Search for new CEO
Russian leaves IIP group Re:markable for US role
Peter Russian: led the organisation for 15 years (pic: Terry Murden)
Peter Russian, chief executive of training agency Re:markable, is leaving 15 years in the role to take up a new challenge in the US.
Mr Russian, who led the Investors In People Scotland programme through last year’s rebrand, will be joining David Marquet and the Turn the Ship Around organisation, to help grow a global leadership advice business.
Bonnie Clarke, currently client relationship director, will assume leadership of Re:markable as interim chief executive when Mr Russian leaves on 2 November.
The organisation is currently recruiting a chairman to replace Linda Urquhart who is stepping down after seven years in the role. Once that role is fulfilled at the turn of the year the search for a permanent chief executive will begin.
Mrs Urquhart said: “”On behalf of the Board, the staff and all of our stakeholders, I offer Peter my sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts over the last 15 years.
“Much has been achieved: market growth and penetration for the Investors in People accreditation, the development and launch of the Investors in Young People accreditation in partnership with the Scottish Government, our rebrand to become Re:markable and of course the launch of our Intent-Based Leadership offering.
“Peter has contributed hugely to the leadership and organisation development sector here in Scotland and we wish him every success for the future.”
Mr Russian said: “It has been my absolute pleasure to work with the Re:markable team over the last 15 years. We have made organisations happier, healthier and better places to be. This achievement is down to all the colleagues I have worked with over the years, without whose support Re:markable would not be the organisation it is today.”