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Neil Donaldson bows out after 45 years at family firm

Neil Donaldson has announced his retirement from leading timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons, after 45 years with the business, as he hands over the reins to the sixth generation. Neil joined Donaldson’s in 1975, after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with an MSc in Business Studies. He grew up spending his school holidays working for the family business, but his ...

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James Donaldson Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Leading timber specialist, James Donaldson and Sons Ltd (JDS) today announced Arlene Cairns is joining the Group as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 3rd 2020. Arlene joins JDS from Aviva, where she was Chief Finance Operations Officer responsible for leading Global Finance Operations as well as leading their Global Finance Transformation. Arlene joined Aviva 3 years ago ...

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Sixth Generation takes the reins at James Donaldson & Sons

Leading timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons has announced its new senior team, as Andrew Donaldson and Michael Donaldson take over as chief executive officer and chairman. As the business celebrates its 160th anniversary, 2020 is a momentous year for the Group, with the change in leadership also marking the sixth generation of Donaldsons to run the family firm. Andrew ...

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