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Ritchie takes top post at Havelock Europa

David RitchieShopfitter Havelock Europa has promoted chief operating officer David Ritchie (pictured) to chief executive with immediate effect.

Mr Ritchie, 43, joined the Fife company in 2013 as group commercial manager and was appointed to his current role only last month.

Prior to joining Havelock, he worked for Balfour Beatty (1998 – 2013) and Wimpey (1989-1998). Mr Ritchie is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has an MBA in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Graduate Business School.

The company has announced that the move to its new head office in Kirkcaldy has been completed as scheduled.

David MacLellan, chairman, said the search for a new CEO had been “rigorous and comprehensive” and had included internal and external candidates.

“The Board is unanimous that David is the right person to take Havelock forward,” he said. “This appointment comes at the same time that Havelock Europa moves to its new head office which has been designed and fitted out by its own team and which provides the best advertisement for Havelock Europa’s capabilities in the fit out market.”

Mr Ritchie said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Havelock and build on the foundations that have been put in place. We have a highly experienced management team and I look forward to working with them to grow the business.”

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