New board role

MacDiarmid becomes deputy chairman at Murgitroyd

Patent and trade mark company Murgitroyd Group has appointed Willie MacDiarmid as deputy chairman. He takes on the role from Edward Murgitroyd who became CEO in February.

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 Stirlingbased 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.”

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