ProjectScotland role for Paul Reddish
PAUL Reddish has become new chief executive of ProjectScotland - the national youth volunteering organisation.
Mr Reddish joins from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he began on the help desk 13 years ago and was latterly head of communications for its retail distribution businesses, including the RBS and Natwest brands.
He already has experience in the voluntary sector as co-founder of Inch Park Community Sports Club.
Mr Reddish said: "Having had such a fantastic experience with my own charity work, I'm delighted to get the opportunity to help many more people benefit personally, whilst giving something back to the community.
"I am thrilled to be taking the reins and ensuring ProjectScotland helps as many young people as possible and continues to grow as a force for good in Scotland."
Chairman Ian McAteer said: "Our goal is to make a tangible difference to the lives of thousands of young people in Scotland, as well as benefiting local communities up and down the country. Paul brings youth, energy and vision to our charity which will help us achieve the ambitious goals we set ourselves."
Sandra Cassels joins law firm bto
SCOTTISH law firm bto solicitors has appointed Sandra Cassels as a partner in its construction and engineering team.
Ms Cassels, formerly a partner at Burness Paull, will lead team with fellow partner Ann O'Connell, an accredited specialist in construction law based in the firm's Glasgow office.
She brings more 20 years' experience as a specialist construction lawyer to bto, having acted for construction and engineering companies, consultants and public sector bodies.
Ms Cassels specialises in contentious building, civil engineering and energy matters, as well as dispute resolution.
Bill Speirs, partner at bto solicitors, said: "Sandra is a recognised leader in her field and a very experienced contentious construction and engineering lawyer. Her significant skill set will strengthen our construction and engineering team and we are delighted to have attracted her to the firm."
Analyst for offshore specialists Aquaterra
JOHN Thomson has joined the team at Aquaterra Energy, the Aberdeen-based offshore engineering specialist. Mr Thomson joins as a senior riser analyst with specific focus on deep water project analysis.
His specialist engineering experience includes the design and numerical analysis of riser systems such as drilling and production risers, Jack-up systems, completion risers and conductor systems.
Eric Doyle, regional director for Europe at Aquaterra Energy, said: "John brings exceptional technical awareness and commercial understanding to our team and adds to the high-value engineering support we provide our clients.
"We are able to cover the complete project scope, from conceptual design and engineering analysis to construction and installation."
Mr Thomson is currently studying for a PhD in conductor soil interaction at the University of Strathclyde.
Senior surveyor position for Jenny MacRae
PROPERTY consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Jenny MacRae as senior surveyor within the valuation advisory team of its Scottish business.
Ms MacRae, who specialises in loan security and distressed property valuations, will provide advice and undertake valuations for the firm's client base.
A chartered practitioner and registered valuer, she began her career with Fife Council in Glenrothes, and most recently worked with GVA in Edinburgh.
Ms MacRae said: "Jones Lang LaSalle is one of the industry's leading players, and I'm looking forward to developing my career with the business. The valuation advisory team has a great portfolio of clients and benefits from the experience and reputation of working within the wider UK valuation team."
Caroline Parker, lead director for valuation in Scotland, said: "Jenny is a great addition to the business, and will play a key role as we continue to grow the valuation advisory practice in Scotland.
"We look forward to welcoming her to the team and benefiting from her excellent valuation experience to date."