Amy Paterson, senior risk manager at Barclays, has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Financial Enterprise Young Professionals Network. She replaces outgoing Milly Batchelor, business manager at NatWest Group, who has been chair of the network since 2019.
KPMG UK has appointed Fiona Robertson as associate director within its corporate finance M&A team in Scotland. Ms Robertson joins the professional services firm from Azets, where she was director of corporate finance for the past two years.
Bob Barr has joined the board of Action for Financial Inclusion (AfFI), the charitable CIC which has developed payroll saving in Scotland. AfFI is funded by the Scottish Government through leading credit unions.
Dundee-based insurtech company Broker Insights has appointed Dr Artur Niemczewski as a non-executive director. During his 25-year executive career in insurance, Dr Niemczewski has held several C-suite positions, including with AXA, Willis/WTW, Marsh, and Xchanging/DXC.
Balfour and Manson has appointed Scott Foster as its new chief operating officer. Mr Foster, who spent 35 years at Royal Bank of Scotland, mainly as a relationship manager to professional service firms, joins on 3 April 2023. He has worked as a relationship banker with Balfour and Manson for 18 year
Professional services group Progeny has appointed Heather Ross to the new role of head of academy. The firm has offices in Edinburgh and Ayrshire and launched its adviser academy in April 2019 which currently offers a three-year programme that targets chartered status.
Tidman Legal founder and intellectual property solicitor, Oliver Tidman, has been appointed to the advisory panel at the Institute of Directors (IoD). Currently the only legal advisor based in Scotland on the IoD panel, Mr Tidman said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Institute of Directo
Two figures from the world of food and business have joined the board of ingredients manufacturer Macphie to help it achieve the next stage of its growth plans. Norman Soutar and Jane Stewart join the team at Macphie Ltd as non-executive directors, bringing with them a wealth of leadership and indus
Savills has appointed Alistair Wright as investment director in its Edinburgh office in a move to expand its UK investment division. Mr Wright joins from CBRE where he has spent 15 years operating in the UK commercial investment market, advising both purchasers and vendors on transactions, and devel
AAB Wealth has appointed senior financial planner Alan Turner as it expands its operations across Central Scotland. Mr Turner has more than 12 years’ experience in financial planning and has previously held positions at Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton Wealth Advisory and abrdn Financial Plann
Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has promoted two of its senior colleagues to partner and a third to director. Alan Dean has become a partner within the firm’s fast growing tax advisory team, while Mairi Maciver was promoted to partner taking a leading role with the accounts and
Global strategic real estate advisor, Avison Young, has made two senior appointments to its building consultancy and land and development teams. Stewart Taylor joins as a principal to lead and take forward the land and development function in Scotland, while Iain King joins as lead director of a 15-
Tech and analytics consulting firm Optima Partners has announced it’s on course to double its headcount to over 100 in the next 12 months. The Edinburgh-headquartered firm secured a £2.3 million investment from capital investor BGF, and appointed new non-executive directors, Karen Thomas
The Wee House Group has appointed Richard Reid and Emma Robertson as (acting) chief executive officer and chief financial officer, respectively. Jennifer Higgins, current CEO of the group will take a step back at the end of this month when her maternity leave begins.
Motherwell FC's current chief Alan Burrows has been appointed as chief executive by Aberdeen FC and will take up his new role at Pittodrie on 27 February 2023. With over 15 years at Motherwell FC – nine as CEO – Mr Burrows has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience and credibility in