McGill boosts board with appointment of Silvie Gowans as HR Director

Dundee based building services company, McGill has strengthened its Board of Directors with the promotion of current HR Manager, Silvie Gowans to the position of HR Director.

Silvie, an experienced HR professional originally joined McGill as HR Manager in 2006 after working for some of the biggest firms within the Engineering, Legal and Construction sectors in Dundee. After new owner Graeme Carling acquired McGill in March, Silvie was one of the first to be recruited back into the business, and Silvie’s knowledge of the company and HR expertise have helped the company re-build quickly and recruit some of the best in the industry into the new company.

CEO Graeme Carling commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Silvie to our Board of Directors and have no doubt that her experience and commitment to this company will help continue our growth, which will ramp up significantly over the coming months as a number of acquisitions look set to complete. Silvie has been instrumental in building the business since we acquired it and we are lucky to have her join the Board where she can influence the direction of McGill moving forwards.”

McGill Chairman, Syd Fudge OBE added: “Silvie has impressed since day one and it is with pleasure that we offered her a position on the Board. From my 40+ years’ experience in senior positions in various companies, a solid and diverse Board is essential to long-term success, and I have no doubt that Silvie’s appointment enhances our top team.”

Silvie said: “Having worked with McGill for almost 13 years it is an honour to be asked by Syd and Graeme to join the board of directors. I am thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to supporting the staff and rest of the Board to continue our growth and success.”