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FWB Park Brown Appointments

By December 9, 2020News & updates

FWB Park Brown are pleased to announce we have recently advised on the following appointments.  It is particularly interesting that these searches have both started and competed during the various phases of lockdown and are great examples of a new and efficient way of working. Stay well.


Edrington, owners of amongst others, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse and the international rum, Brugal has appointed Angus Cockburn as a Non Executive Director and Chair  of  Audit Committee. He is CFO of Serco plc and formerly the CFO of Aggreko plc. He is also currently a Senior Independent Director of FTSE 100 Ashtead plc and an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Jim Pettigrew has been appointed as Chair of the world-renowned Scottish Ballet and succeeds Norman Murray into the position. Until recently Jim was Chairman of Virgin Money plc and like Norman, he is a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Novosound is an IP rich company that designs, manufactures and sells ultrasound sensors for a number of markets, including the Oil & Gas sector. Derek Mathieson has been appointed as Chair and will help guide it through its next stage of exciting and ambitious development. He was recently Chief Marketing & Technology Officer for Baker Hughes.

Internationally respected Howden has 5400 employees across 29 countries, is an expert in air and gas handling and it’s solutions are used in key applications all around the world.  Angela Manson, formerly of Cigna and Shell, has joined as Global Reward Manager.

Edinburgh Innovations is the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service and benefits society and the economy by helping researchers, students and industry drive innovation. Amy Rafferty, formerly Head of Public Relations at Scottish Conservatives, is now Head of Communications and Marketing.

Weir Group PLC,  which creates innovative engineering solutions for the minerals, oil & gas, power and industrial markets globally has appointed Jonathan Horrell to the newly created role of Head of Sustainability. This role recognises the critical role Weir’s innovative engineering has in making its main markets more sustainable, including reducing energy, waste and water consumption. He joins from Mondelez where he was Director of Sustainability.

William Grant & Sons, famous for, amongst others Glenfiddich, Grants, Hendricks Gin, Balvenie and Monkey Shoulder has appointed Mark Dawson as Global Procurement Director. He joins from Britvic where he was Director of Procurement.

Following an MBI backed by Foresight Capital and Maven Capital , chemical manufacturer FIS Chemicals has appointed Derek Mathieson as Chair and Gordon Davidson as Finance Director. Derek had been Chief Marketing and Technology Officer at Baker Hughes and Gordon has previously worked with Maven.

CuanTec is a blue biotech company taking waste from the fisheries industries and creating innovative products useful to many growing industries worldwide. Craig Sterling has joined as CEO. He was the co-founder and former CEO of Omscientia Inc, a  membrane protein structural biology specialist in Carlsbad CA.

Dance Base is Scotland’s National Centre for Dance and encourages and celebrates the potential for dance in everyone.  Robert Dawson Scott becomes Chair and Susan Hetrick and Jane McFadzean become Board Members.

Former Scottish Rugby President and Dance Base Chair Ed Crozier is the new Chair of Netball Scotland.

Stuart Findlay has joined Campbells Prime Meat as Head of Ecommerce. He joins from Trespass where he was Deputy Ecommerce Manager, having previously worked with Chisholm Hunter and Schuh.

Former Mastermind winner and ‘15 to 1’ Grand Champion, Peter Finan, has joined Novel Technologies as Sales Director. He joins from Microban Inc where he was Strategic Account Specialist EMEA. Novel has created an eco-friendly antimicrobial technology to develop an anti-smell fabric.

ROVOP, specialists in subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles , has appointed Paul Yeats as Chief Commercial Officer. He was previously Global Director, Subsea Products with iTech-7 (Subsea 7).

Mark Ashman has joined global broiler breeding business Aviagen as UK Finance Director. He was previously Group Finance Director with Peak Scientific.

Carla Roberts has joined the Scottish Football Association as Interim Director of Finance & IT. She previously held the position of Projects Finance Director with Weir Group. She will hold the position until February 2021 when a permanent appointment will be made.

Mike Hartley has joined leading social enterprise and charity Cyrenians as Commercial Director and Head of Trading Services. He was previously Managing Director of Newsco Insider and Commercial Director (Media Scotland) with Trinity Mirror PLC.

With just over 5,400 properties, Bield is one of the largest providers of housing and care support services for older people in Scotland. Diana McLean joins as Director of Customer Experience from Weslo Housing Management.

Nick Cunningham has joined Forfar based technical textiles manufacturer Don & Low as Finance Director and is formerly of Proclad Group, where he was Group Financial Controller.

Hillhouse Estates is a substantial family owned business based in Ayrshire with interests in Quarrying, Farming, Property, Hospitality and Renewables. Alan Hill has been appointed to the role of Group Finance Director, having held the same position with Browns Food Group.

Passionate about saving energy, Green Home Systems has a wide range of energy efficiency solutions to meet the specific needs of a variety of residential properties. Recent external investment, combined with the planned growth trajectory of the business and exciting trends in the market, has created the opportunity to appoint its first Operations Director and Steven Porch, formerly Operations Director at Mears Group Plc, joins in this role.

Baxters Food Group, one of Scotland’s most iconic businesses, continues to grow its operations internationally across North America, Europe and Australia.  Adam Kerr joins in the new role of Group Commercial Finance Manager, having previously been a Corporate Finance Manager within the Oil & Gas Industry.

Stuart Murray, formerly of Hart Builders, has been appointed as Financial Director of King Group, the family-owned Property and Investment Group.

Award winning food waste recycling business Keenan Recycling has appointed Jacqui Gibb as its Finance Manager. She was previously Financial Controller at IKM Testing UK.

Highland Spring has appointed Alexa Storrier as Head of HR. She was previously Director of People at Project Heather.

Heat treatment & mechanical separation specialists Centrifuges Unlimited has appointed Tristan Hughes as Business Development Manager. He was previously UK Sales Manager at Siltbuster, part of Selwood Group.

Lisa Beresford, formerly  Head of HR at  South Lanarkshire College, is now People Director at Clyde Valley Housing Association.

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