Forecast grows leadership team with two strategic hires

Chris Wilson, non-executive director and Euan Cranston, Head of Technology at Forecast

Chris Wilson as non-exec director; Euan Cranston as Head of Technology

TODAY, fast-growing global data consultancy business, Forecast, has announced two significant hires that will expand the firm’s technology and transformation offering as it scales to meet demand.

Chris Wilson joined on 01 February 2021 as a non-executive director. Euan Cranston joined the business as Head of Technology on 01 March 2021.

Chris Wilson joins Forecast following a 14-year career in strategic leadership and engagement for global corporations including at the Royal Bank of Scotland as MD, at RBS Retail Bank, Ulster Bank, and the Direct Line Group. His executive experience will be intrinsic in supporting growth and transformation at Forecast.

Euan Cranston joins Forecast following two decades in technical leadership roles for world-leading companies, including Starwood Hotels and Xerox Global Services. His skills and expertise will give Forecast’s clients a competitive advantage through the effective use of cloud, data and software.

Neil Macdonald, founder of Forecast, says:

“Both Chris and Euan bring a wealth of skills and experience to Forecast. I have no doubt they will make a huge impact on the company as we scale to meet demand at this exciting time in our growth.

“Having Chris join as a non-executive director is a huge get for Forecast. Chris’ commercial pedigree and network within the Scottish Business Community is second to none, and he will support Forecast’s management team as we deliver sustainable growth whilst remaining true to our values. 

“Euan as Head of Technology embodies a serious move into the technology space for Forecast.  Euan will be critical to our growth agenda and will help define and grow Forecast’s technology and transformation offering. The great thing about Euan is the range of commercial experience he has – which is perfect for supporting a business that puts making data-driven commercial decisions at the heart of its purpose.”

Forecast specialises in financial modelling, data analytics and data visualisation services. It has doubled both headcount and turnover in three consecutive financial years with plans to grow by a further 10 analysts by July 2021.

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