THE soon to open Malmaison Dundee has announced two key appointments ahead of its December launch.
General manager Claire Livingston and sales manager Phyllis Wilkie have already taken up their posts, operating from an office near the 91-bedroom property.
Ms Livingston will manage a team of more than 100 staff in the former Tay Hotel, which will feature a Mal Bar, 100-seat brasserie with Josper Grill and event spaces for up to 160 people.
A graduate in hospitality and tourism management, Ms Livingston has held a range of managerial roles at Edinburgh's Paramount Carlton Hotel and Jurys Inn.
After graduating in hospitality management, Ms Wilkie took on a graduate role at Balbirnie House Hotel, where she rose to the post of assistant manager.
First for Keepmoat
KEEPMOAT has recruited Gerard McMahon as its first sustainability manager in Scotland.
The housing and regeneration specialist has made the appointment as it continues to find work in energy efficiency measures and by sourcing ECO funded solutions for housing providers.
Mr McMahon joins Keepmoat with several years' experience in the energy sector, having worked in local authority, housing association and private sector projects.
Eamonn McGarvey, Keepmoat's regional director in Scotland, said: "This newly created role allows us to bring focus and commitment to an increasingly important part of our business."
EUREKA Solutions, the business systems provider, has appointed a new senior specialist with wide experience of Sage accountancy software.
The Lanarkshire-based company has secured the services of Susan Whiffin, who has worked with Sage for 14 years, who will take up the post of senior product specialist.
Alistair Livingstone, managing director at Eureka Solutions, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Susan to the team. She brings valuable skills, product expertise and experience to the position from her previous roles with Sage. I am confident that she will make a valuable contribution to Eureka Solutions."
Susan said: "I am looking forward to supporting Alistair and the rest of the team at Eureka in product knowledge and delivering results as well as building on the hard work already undertaken."
An eminent fellow
BRANDON Malone, of law firm McClure Naismith, has been appointed an eminent fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr Malone, who heads the firm's contentious construction and arbitration team and chairs the Scottish Arbitration Centre, frequently conducts arbitrations and adjudications on significant construction projects.
He is an accredited specialist in both construction and arbitration law with the Law Society of Scotland, he advised the Scottish Government on the creation of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, and lectures on construction and arbitration law to various professional bodies including the RICS.
Mr Malone said: "It is a great honour to be appointed an eminent fellow of RICS. I have worked with the RICS on a number of projects over the years, the most recent being the Scottish Arbitration Centre, in which RICS is an important member. I am delighted to be joining the RICS as a Fellow and I look forward to working with the RICS to enhance the effectiveness of dispute resolution in the construction and property sectors."