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Paul McGirk and Richard Park promoted to leadership roles at Hub North Scotland



Paul McGirk and Richard Park

Hub North Scotland has unveiled a new leadership structure following a period of sustained growth which has seen the public sector community infrastructure development partner break through the £1 billion barrier for projects delivered or being developed.

Paul McGirk, who has had executive responsibility for the business since it was last re-organised in 2019, becomes non-executive chair of Hub North Scotland and Richard Park is promoted from his role as developments director to become chief executive officer.

Both Paul and Richard have worked closely together within the hub programme for over ten years and have promoted the use of community infrastructure investment to deliver policy priorities such as placemaking, net zero carbon and economic growth. With a strong future pipeline of opportunities, the board has decided that the time is now right to make this change and to strengthen the company’s capability.

Paul McGirk said: “I am proud to become chair of the Hub North Scotland board and it is great to see that our efforts over the last few years have been so successful. I look forward to this exciting new phase in our growth and I know that, with Richard’s experience and commitment, he will grow the business still further.”

Richard Park added: “Being chief executive of such an innovative company is a fantastic opportunity. We have an excellent client focused team and it is rewarding to know that, through the work that we do in supporting our public sector colleagues, we will be able to significantly improve the lives of so many people across the north of Scotland.”

Hub North Scotland is currently working on multiple projects for clients across its territory including Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Western Isles, Orkney Islands Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Shetland Islands Council, The Highland Council and Moray Council.

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