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Trading Places: who's changing jobs in corporate Scotland

McClure hires new director of private services

McClure hires new director of private services

LAW firm McClure Naismith has appointed Julie Terrey as director of its expanding private client services division.

Ms Terrey, formerly a director with MacTaggart & Co and Kingsley Wood & Co, has extensive experience of common and complex legal matters that routinely affect families and individuals.

These range from wills, power of attorney and executries to trusts, inheritance tax planning, wealth management, dispute resolution and residential conveyancing.

Ms Terrey said: "Wealth management can be a pressing problem for many families and individuals but with careful planning and management we can help protect assets and make life easier for anyone facing challenging times in their lives.

"We can also help families and individuals make the best of their family and business assets.

"I am delighted to be joining McClure Naismith, which has a very good private client base and a great platform from which I can expand our private client practice."

John Blackwood, partner in charge of private client at McClure Naismith, added: "We are very pleased to have attracted Julie, who is so highly regarded in her field. I am confident Julie will be well received by our clients and enhance our private client services."

Dana appoints Fitzsimmons

DANA Petroleum has appointed David Fitzsimmons as the company's first independent non-executive director since delisting from the stock exchange in 2010.

Mr Fitzsimmons brings a wealth of experience to the board having spent nearly three decades in a number of leadership roles with BP.

After leaving BP, David was chief executive at Novera Energy until 2009, a leading AIM-listed UK renewable energy company.

Mr Fitzsimmons is non-executive director of Photonomi Group, which provides heating products using nanotechnology, and on the advisory boards of Nur Energie, a UK developer of large-scale solar power projects in the Sahara, and Braemar Energy, a US-based venture capital fund specialising in energy technologies.

Weston to head SCI academy

DAVID Weston has been appointed training and competence manager at Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), the provider of emergency marine systems and support services.

Mr Weston, who served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years, has been handed a company-wide auditing role and will also head SCI's new training academy in Stonehaven.

SIC, which recently opened its 12th office in Rotterdam, is on track to increase turnover to £30 million for its year-end in 2014 - a projected increase of 35% on the £22.1m achieved last year.

Mr Weston said: "I'm delighted to be joining a large international organisation, which nevertheless still holds the values and qualities of a family business.

"I'm looking forward to ensuring we maintain the correct certification for all our staff and taking opportunities to enhance skills along the way. More than that, the role of heading up the new training academy is a very exciting one."

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