Harper Macleod appoints new partner

Harper Macleod appoints new partner

XLAW firm Harper Macleod has strengthened its real estate and construction team with the appointment of Jane McMonagle as partner.

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Ms McMonagle joins the firm from Dundas & Wilson, which recently merged with CMS Cameron McKenna.

In her new role, she has been charged with enhancing Harper Macleod's real estate and construction service, while supporting its infrastructure and projects team.

Chief executive Martin Darroch, said: "We are delighted to welcome Jane to the firm.

"She has shown a real desire to join a progressive and ambitious firm, and brings extensive experience in areas of work where we see huge potential in the period ahead.

"We have made a number of significant lateral hires over recent months and Jane's arrival is another indication of our determination to continue this strategy of organic growth and expand our practices even further."

Harper Macleod has also added solicitor Rory Byrom to its employment team.

Jerry Collins to be Sierra's UK director

XGLASGOW-based Sierra Support Services Group has appointed Jerry Collins as its first UK managing director.

Mr Collins has joined the outsourcing company from the Rotary Group, where he spent 18 years as manager of Rotary Ireland.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has held key roles in the mechanical, hydraulics and electrical industries. This includes a spell as regional commercial manager at The Kentz Group.

Sierra group managing director TJ Malone said: "Sierra has ambitious plans to grow its UK operations to reflect the presence we already have in Ireland and Jerry's appointment will help realise that ambition.

"We already work with some of the UK's leading utility and digital companies as a seamless addition to their engineering teams but we now need to take the UK business to the next level. Jerry's experience in growing companies and securing key contracts is essential to those plans."

New chairwoman at Robert Gordon

XTHE Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed Jennifer Craw as the first female chairwoman of its board of governors.

Ms Craw, a former chief executive of Scottish Enterprise Grampian, takes up her new role as Aberdeen-based RGU along with two new independent governors - Gas2 managing director Mike Fleming and Ken Milroy, founder and managing director of The Foyer.

Two staff governors, Lucy Jack and Douglas Robertson have also joined.

RGU Principal Ferdinand von Prondzynski said: "We have set ourselves a clear strategic direction and robust performance indicators against which our success will be monitored, and we relish the challenge of meeting these.

I look forward to working with Jennifer and the board in positioning RGU as a beacon for higher education both nationally and internationally.

"We are honoured to have attracted a dynamic, diverse and highly qualified board which will steer us on an exciting journey to deliver a strategy which will set new standards for our students, our staff and our community."