New board role
MacDiarmid becomes deputy chairman at Murgitroyd
Mr MacDiarmid has a range of public company experiences in both executive and non-executive roles, most notably in the utilities and business services sectors.
Mr MacDiarmid is currently chairman of Fallago Rigg, a joint venture between Hermes Capital and EDF Renewables, and chairman of Ogilvie Group, the Stirling‐based family-owned business with interests spanning construction, fleet hire and IT. He also works with senior executives across various industries mentoring and providing one-to-one coaching.
He held senior positions, including energy retail director, with ScottishPower from 1989 until 2006.
During the period 2009 to 2012 he was chief operating officer at EAGA; in 2012 a non-executive director and then chief executive of May Gurney; and in 2014 interim CEO of Barchester Healthcare. Mr MacDiarmid was appointed a non-executive director of Smart Metering Systems in 2014 and became chairman in 2016.
Ian Murgitroyd, chairman, commented: “I would like to welcome Willie MacDiarmid to the board of Murgitroyd. Willie possesses a wealth of expertise and experience and we are delighted to have been able to attract an individual with Willie’s track record and credentials to join our board.”