Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

TradingPlaces2x4cla-300x100Graham’s The Family Dairy has appointed Pauline Wright as business development manager.

Ms Wright, who was born in New Zealand and educated in Scotland, joins from The Orkney Creamery, where she was responsible for developing its core ice-cream brand in Scotland and the north-east of England.

She has been hired to focus on Graham’s new range of ice-creams, working on its launch and supporting new product innovation and customer management.

Robert Graham, managing director of Graham’s, said: “Pauline will be a real asset to our team with her wealth of experience and track record in the industry.

She will support Mark McQuade, Graham’s newly appointed commercial director on business development concentrating initially on the launch of Graham’s new range of ice creams.”

Ms Wright said: “The new ice cream launch provides an excellent opportunity to help grow the brand and strengthen Graham’s position in the marketplace and I’m relishing the challenges this will bring.”


Cyberhawk Innovations, the industrial inspection and survey specialist, has hired David McIntyre as chief financial officer.

Mr McIntyre joins from his post as finance director for Maintenance Management Limited, a private equity-backed business service company. He has also held senior financial roles with Diageo, Dialog Corporation (part of Thomson Reuters Group) and Kwik-Fit Group.

Mr McIntyre joins at a time of international expansion at Cyberhawk, which received £1.3 million of investment from Scottish Equity Partners and the Scottish Investment Bank 18 months ago.

Chief executive Craig Roberts said: “David’s appointment comes on the back of a very successful two years where we’ve continued to drive the market and innovate, with sales and headcount increasing three-fold over the period.

“We have also opened two offices overseas and launched “iHawk” our first software product.

“I’m delighted to welcome David to the team, his expertise in high growth private-equity backed companies and international expansion will be invaluable as we continue to drive the business forward.”

David McIntyre said: “I’m looking forward to taking up this position with Cyberhawk. The company has grown quickly in the short time since its inception, and its innovative solution to inspections and surveys is being rapidly adopted around the globe. This is an exciting opportunity for me to be part of a dynamic senior management team focussed on growing the business.”

Pendred joins Deloitte in Aberdeen

Accountancy  firm Deloitte has strengthened its north east team by appointing Oliver Pendred in its Aberdeen office.

Mr Pendred, who has more than 12 years’ experience in the energy sector, joins from London-based Energy and Resources Tax Group.

In his new role will work with oil and gas firms in the north east on the big issues facing the sector, including volatile commodity prices and fiscal reform.

During his career Mr Pendred has worked with UK companies and multinationals on a variety of issues, ranging from tax structuring, to mergers and acquisitions, tax compliance, and tax audits.

Derek Henderson, senior partner at Deloitte in Aberdeen, said: “Oliver brings with him substantial experience in advising clients on a broad range of issues, with particular strengths in international tax. There are a number of North Sea companies looking to grow their operations overseas, as well as foreign companies with significant Aberdeen-based operations.

“Oliver’s appointment further enhances our ability to service that demand.”

Mr Pendred said: “It’s a challenging time for the North Sea, and companies engaged in the oil and gas sector, but there are opportunities too. I’m very keen to help clients through this current period of transition and make sense of a rapidly changing environment.”

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Originally Published: 30.03.2015