Iona Currie appointed group director of GEG Capital recruitment portfolio

Iona Currie and Jia MacKenzie

INVERNESS-based investment group, GEG Capital Ltd, has appointed Iona Currie to the newly created role of Group Recruitment Director. Currie, who was previously Managing Director of Cammach Bryant – one of the group’s four recruitment businesses – will be tasked with growing the portfolio, both organically and through acquisitions. She will also sit on the Acquisitions Team at GEG Capital.

GEG Capital’s portfolio of recruitment businesses includes Aberdeen-based Cammach Bryant and Genesis Personnel and Inverness-based Be Personnel and Global Highland. Between them the group covers a wide range of sectors from Food Processing, to Construction & Industrial and Oil & Gas, Marine & Renewables within the Highlands, North East, Central Belt in Scotland, rest of the UK, Europe, and Norway. Currie, who started out her career in recruitment with Global Highland in 2009 focused on the Construction industry, before spells gaining valuable experience in the energy sector with companies within the group, oversaw a period or recent sustained growth as Managing Director of Cammach Bryant. Drew Alexander was recently hired in a leadership position at Cammach Bryant and will operate with Currie’s support.

Speaking about her new role, Currie, said:

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be taking on the role of Group Recruitment Director at GEG Capital. Each of the four businesses have been enjoying strong periods of growth in the last few years – even through the pandemic – and I look forward to growing the portfolio.

“There’s huge potential for organic growth by strengthening links and co-operation between the four businesses but also by looking at strategic acquisitions that will let us enter new markets. That will be a key part of my new role in the group.”

Speaking about Currie’s new role at GEG Capital, Director, Jia MacKenzie, commented:

“We are delighted that someone with Iona’s expertise and experience across the recruitment, construction and energy sectors has accepted the offer to head up our Recruitment Group. She will also be joining our acquisitions team as we look to grow the portfolio and play a strategic role in driving growth across all four of our recruitment businesses, which are already recognised as leaders in their sectors.

“Hiring someone like Iona who has grown with the group since 2009 – to reach the position of Managing Director at one of the group companies – is not only a great personal achievement for her but also a great testament to our People & Culture strategy. Central to that is a programme to identify and develop future leaders and Iona is a great example of that .”

Recruitment portfolio companies

Based in Inverness, Global Highland specialises in recruitment for the commercial, construction, industrial, hospitality oil & gas and renewables sectors across Scotland. A stronger emphasis on added value has aligned the company closer to the clients they work with, offering solutions beyond the normal expectations of an agency.

Be Personnel – which is based in Inverness but has a branch office in Dunfermline – are one of Scotland’s most successful and innovative recruitment businesses, servicing clients and candidates across the country in the food processing, commercial, industrial, driving and engineering & technical sectors as well as recruiting for senior management level positions.

Aberdeen and Peterhead-based Genesis Personnel is a vastly experienced recruitment agency, working across a range of sectors including marine, oil and gas, commercial and industrial, servicing a global client base. Using cutting edge technology and a renowned personal service, they have earned an enviable reputation in their sector.

Aberdeen-based Cammach Bryant is one of Scotland’s leading recruitment agencies and boasts an extensive database of exceptional people in all disciplines and wide network of international connections across the following sectors: Engineering; Drilling & Wells, Administration; Contracts, Cost & Planning; HR & Training; Accountancy & Finance; BD, Sales & Marketing; QHSE; Trades & Industrial; Supply Chain; and IT.

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