Marchant to join board at generators firm Aggreko

Former SSE chief executive Ian Marchant is to join the board of temporary power provider Aggreko as a non-executive director at the start of next month.

Marchant, who stepped down from Perth-based SSE in July after a decade at the helm, is also the chairman of renewable energy firm Infinis, which yesterday unveiled plans to float on the London stock market with an expected value of £1 billion.

Ken Hanna, chairman of Glasgow-based Aggreko, said: “Ian’s extensive knowledge of the domestic and international energy markets, combined with his substantial finance background, will bring further strength to Aggreko’s board.”