A group of seven graduates have taken their first steps on the Chartered Accountancy ladder after securing posts with taxation and business advisory practice EQ Accountants LLP. (from left) Callum MacDonald, Sam Walker, Ashley Breckenridge, Andrew Kelly, Sinead Scobie, Karri Russell and Heather Leig
The Scottish Building Society announced today that leading banker Andrew Hastings has joined its board as a non-executive director. Mr Hastings' eminent and successful career began in 1985 at the Royal Bank of Scotland and after a period at BNP Paribas Ireland, he proceeded to lead Barclays Ban
Housebuilder and developer Mactaggart & Mickel has promoted group financial director Paul McAninch to the new role of chair of the company’s Investments arm, with responsibility for around £80 million of assets. To date the Investment Fund has provided growth capital for more than 50
Scottish tax expert Kirsty Paton has been appointed to a new Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Women in Venture Capital working group. As an entrepreneurial tax specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait (C+T), Ms Paton has been appointed to a newly formed committee aimed at inc
Leigh Grubb is to join Caledonia Housing Association as its new director of finance and governance. A qualified chartered accountant and former chief operating officer, Leigh has over 20 years’ experience within the financial services industry, including a number of senior manag
Wealth management firm Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of Sam Cowan as a financial planner in Edinburgh. Mr Cowan joins the firm from Tilney, where he has worked since graduating in 2012. A financial planner at Tilney since May 2015, he manages a portfolio of high net worth individuals
Edinburgh-based Symphonic Software has announced the appointment of Angela Brown as finance director. Ms Brown brings over 20 years' experience as a chartered accountant and 13 years' experience as leader of the Scottish business advisory team at international accountancy firm Mazars.
Industry body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) has announced the appointment of Alistair Stobie, chief financial officer at Hurricane Energy, to its board. Hurricane Energy has developed pioneering approaches to exploration, particularly in the frontier region West of Shetland and the company has recently ac
Law firm CMS has appointed contentious IP specialist Neeraj Thomas as an of counsel in the firm’s technology & media practice in Glasgow. He joins from Burness Paull, where he was a senior associate. Mr Thomas has extensive experience advising clients in disputes concerning patents, tradem
Altus Strategies, an Africa-focused project and royalty generator in the mining sector, has announced the appointment of Martin Keylock as chief financial officer and company secretary. Mr Keylock, a chartered accountant and graduate of the University of Glasgow and Aston University, joined the comp
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank has announced the appointment of Colin Neil as its new director of finance. Mr Neil joins the national NHS Board from his former role as assistant director of finance for acute services with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, just as the structural wor
Law firm Anderson Strathern has hired corporate specialist Euan Tripp from Brodies, with Mr Tripp being brought in as a partner in a move that strengthens the firm’s corporate and commercial offering. Mr Tripp brings extensive M&A and corporate finance experience including from the propert
Two new members have been appointed to the board of Scotland's tax authority, Revenue Scotland. The appointment of Jean Lindsay, a former HR director at the Forestry Commission, and Martin McEwen, currently head of tax at SSE Plc, have been confirmed by Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes.
Former RBS executive Jim Brown has been appointed CEO of Sainsbury's Bank, subject to regulatory approval. Mr Brown will join as CEO designate next Wednesday and will work with outgoing CEO Peter Griffiths for a short handover period.
Paul McGinnes has been appointed by Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group to head up its Reach Commercial Finance division in Scotland. Mr McGinnes takes on the head of Scotland role for the company, with a remit to meet the country’s ongoing demand for commercial finance expertise in the SM