Rita Spada resigns as chief executive

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Rita Spada has resigned as chief executive of Milton Keynes and North Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Following a strategic review, Chamber of Commerce president, Silvia Vitiello, has announced changes to the structure of the organisation, to enable it to evolve and enhance membership services at every level.

Having played an important part in the Board’s review process, Rita Spada resigned her post as Chief Executive. She had led the executive team at the Chamber for the last five years and will continue her career by developing personal business interests.

The elected Board Members of the Chamber of Commerce are directly supporting the staff at the Milton Keynes office, to deliver seamless member services, until a new Chief Executive is appointed. They are also assisting in the development of a strategic plan as a foundation for long term sustainability.

Silvia Vitiello said; “In a volatile financial climate it is essential that the Board of the Chamber of Commerce steps in to provide stability and enhanced service levels following the departure of the Rita Spada. We are very proud to be accredited as part of The British Chambers of Commerce and we share their mission to make the Chamber an essential part of growing business by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise. Our Chamber sits at the heart of the community and our work is to provide businesses of all sizes, representing all sectors, with practical support, useful connections and valuable access to new ideas and innovations.”

Silvia continued;” There is a lot to do now and in the forthcoming year but, with the support of our current members and a drive to increase membership with improved services, we will be stronger and fitter to face the challenges ahead. We are grateful for the support of important, local business groups and working together we will make a real difference in the Milton Keynes and North Bucks area.