Ogilvie Group appoints new chairman

Willie McDiarmid (left) with Ogilvie chief executive Duncan Ogilvie
Willie McDiarmid (left) with Ogilvie chief executive Duncan Ogilvie

Ogilvie Group has appointed Willie MacDiarmid as its new chairman.

Currently chairman of Fallago Rig Wind Farm Ltd and a non executive director at Smart Metering Systems and Business Stream, Mr MacDiarmid has an extensive track record in chair, non-executive director and CEO roles, delivering outstanding results in a range of sectors including energy, construction, fleet and healthcare.

He has been CEO at both Barchester Healthcare and May Gurney and was on the main board at E.A.G.A. PLC. He was also on the senior executive team at ScottishPower in charge of its energy retail business.

Commenting on his appointment, Willie MacDiarmid said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Ogilvie and look forward to contributing to the continued success of such a dynamic business. The company has an impressive track record, combined with a long-standing reputation for quality, integrity and value and is well positioned to deliver its plans for growth.”

Duncan Ogilvie, chief executive of the Ogilvie Group, said: “Willie will be an invaluable asset to the business and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the company as we continue to develop and achieve growth plans across all of our operational sectors.

“Our focus is on sustained, long-term success for the business through the delivery of high quality products backed by excellent customer service and professionalism.”

Last year Ogilvie Group increased profitability by 33 per cent to £4 million on turnover of £210m across its operating companies, which include construction, fleet, housebuilding and IT and communications services.

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