FWB is pleased to announce the following appointments…

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Helen Page has joined Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks as Chief Marketing Officer.  Helen was formerly Managing Director for Marketing and Innovation, UK Retail, at RBS, and in a key appointment for the Bank, has been appointed to lead marketing, brand and complaint-handling activity and develop a reputation for ‘distinctive customer service’ across the brands.

The Board of Macfarlane Group PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Paterson as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee.  Stuart is currently Finance Director at Forth Ports, the UK port operations and property group, and previously held a number of senior financial and general management roles at Motorola Corporation, Aggreko PLC and Johnston Press PLC.

Gavin Willens is the new Head of Scotland for BNP Paribas Real Estate.  He joins from CBRE where he had been a Director in the Capital Markets team for eight years.

Exova, the world’s largest dedicated testing group, has appointed Phil Coles as European MD for its Food Division.  Phil was formerly Managing Director at Brookes Avana (Premier Foods).

Pamela Smyth has joined Forth Ports as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.  She was previously Group Legal Director with Miller Group.

TauRx, the life sciences company focussed on the development of treatments and diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease, has appointed Tim Earle as Chief Business Officer.  He was previously Commercial Director of Proxima Concepts in London.

Graeme Hardie has joined FNZ (UK) as a Non-Executive Director.  FNZ specialise in providing market-leading platform technology and investment administration services to the financial and investment sectors worldwide.  Graeme is also a Non-Executive Director at Metro Bank UK Ltd, and after a successful executive career in Retail Banking at Santander and NatWest was a Senior Adviser at FSA Retail Markets.

Having helped recruit the new CEO, Professor Chris West from Australia, FWB is delighted that Barbara Smith has joined The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland as Chief Operating Officer.  Barbara has joined from Chester Zoo where she was Managing Director, and will bring a wealth of strong commercial experience to the Zoo.

Mike Douglas, formerly of Aegon, has joined @sipp, the specialist providers of self-invested pension products as its Chief Executive.

Jarvie Plant, one of Scotland’s leading plant and hire vehicle rental companies has appointed Ken Lewandowski as a Non Executive Director and Douglas Smeaton as Sales Director.

Chris McIlduff has joined Miller Group as Head of Business Systems.  He was formerly with RHL, the intelligent outsourcing specialist.

Gaia Wind, a world leading high performance small wind turbine manufacturer has appointed John Gallagher as Sales Director.  He was formerly with BDR Thermea, a large European engineering group.

Aberforth Partners have appointed Carolina Viola to the key appointment of Compliance Officer & Money Laundering Reporting Officer.  Carolina joins Aberforth from SVM Asset Management Ltd.

Fujifilm Imaging Colourants (FFIC), the global leader in the development and supply of innovative, high performance colourants, has appointed Owen Garrigan as its new Group Technical Manager.  He was previously with AkzoNobel in Slough as Head of Open Innovation.

Stuart Miller, previously Engineering Manager with Pepsico International (Quaker Oats) in Fife has joined Devro, one of the world’s leading suppliers of collagen casings for food as Site Engineering Manager.

Rebecca Bolt has been appointed Product & Partnership Director of Genius Foods Ltd – the very successful and fast growing gluten free food business.  She joined from Fabulous Bakin Boys where she was Head of New Product Development.

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