Chamber Event details
Thursday 4 April
Our Leading Ladies masterclass series will hear from a range of inspiring speakers who are paving the way in their field. These series of events are open to everyone and we are delighted to have Catriona MacInnes, Editor of The Courier, speaking about her journey.
Join us for a continental breakfast before hearing from Catriona about her career in Journalism, including the ups and down and the highs and lows!
Catriona began her career as a journalist in 1984. In her 35 years within the industry she has been a fashion and beauty editor, commissioning editor, magazine editor, features editor and she is now immensely proud to edit The Courier.
On a personal note, she has a penchant for pasta and can’t pass a cheese board.
Catriona was appointed editor of The Courier back in December 2018 after just over a year as acting editor becoming the only female editor of a daily newspaper in Scotland.
Established in 1801 as the Dundee Courier & Argus, the entire front page of The Courier used to contain classified advertisements – a traditional newspaper format for many years. In 1926, during the General Strike The Courier was merged with The Advertiser. From the 10th of May to the 28th of May 1926, the paper adopted the headline-news format of The Advertiser, before reverting to its previous format which it maintained until 1992. The next major change to the newspaper came on 21 January 2012, when it changed to a compact format, having previously existed as a broadsheet. Back then editor Richard Neville said the move represented the "dawn of a new era" and that the company was "investing in new sections, increasing content across the title and investing significantly in resources". Just over a year later, a digital version of the newspaper was launched.
Leading Ladies Masterclass, sponsored by Hillcrest Housing Association
Working with our Enterprise Partners, the Leading Ladies masterclasses will bring a series of events to our members hearing from a variety of inspiring speakers who will deliver thought provoking sessions to help you and your business grow. .
You can find out about Hillcrest Housing Association and the work they do within the region on their website.
Our thanks go to them for their continued support.