Kevin and Stephen have agreed to become Vice-President's of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and I warmly welcome them to the role. The Chamber has worked extensively with Danske Bank and Power NI over the past few years in their role as Chamber Patrons and also during Kevin and Stephen's tenure as Board members of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's new Vice-Presidents bring with them a breadth of business experience which will be a great asset to our organisation."

Kingston added: "With the Northern Ireland economy facing a challenging period, the Chamber of Commerce movement has never been more important. Our challenge is to ensure that our member businesses are provided with the very best support to enable them to grow their businesses at home and internationally."

McCully said he was also proud to have been appointed as a VP: "As identified in the Heseltine Review, Chambers of Commerce are well respected in the business support network because of their local roots and international links. Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce also supports members to grow their businesses which I wholeheartedly support."

"I look forward to working with the Chamber Board, Council and Executive team to cement our position at the forefront of business support and representation."

Formed in 1782, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce has a large and active membership of over 1,200 businesses, from the smallest SME and sole trader to the largest corporations, plcs and institutions.

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