New Global People Director supports international expansion

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Gillies as our first Global People Director.

John will lead our people strategy, provide support and strategic direction on HR issues and work alongside our leadership team to ensure that the right training, mentoring and people policies are in place to support our ambitious growth plans.

John joins us from KCA Deutag — an international oil and gas drilling, engineering and technology company. Previously, John was HR Director at ScotRail and Director of People & Development at Police Scotland.

Announcing this appointment, Gordon Stark, CEO, said:

“John’s appointment is an excellent step for Murgitroyd. He brings an impressive range of people and HR expertise which will help us to continue to attract, develop and retain the best people and enable them to deliver exceptional results for our valued clients. We see this important new role as a key appointment in investing in our future growth and ongoing success.”


John Gillies said:

“This is an exciting time to be joining Murgitroyd. The company has embarked on an ambitious growth strategy and our success will depend on our people. I look forward to working alongside the leadership team and all colleagues across the business to develop and implement a ‘people strategy’ designed to enable our growth plans and deliver sustained performance as well as support colleague and team development across the business.”

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