Murgitroyd appoints Willie MacDiarmid as non-executive director and deputy chairman

Ian Murgitroyd

Murgitroyd Group PLC, a European patent and trade mark attorney practice, has announced the appointment of Willie MacDiarmid to the board of the company as non-executive director and deputy chairman with effect from 1 April 2019.

He takes on the latter role from Edward Murgitroyd who became CEO of Murgitroyd Group PLC in February this year.

Mr MacDiarmid is a proven executive with a range of public company experience in both executive and non-executive roles, most notably in the utilities and business services sectors.

He held senior positions, including energy retail director, with Scottish Power from 1989 until 2006. During the period 2009 to 2012 he was chief operating officer of EAGA PLC; in 2012 a non-executive director and then chief executive of May Gurney PLC; and in 2014 interim CEO of Barchester Healthcare Limited. Mr MacDiarmid was appointed a non-executive director of Smart Metering Systems plc in 2014 and became chairman in 2016.

He is currently chairman of Fallago Rigg, a joint venture between Hermes Capital and EDF Renewables, and chairman of Ogilvie Group, a Stirling‐based family owned business with interests spanning construction, fleet hire and IT. He also works with senior executives across various industries mentoring and providing one-to-one coaching.

Ian Murgitroyd, chairman, said: “I would like to welcome Willie MacDiarmid to the board of Murgitroyd. Willie possesses a wealth of expertise and experience and we are delighted to have been able to attract an individual with Willie’s track record and credentials to join our board.”

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