CGI has appointed Lindsay McGranaghan to the role of business unit leader in Scotland, making her the youngest person to hold such a senior position in the company’s history.
McGranaghan joins CGI’s Scotland Business Unit amid an exciting period of growth at the company, which employs over 500 people across offices located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the Scottish Borders.
CGI is preparing to move its Glasgow staff to a new city centre office which will become its official Scottish headquarters and eventually house over 400 members. The move is scheduled to take place in April of next year.
The company is also gearing up to move its Edinburgh operations to a new office space on George Street. CGI will mark the official opening of the office on 28th October.
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Commenting on the move, McGranaghan said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed business unit leader for Scotland. CGI’s Scottish operations are now a key part of its global business, with a proven track record which I want to build on in the coming year.
“We are expanding our presence in Glasgow with the opening of a new HQ in the city in the spring. It means we will employ just over 5oo people across all four sites.”
McGranaghan commands a wealth of experience working in the digital technology sector, having joined CGI in 2012 as an account director in its central government unit.
In June 2013, she was appointed as vice president consulting services for CGI Scotland West. Under her leadership, CGI was selected by Glasgow City Council to provide transformational IT services to enable the introduction of integrated digital services for the city.
Included in the Glasgow City Council contract was the biggest digital education project in Europe that will see some 52,000 iPads given to teachers and pupils across the city’s schools.
Tara McGeehan, president of CGI’s UK Operations, said: “CGI believes Lindsay, as new business unit leader for Scotland, has the track record for building and enhancing our workforce and capabilities in Scotland.
“She is a highly successful and respected colleague who really knows the business and is committed to CGI’s growth strategy in Scotland.”
McGeehan added: “It is also important to mention that a large number of Linday’s senior cabinet in the Scottish business unit are women – highlighting CGI’s determination to broaden the diversity of its leadership teams.”