Consultant strengthens Glasgow office with five new appointments

Cost consultant Currie & Brown has strengthened its Scottish team with several new senior appointments and promotions in the firm’s Glasgow office.

Jim Hackett has been promoted to director

Jim Hackett has been promoted to director with responsibility for the firm’s health sector business in Scotland and the north of England.

He has over 25 years experience in the construction industry, the last 16 of which have been exclusively in health. He has been involved in some of the biggest projects in the Scottish health sector, including the new ACAD hospitals for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, A Picture of Health for NHS Lanarkshire and the redevelopment of the State Hospital.

Fiona McDade is promoted to associate and will be responsible for project management for a number of major initiatives in the health and education sectors.

She has over 20 years experience in the construction industry and was a finalist for outstanding achievement in the construction category of the recent Inspire awards.

Velda Middleton joins the business from South Africa as a senior project manager.

Middleton managed the development for a new head office campus in Lusaka for Celltel Zambia. She has a wide range of experience, having managed a number of major projects in Africa while working with commercial property developer Abland.

Barry Farrell has joined the firm as a senior QS. He previously held a similar role at Ewing Somerville Partnership and has extensive experience in the social housing sector, where he was involved in new build and managing maintenance costs.

Paul Lang has been appointed as a senior building surveyor with responsibility for surveying, project management and independent certification.

He was previously involved in local authority, defence and commercial work at URS Corporation.