McGill Appoint New Directors
McGill are delighted to announce that from the 1 January 2018 they have promoted three of their senior managers to the position of Director.
Alastair McLachlan has taken up the position of Commercial Director. Alastair has worked in the M&E industry for over 30 years and has worked for some of the largest M&E contractors in the country. Alastair joined McGill as Managing Surveyor in September 2013. He was promoted to Commercial Manager in July 2015 and now looks after a team of nine Quantity Surveyors.
Chris Ferriday has been promoted from the position of Operations Manager Residential for Dundee to Operations Director Residential. Chris is a joiner to trade and has worked in various sectors within the construction industry. Chris was a Project Manager for Balfour Beatty from 2012 to 2014 before joining McGill in May 2014 as Operations Manager.
Graeme Sutherland, previously Operations Manager M&E for Dundee, is now Operations Director M&E. Graeme is a time served Electrician and spent much of his career with NG Bailey. Graeme joined McGill in 2005 as a Project Engineer and remained in this role until 2012, when he left to work in Shetland until January 2015. Graeme returned to McGill in February 2015 and was promoted to Operations Manager shortly afterwards.
Colin Low, Managing Director, commented
I am delighted that we have promoted three current members of staff to the position of Director. I strongly believe that giving clear career paths and opportunities to existing employees will encourage loyalty and will be vital to the future success of the Company, allowing us to retain key members of staff who work the McGill way.
Alastair, Chris and Graeme have all demonstrated their strengths and capabilities over the last few years in their previous roles. The key attributes I am looking for in anyone we promote, whatever the level; are hard work, commitment, leadership, team work, building good relationships with our customers (both internal and external), successful delivery and ambition for themselves but also the Company as a whole.
In addition they have appointed a fourth new director. Frazer Meiklejohn joined McGill at the tail end of 2017 as Operations Director FM. Frazer has a wealth of experience in Facilities Management having worked for Arthur McKay in Edinburgh for nine years before moving to FES for the last eight years where is held the position of Managing Director for FES Facilities Management. McGill are confident that Frazer will continue their successful trend of diversification so McGill are well positioned to manage changes in the market and bring fresh impetus and opportunities.
These four new appointments put McGill in a strong position and get 2018 off to an exciting start.
Back row L to R: Chris Ferriday, Graeme Sutherland
Front row L to R: Frazer Meiklejohn, Alastair McLachlan