Aberdeenshire-based Ferguson Group has started the New Year by strengthening its management team with a round of key appointments.
The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of containers, refrigeration containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the global offshore energy, has significantly boosted its finance and HR teams, including the appointment of Richard J Smith as finance director.
Richard is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and will be based at the Ferguson Group’s head office in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. He has extensive experience in many business sectors, including over three years working in Australia.
Steven Ferguson, chairman and CEO of Ferguson Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the team and I am confident that with the depth of experience he brings, he will be a great asset to us.
“The Ferguson Group continues to grow internationally and it is critical that we constantly review our business performance, to allow us to evolve in a way that supports business success and enables further expansion. Richard will be instrumental in achieving this going forward.”
Julia McGlashan has been appointed as HR manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience in oil and gas, technology and manufacturing sectors. She most recently held the position of Group HR manager at Reservoir Group and has been responsible for the development of global HR and recruitment strategies, talent management and training and development policies.
Other recent appointments include Shona Allen, Group management accountant, David Gagiero, finance manager, Ferguson Group Australia and Graham Boyle as Global HSEQ manager.
Mike Melville, who previously held the position of finance director within the Group, has relocated to Dubai to become Ferguson Group’s new Commercial Director.
Steven continued: “2012 was a busy year for us, with a number of important contract wins and the opening of 2 new global bases. We have increased staff by 15% during 2012 to meet the high levels of customer demand we have seen, and expect this to continue in 2013.
“Strengthening our international presence is a key part of our strategic approach and this is very much supported by the team at our headquarters in Aberdeenshire. As we continue with global expansion, we are very much committed to ensuring that we have the best team possible in place to support our business aims.”
Source: Ferguson Group