Ryan Russell joins United Capital board of directors
Dundee-based building sector investment firm United Capital has announced the appointment of leading employment solicitor Ryan Russell as in-house legal counsel and non-executive director.
After the company’s most recent acquisition, the group, which includes former Scotland top 500 building services firm McGill and Angus-based electrical services firm Alliance Electrical, now employs over 400 people and records a collective annual turnover of around £40 million.
Mr Russell, who is the head of employment and a partner at MML Legal, will offer support, guidance and expertise on all legal and HR matters for the group in addition to his current role with MML Legal.
United Capital CEO, Graeme Carling, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Ryan to the United Capital board. His reputation as a fearless and forensic litigator are well deserved and his expertise, especially in employment law will be critically important.
“As we acquire more companies, especially in light of the current COVID-19 situation, solid legal and HR guidance will be required and Ryan will lead this for the group.”
Mr Russell said: “I am excited to join the driven and passionate team at United Capital. The business has ambitious plans and I am looking forward to planning a part in the long-term success of the group.”
In addition to his role at MML Legal, Mr Russell also teaches employment law at the University of Dundee and was named Lawyer of the Month by Scottish Legal News in March.