Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland


Motive makes finance moves

A North East marine equipment specialist has strengthened its management team with two key appointments as part of expansion plans.

Motive Offshore Group has promoted head of finance Colin Murray to the new role of chief financial officer, with Brian Montgomery joining as finance manager.

Mr Murray, who has worked with Aberdeenshire-based Motive for 18 months, will now join the board of directors, and will be focused on strengthening the company’s financial and business investment strategies to support its growth ambitions.

Mr Montgomery brings more than 20 years of experience to Motive, having held various financial roles for a number of global oil and gas firms. He will be responsible for implementing and devising financial processes to deliver efficiencies and support the overall expansion of the business.

Chief executive officer James Gregg said: “Both Colin and Brian have considerable financial experience combined with in-depth knowledge and technical understanding of the oil and gas industry, which will prove invaluable to the company as it continues to develop and grow. Their appointments come at a pivotal time for the Motive Offshore Group and their expertise will play an integral role as we target further expansion worldwide.”

Pinsent in partner drive

Law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed its largest number of new partners in Scotland for more than three years.

In its largest promotion round to date, the firm has announced 29 new partners across its global operations, five based in Scotland.

Financial services specialists Stacey Bairner and Alan Cassels, infrastructure experts Craig Morrison and Victoria Miller and real estate-focused Gary McGovern will all be promoted from May 1.

Outside of the UK there have also been promotions across the firm’s offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UAE.

The promotions mean the firm will have more than 70 partners in Scotland.

Richard Masters, partner and board member at Pinsent Masons, said: “Each of the five new partners deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to their clients.

“These promotions reflect our continued commitment to nurturing the best talent Scotland has to offer, and our ability to give the next generation of lawyers a global platform from which to develop their careers.”

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Originally Published: 23.03.2015