Keith Skeoch, CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, has been appointed chair of the Investment Association’s (IA) board. Mr Skeoch replaces Peter Harrison, group CEO of Schroders, as chair after his three-year term comes to an end.
Cruden Group company Hart Builders has appointed Martin Cooper as its new finance director. Mr Cooper is a qualified chartered accountant and held the role of finance director at Galliford Try and Miller Construction. He also previously worked at Arthur Andersen, where he held the role of audit mana
Following her delivery of the Scottish Budget, Kate Forbes has been appointed as cabinet secretary for finance. Ms Forbes' appointment was announced alongside the other cabinet appointments to the Scottish Government.
Unity Trust Bank has appointed former RBS head of corporate transactions John Copping as its new regional director for North. Mr Copping has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector having worked at RBS for over 30 years where he was regional head of corporate transactions, overseeing
Jenny Simpson, partner and head of Wylie & Bisset’s charities team, has been re-appointed to the advisory committee that oversees the rules for how charities across the UK and Ireland report on their finances. For the first time, the committee will include organisations which work closely
The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has appointed Jude McCorry as its new chief executive. Ms McCorry will take over from Eamonn Keane, who had taken on the role temporarily to enable the centre to secure the best possible long-term replacement for Mandy Haeburn-Little, who departed
Former Deloitte and Arthur Andersen partner Garry North has been appointed as a chief operating officer of Aberdeenshire energy services company STATS Group. Mr North has over four decades of experience in the engineering and oil and gas industries and has held senior management roles in Europe, Nor
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PoCF) has appointed former banker Roger Eddie as its new chairman whilst also adding two new members to its board. A non-executive director of Springfield Properties Plc, Mr Eddie was a specialist business banker with 35 years’ experience in the sector, mainly spent
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has announced the appointment of Derek Mitchell and Lyn Calder as new office managing partners. Derek Mitchell will take over as managing partner of the firm’s Aberdeen office on 1 April and in Edinburgh, this role will be assumed by Lyn Calder.
Aberdeen-based Well-SENSE has appointed corporate financier Stuart Black as its new global director. Mr Black joined the company last month, bringing with him over 12 years' experience within the energy and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) sectors, specialising in strategic planning and corporate d
The Treasury has confirmed the appointment of Jeannette Lichner and Bernadette Conroy as non-executive directors to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) board. Ms Lichner and Ms Conrol will each serve three-year terms beginning on 1 April 2020 and 1 August 2020 respectively.
Law firm Murray Beith Murray has announced a number of internal promotions across its asset protection and property groups. Fraser Scott, who has been with Murray Beith Murray since 2015, has been promoted from senior solicitor to associate. He works in the firm’s asset protection group and sp