Duthie, who joined SEC Ltd on its inception in 1984, has been the company’s commercial director since 2008.
Peter Duthie has been appointed as the new chief executive of Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC) Ltd.Duthie, who joined SEC Ltd on its inception in 1984, has been the company’s commercial director since 2008.He will assume full responsibility for the entire business operation of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and SSE Hydro when current chief executive John Sharkey steps down and leaves the business on April 19.
Will Whitehorn, chairman of SEC Ltd, said: “The recruitment process for the position of CEO has been a rigorous one with a large number of candidates and lengthy interview process for what is a very sought after and challenging job.“Peter has emerged as the best candidate on his own merit and the fact that he has done so reflects the standing of the SECC team in the UK and wider market.“I am greatly looking forward to working with Peter to continue building the SECC and SSE Hydro into a powerhouse of entertainment, sport, conferences, exhibitions and other facilities at the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant and growing economy and we are planning considerable further investment at the site to achieve this.”
Commenting on his appointment, Duthie added: “With the opening of The SSE Hydro, I believe the SECC to be the leading event and entertainment campus in the UK.“The business is well placed for a great future, moving from a period of development to the challenge of fully exploiting the assets which have been created.“I look forward to being in a position to lead and direct the company at such an exciting time.”
“The appointment attracted considerable interest from within the UK and internationally and ultimately a very strong shortlist was assembled. Peter was able to demonstrate that not only does he have an excellent knowledge of the venue and the sector but that he also has the vision and ability to take SEC forward – frankly he is an excellent choice and I’m sure will be a first class CEO” commented Scott who managed and advised on the selection process.