Reekie steps up at Scottish Futures Trust

Peter ReekieThe Scottish Futures Trust has appointed Peter Reekie as chief executive. He takes up the post on 10 January.

He succeeds Barry White who is leaving to take up the role of chief executive for Transport for the North, based in Manchester. 

Mr Reekie, deputy chief executive and director of investments at SFT, was involved with the initial development of SFT and has been with the company since 2009 when it became operational. 

Ian Russell, SFT chairman, said of Peter’s appointment: “We are delighted to have secured someone of Peter’s calibre to take SFT forward.

“The vacancy attracted a large amount of interest, but it was clear to the independent interview panel that Peter’s professionalism, his strong credentials and track record made him the stand-out candidate for this demanding role.”

Mr Reekie, said: “I am excited and honoured to be named SFT’s new chief executive. It is a fantastic organisation and I’d like to thank Barry White for all of his work to build SFT to the success it is today.

“I am ambitious for the great team at SFT and am very much looking forward to leading the organisation and driving forward its plans for the future.”


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