Charlene Wallace, the current chair of Edinburgh Trams, is the new chief executive of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce.

She has enjoyed periods at Virgin Trains and Wales Rail Services where she was Director for Business Change and Transformation.

Charlene (pictured) said: “It is clear there is a real passion from both the Chamber team and its members in driving all that’s best within West Lothian.”

Billy MacLeod, chamber president, revealed there was a lot of interest in the role and the interview process was rigorous.

He added: “Charlene’s commercial experience and strategic and transitional approach, combined with a personable nature and an enthusiasm for building strong working relationships, mean she is an ideal fit for the chief executive role.”