Employment duo Ingrid McGhee and Steven Harte have joined law firm Weightmans to lead its employment, pensions and immigration department in Glasgow. Ms McGhee has a wealth of experience in the provision of legal services and was a partner at LexLeyton, responsible for establishing the fir
Donna Kerr has been appointed as Cambridge & Counties Bank's first area director for Scotland to support the bank's continuing growth in the region. Ms Kerr brings 30 years of leadership and business experience to Cambridge & Counties Bank. Prior to joining, she spent the previous three year
Charlene Wallace, the current chair of Edinburgh Trams, has been appointed as CEO of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce. Ms Wallace has held several senior board director level roles in rail, bus and aviation including periods at Virgin Trains and Wales Rail Services where she was director for busines
Willie Watt has been appointed as the first chair of the board of the Scottish National Investment Bank. Willie Watt was CEO of Martin Currie, an international public equities investment firm based in Edinburgh, between 2001 and February of 2019, and will step down as chairman of the firm in Decembe
Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Jon Oakey as finance and business services director. Mr Oakey joins the board after three years with Stagecoach Group as finance director, Scotland including a period as managing director of the East Scotland bus operation.
Private bank Hampden & Co has hired Andrew Bell as its chief commercial officer. Most recently employed as commercial director, Europe at Aegon Asset Management, Mr Bell will bring broad financial services experience in wealth management, asset management and private banking from senior rol
Accountants Chiene + Tait (C+T) have appointed Mairi MacIver as director of its accounts and business support (ABS) division. Based at the firm’s Edinburgh headquarters, Ms MacIver joins from Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, where she spent the last 15 years developing extensive knowled
MHA Henderson Loggie has appointed Diana Penny as audit partner in its Edinburgh office. Ms Penny's focus is to drive further growth in the firm’s audit business, and she brings over 25 years’ experience to the role, the majority of it with Grant Thornton where latterly she was a directo
The board of Phoenix Group Holdings plc, which owns Standard Life Assurance, has announced that Andy Briggs will be its new group chief executive following the retirement of Clive Bannister. Phoenix Group Holdings purchased Standard Life Assurance last year and in the process took on thousands of st
Specialist lender and savings bank Paragon has announced the appointment of Fraser Tilley as a new regional asset finance director for Scotland. Mr Tilley joins from Santander, where he spent nine years as Scottish regional director for asset finance, leading the business in growing the commercial l
Swedish Fintech iZettle has appointed Sam Kemp and Sophie Goddard as managers in its Edinburgh office. iZettle is a digital commerce solution for SMEs, with products including a contactless card device through which people can give money to buskers rather than saying they have no change.
Corporate, banking and finance lawyer Sherif Hampton has joined Excello Law as a finance specialist. Mr Hampton qualified in 2009 and has worked at several global law firms including Jones Day and Ashurst.
Sheila Gunn, vice-chair of Wheatley Group, has joined the board of Scottish Building Society in a non-executive role. Ms Gunn has worked in legal practice for 23 years and was previously a partner at Shepherd & Wedderburn for 12 years.
Accountancy and business advisory firm French Duncan LLP has announced a series of appointments in its Edinburgh office following a £250,000 refurbishment. The firm has appointed Stephen Oates as a director in the tax team, supported by assistant manager Jen Kinnear, and chartered financial pl