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Leading training and technology organisation, 3t Energy Group, has appointed Elaine Safier as a non-executive director on the board.

Elaine Safier
Elaine Safier

New York-born, Elaine has distinguished herself in the digital arena in senior positions with global companies such as AOL, Cable and Wireless, HSBC and United News and Media helping to create and shape their digital vision. Recently, she was chief digital officer at learning and development business, MindGym.Elaine also has experience of building and scaling pure play digital businesses and disruptive technology companies.Since its formation in early 2018, 3t Energy Group has transformed the global training market through its companies to become the UK’s largest energy sector training provider and a world-leader in the application of digital technologies into training, such as virtual reality, e-learn, simulation and training management software.“The global energy sector is recognising the enormous potential of blended learning and 3t Energy Group is leading the market in both traditional training and innovative training technology. It also has an exciting opportunity to take its offering into other high risk, highly regulated sectors.”

Baillie Gifford, the global investment management partnership, has appointed Ross Mathison as a portfolio manager of its Global Income Growth Fund and Responsible Global Equity Income Fund.Ross joined Baillie Gifford in 2019 as an investment manager having previously worked at Aviva Investors and Standard Life Investments.

Farrans has appointed Barry McLean as regional director for its civil engineering division in Scotland.

Ross Mathison


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Barry has extensive experience in a variety of senior positions for self-performing main contractors and previously worked inScotland, the Middle East and South East Asia. He will be responsible for leading multi-site project teams developing new business, engaging with clients and reviewing project status to ensure key milestones are achieved. He will have full operational responsibility for the performance of the region, including projects such as Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven and a portfolio of multi-million pound schemes covering the marine, renewables and roads and bridges sectors.

Barry McLean

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