New head hired

IT firm CGI appoints McGranaghan to head Scots unit

CGI, the IT company, has appointed Lindsay McGranaghan as business unit leader in Scotland.

Ms McGranaghan will oversee its offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Aberdeen.

Her appointment comes as CGI prepares to move its Glasgow staff into a city centre office which will become its Scottish headquarters, eventually housing more than 400 staff.

McGranaghan, 36, began her working life as a roadshow presenter with Scottish Executive and the Royal Bank of Scotland, promoting further and higher education for 13 to 15-year-olds. It gave her first-hand experience of encouraging young people, especially young women, into careers in sectors such as tech and IT.

She said: “We want to continue to focus on creating the digital skill sets for a 21st century workforce and being a driving force for STEM education, as well as leading the way in training and employing women in tech. We want the young people of today to work for us tomorrow.”

Tara McGeehan, President of CGI’s UK Operations, said: “She is a highly successful and respected colleague who really knows the business and is committed to CGI’s growth strategy in Scotland.”

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