Body for electricians gets a new MD

SELECT, the organisation which represents the electrotechnical sector in Scotland, has appointed Darrell Matthews as its new managing director, replacing Newell McGuiness.

Mr Matthews has a wide range of commercial experience, most recently with industry bodies EEF, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Directors.

He said: “I feel very lucky to be able to join a successful organisation which is growing, and helping its members to grow too. It is a credit to its directors and its members and I want to work closely with them on key decision-making.”

Mr Matthews said his priorities with SELECT will be “to push the Excellence in Skills agenda, to support the campaign currently being addressed in the Scottish Parliament for Protection of Title and to further promote apprenticeships and training." He added: “Protection of Title is extremely important on many grounds."

Corrigan to head real estate at Vialex

LEGAL services firm Vialex has appointed Katie Corrigan as head of real estate, a newly-created position, as part of its strategy to realise its ambition to grow and develop specialist services in response to its clients’ needs.

Ms Corrigan joins from the Edinburgh-based firm from Brodies where she spent more than three years as an associate. Before that she worked at Tods Murray for 10 years, specialising in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Ms Corrigan said: “A lot of corporate deals have a property element and I am here to support Vialex with that but also to grow our real estate business in its own right.”

Also joining Vialex is Catriona Melton as a senior legal adviser, specialising in data protection. Ms Melton was previously in-house counsel with Hymans Robertson. A number of hires have also been made in Vialex’s transaction services team, including Zoe Fowlie who trained and qualified with Gillespie Macandrew.

New hires as QueryClick aims to grow

DIGITAL marketing consultancy QueryClick, based in Edinburgh and London, has made a series of senior hires and promotions to bolster its expansion plans.

Kristi Hoyle joins as head of account management from international marketing agency 4Ps where she was business director.

Also joining the consultancy’s senior management team is Haitham Fattah as head of SEO, a newly-created position, and Stuart Ferrie, who has played a pivotal role in growing the consultancy’s PPC offering over the past seven years, as head of paid search.

Leeanne Weatherston has been promoted to head of HR while Stephen McMenamin joins as a talent acquisition specialist.