A lawyer and public sector specialist, Willie Shannon was previously Director of the North Atlantic Fisheries College (NAFC) Marine Center, playing a key role in the merger with Shetland College and Train Shetland which ended in August.
During his career he was also Deputy Managing Director and Head of Economic Development at Shetland Islands Council.
Anderson Strathern has 53 partners and 295 employees in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Haddington and Lerwick. Customers include Crown Estate Scotland, Scotmid and Transport Scotland.
Managing Partner Murray McCall said, “Willie is a fantastic addition to our team, he brings years of high level experience and know-how in local communities and the education sector, and we expect to see him working not only with clients from Shetland and the region. , but across Scotland in relation to our extensive public sector activity. “
Neil Risk, Anderson Strathern’s office manager in Lerwick, added: “It’s great to have Willie on board. His work with public authorities has been extensive and well documented over the years. “
Meanwhile, M&G Wealth has appointed Shanti Kelemen as its first chief investment officer.
Kelemen joins Brown Shipley’s company where she was Chief Investment Officer with responsibilities for communicating investment views, improving investment processes and integrating acquired businesses. Prior to Brown Shipley, she was director of the investment management team at Coutts.
Kelemen said: “We live in a time of incredible change and uncertainty – but also of opportunity.”
New directors among 25 promotions at Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern