Hub South East appoints new chair

Paul Brewer

The directors of Hub South East Scotland have announced the appointment of Paul Brewer as the new chair of the board.

Paul has had a long and successful career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), recently retiring from his role as corporate finance partner.

Paul studied Law at Edinburgh University before becoming a chartered accountant, working in auditing, mergers and acquisitions and then public/private sector transactions. As a PwC partner and corporate finance adviser, Paul focused on infrastructure, energy and government, enabling companies and investors to successfully finance and deliver corporate investment and major infrastructure and service delivery programmes.

In addition Paul is chair of council at St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh.

Paul will take over from Jo Elliot, who has successfully led the Board since the company’s inception, when he leaves at the end of the month.

Paul McGirk, chief executive of Hub South East said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Paul to the Board. Hub South East is optimistic about the future, having recently won the accolade of ‘Sponsor/Developer of the Year’ at the prestigious international Partnerships Awards and having successfully delivered more than £260m community infrastructure projects, with a similar amount in construction or development.

“Relationships with clients are strong and Paul’s experience with both the public and private sector will serve us well as we continue to ensure the Hub programme is providing added value and innovative solutions for our public sector partners.

“Paul is focussed on making partnerships work well and this aligns with our vision in Hub South East to be our clients’ Development Partner of Choice. We look forward to working with Paul to take this aspiration even closer to reality.”

Paul Brewer said: “I’m joining Hub South East at an incredibly exciting time. It’s evident from the sheer breadth of work undertaken and the positive pipeline of upcoming projects that the partnership is working and I believe there are many opportunities still to explore.

“Investment in infrastructure plays a critical role in ensuring good quality outcomes for the public sector and supporting economic growth. I’m keen to ensure that Hub South East continues to build on the positive relationships it has established with client in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scottish Borders, so we can contribute to such positive outcomes.”

Aged 57, Paul is married to Gillian and has three grown up daughters.

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