Cruise tourism experience, Loch Ness by Jacobite, has appointed Alison Daun as their new finance director.
Alison joined the business as an accountant in 2016 and will now play a key role in the company’s ambitious expansion plans which include the proposed transformation of Dochgarroch Hall into a café, retail and information hub.
Alison brings more than two decades’ experience across the finance sector and previously worked in EY’s Inverness office audit department – with Loch Ness by Jacobite a key client during her tenure.
Speaking of her new role, Alison said: “I’m really pleased to take on this role as I love working in such a vibrant organisation that is growing each year. Having managed the Loch Ness by Jacobite audit for 15 years while at EY, the move was a great fit for me. It’s a real pleasure to work with such a successful entrepreneur as Freda, our managing director”.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges that will come as we continue to grow the business and especially to the arrival of our new vessel next year.”
Loch Ness by Jacobite has celebrated record breaking visitor numbers, welcoming over 200,000 visitors to the loch last year with the company on track to increase visitor numbers in 2017.
Freda Newton MBE, managing director, Loch Ness by Jacobite said: “Alison is a real asset to our team here. She understands our business and plays a key role in helping us achieve our growth ambitions. Her expertise is very valuable to us and I look forward to working with her as she steps into her new role.”