Mid-market private equity investor LDC has bolstered its team in Scotland with the appointment of Lee Donaldson as investment director.

Mr Donaldson will work alongside director and head of Scotland Mark Kerr and investment director Colin Bennett to further strengthen the firm’s operations in Scotland and drive new investment opportunities across the country’s growing group of medium-sized businesses.

He joins from RBS, where he most recently led the bank’s structured finance team in Aberdeen.

He has over 20 years’ experience of working directly with Scottish businesses.

Mr Kerr said: "We are committed to supporting ambitious management teams across Scotland as they grow their businesses.

"Lee’s addition to the team means we can better support more firms considering private equity."

Mr Donaldson said: "I am really excited to be joining LDC at such a crucial time for business in Scotland.

"There are hundreds of high-growth mid-market businesses based in Scotland and we’re keen to partner with those management teams looking to take the next step in their journey."

CST Global appoints R&D programme manager

Dr Tiina Delmonte has been appointed research and development programme manager at CST Global.

Prior to her appointment at tech firm CST Global, Ms Delmonte worked in programme management and in analysis and research engineering roles at Doosan Babcock, Doosan Power Systems and BAE Systems.

Ms Delmonte is involved in next generation technology projects in the UK and European Technology Consortium Programme, customer-specific, foundry-based development projects, and production improvement projects for CST Global standard products.

She holds a MSci degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow and an EngD in Photonics from Heriot-Watt University.

Ms Delmonte said: "I am implementing a Stage Gate approach to new product development, which is known to achieve efficient, flexible, transparent, through-life product development.

I will train and mentor other staff in project management and identify new programme, process and project opportunities for CST Global.”

CST Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB.