Macfarlane hires governance expert Gulvanessian

Aleen Gulvanessian

Glasgow-based packaging, design and distribution firm Macfarlane Group has announced the appointment of former Eversheds Sutherland executive and corporate governance expert Aleen Gulvanessian as a non-executive director with effect from October 1, 2021.

Gulvanessian has also been appointed as chair of Macfarlane Group’s remuneration committee, succeeding Andrea Dunstan.

“Aleen was a corporate partner at Eversheds Sutherland for 30 years before stepping down in May 2019 to become a consultant on boards and governance matters,” said Macfarlane.

“An experienced corporate lawyer, she has advised private and quoted UK companies across a range of sectors.

“Aleen is a member of the governance committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, to which she was appointed in June 2019.”

Macfarlane Group chairman Stuart Paterson said: “I am delighted to welcome Aleen to the board of Macfarlane Group.

“I am confident that her strong legal, governance and general corporate experience will be a significant asset for the business.”