McGowan appoints experienced non-exec director ahead of group restructure

McGowan appoints experienced non-exec director ahead of group restructure

Ross McGowan and Donald Forsyth

Aviemore-based civil and environmental engineering contractor McGowan Environmental Engineering has appointed Donald Forsyth as non-executive director.

As well as previously chairing the Highlands & Islands branch of the Institute of Directors, Forsyth is a vastly experienced Chartered Accountant, a former partner at Saffery and EY and brings a wealth of knowledge from non-exec director roles across different sectors.

The appointment comes ahead of a new group structure for the company.

Speaking about the appointment, McGowan founder, Ross McGowan, said: “I’m delighted to bring in Donald at a time of change at McGowan. The last six months has seen internal change as we work towards the creation of McGowan Group, which will take effect in April 2024. The new group structure will give clearer direction and focus to our work in both the Energy and Environmental sectors.

“We have ambitious growth plans and Donald will form an important part of the board and its decision making.”

Speaking about his new role, Mr Forsyth said: “McGowan Group has achieved impressive growth in recent years and I am confident that it has even more significant growth potential ahead. Ross’s focus on the personal development and well-being of his team attracted me to the role and I look forward to being part of the next stage of the company’s growth journey.”

McGowan offers a diverse range of specialised civil and environmental engineering services to a wide portfolio of clients across the UK & Ireland, with dedicated infrastructure and environmental teams. In November 2022 the company delivered its largest project to date, at Moy Wind Farm, south of Inverness.

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