New Law Society Chief Exec a woman C.A.
On 3 October 2008 the Law Society of Scotland announced that its next Chief Executive would be Lorna Jack, who will take over from current incumbent Douglas Mill on 5 January 2009.
Where Douglas Mill and other previous incumbents of what was earlier the position of Secretary to the Society were qualified solicitors, Lorna Jack is a Chartered Accountant. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 1982, with an MA in Accountancy and Economics, and qualified as a CA in 1984. Previous roles include head of National Food Industry Team, Scottish Enterprise; Head of Global Companies Research Project, Scottish Enterprise; and CEO/chief operating officer for Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley before her current position in Boston, USA, as President Americas, Scottish Development International, which she has held for the last six years.