Change at the top for hub North Scotland
Posted on October 24, 2019
Restructuring process to drive new push for the future
Hub North Scotland, the development partner company for public sector authorities across the north of Scotland, has announced a restructuring of its operations.
Paul McGirk, who is a director on the hub North Scotland board, has become executive chairman and will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business.
As part of the restructuring, chief executive Michael Padzinski, has decided to step down from the role to pursue other opportunities.
Mr McGirk paid tribute to the outgoing chief executive and said: “Michael has worked tirelessly to strengthen the business since he joined in March 2017 and we wish him well for the future.”
He added: “Working with our public-sector clients, we see huge opportunities to promote new ways of addressing the many challenges they face in delivering service transformation and meeting the needs of local communities. We aim to deliver solutions for the development of first class new community infrastructure facilities which meet those challenges but also deliver real social and economic benefits to local people and businesses.”
Michael Padzinski said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed helping hub North Scotland develop as a business and this restructuring offers an excellent opportunity to progress it even further.”
Mr McGirk is also chief executive of hub South East and, while the two companies will continue to operate independently, the close cooperation which already exists between all the five hub companies across Scotland will be especially strengthened between the two.
Currently, hub North Scotland is delivering the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus for Aberdeenshire Council; the £42 million Lossiemouth High School for the Moray Council; the £36 million Alness Academy for the Highland Council and the £10.5 million Dunoon Primary School for Argyll and Bute Council.
It also recently began construction on the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital and Health Care Centre and the Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross Community Hospital for NHS Highland in a £40 million contract. Next year, the company is due to begin construction on two new primary schools for Aberdeen City Council in Torry and Countesswells.
Our photograph shows new executive chairman Paul McGirk.