Sheila Ritchie has been Elevator Company Secretary since 2001. Prior to that, she was Company Secretary and Board member of Gordon Enterprise Trust.
Her key professional roles inclue:
- Director, Grant Smith Law Practice
- Non-exec board positions held, in various client companies, ranging from Property Development, through Software Development and Management, to Logistics.
- Former Councillor (Gordon District Council); former member of European Economic and Social Committee; Former Board member Rural Forum; Former Board member, Langstane Housing Association Ltd; Former Council member RSPB- presently member of its Scottish Advisory Committee; active within Liberal Democrats locally and at UK level
Business experience: following apprenticeship and employment, assumed as a partner at Iain Smith & Co, 1986- principally working in private client and residential property development; partner Alistair Gibb and Co 1988- 1994- principally working in private client, social housing and commercial; Partner and then Director, Grant Smith Law Practice, 1994-date- principally working in commercial and corporate, social housing and immigration.
She is dedicated to Elevator because she loves helping new starts. Her personal career highlights to date include assumption as a partner at the age of 29; election as a councillor in 1988; appointment by Scottish Government to EESC in 2000; appointment to RSPB Council; various notable “deals” advised on.