On The Move: Thorburn promoted at Change

Laura Thorburn has been promoted to associate director at Change Recruitment Group
Laura Thorburn has been promoted to associate director at Change Recruitment Group
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Change Recruitment Group, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has promoted Laura Thorburn to associate director, while Andrew Finlayson has been named director of IT, digital and business change.

Managing director Mark McFall said: “Our clients are looking for a new breed of employee, and with Andrew’s appointment and Laura’s promotion, we will be at the forefront of delivering that customised support.”

He added: “With over 17 years of experience in IT recruitment, a deep knowledge of the Scottish tech market and a key strength in new business development, Andrew adds additional credibility and experience to our offering.

“We’re very proud of Laura and what she has achieved in her eight years with Change. Reverential in her space, she is seen within the business change market as a true professional and someone who works hard to deliver a first class service.”

Fellow recruiter Core-Asset Consulting, which focuses on the financial sector, has appointed Karen McNab to the newly-created position of associate director for product and strategy, reporting to managing director Betsy Williamson and taking its headcount to 32.

Digital skills academy CodeClan has appointed software industry veteran Harvey Wheaton as its first chief executive. He will play a key role in launching the government-backed initiative in Edinburgh as it prepares to open its doors to the first students in October.

With 25 years’ experience in software development, Wheaton has worked for a broad range of companies including ICI, AstraZeneca, Cap Gemini, JPMorgan Chase and Electronic Arts.

He said: “CodeClan embodies everything that I care about – technology, education, start-ups and Scotland – so I am delighted to be joining the team.”

Four recruits have joined the ranks of law firm MacRoberts, including Laura Wilson, who joins from Harper Macleod and becomes its first procurement director.

Fiona Sharp joins as a senior associate from McClure Naismith, which fell into administration last month, while Stephanie Baynham moves from Burness Paull to become a senior solicitor in the banking and finance practice and Alasdair Irvine joins the corporate defence team as a solicitor having completed his traineeship with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Lanark-based Border Biscuits has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Donald Musson as national account manager, responsible for strengthening its foodservice and wholesale business.

Sales and marketing director Mark Bruce said: “Donald’s wide skill set will make him an integral part of our business as we continue to grow during an exciting time in the company’s history.”