Engineering consultancy appoints two new managing directors

MJ O’Shaughnessy and Gillian Ogilvie

ENGINEERING consultancy Will Rudd has appointed two new managing directors to lead its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

MJ O’Shaughnessy and Gillian Ogilvie have taken on the roles at the firm, which employs over 80 staff in Scotland.

MJ O’Shaughnessy will lead the Glasgow practice, having risen up the ranks since joining Will Rudd eleven years ago. He is also credited with diversifying the Glasgow office with projects across the residential, healthcare, education, energy and hospitality and specialist design and tall buildings sectors. As a Conservation Accredited Engineer (CARE), he has led many high-profile projects.

“It has been an incredible journey so far and it has been truly fulfilling to have played an integral part in building the Will Rudd business and will be equally exciting to continue to lead and drive our strategic plan, developing new collaborations and cementing Will Rudd as the first choice for engineering consultancy,” MJ said. “I am extremely proud of our high-performing team, who continue to bring innovation and a customer-centric focus to our business.”

In Edinburgh, Gillian Ogilvie will lead the practice. She too has risen through the ranks having been with Will Rudd for 15 years, during which time she has played a key role in major projects including the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

“I relish the opportunity to lead the Will Rudd Edinburgh team to build the business capability and develop our portfolio,” Gillian said. “The skills and expertise of the team, coupled with their passion and creativity, has helped to make Will Rudd a progressive consultancy with a strong reputation for engineering and providing design solutions and I look forward to leading alongside MJ to shape the future of the business.”

MJ and Gillian will be supported by Brian Walker, former MD of the Glasgow office, who is moving into a part-time role as creative director involved in project piloting. He will also retain a non-executive board position. Angus Roxburgh, the former MD of the Edinburgh practice, will also remain involved in client services on a consultancy basis.