Aberdein Considine in executive team appointments

Mike Fergusson and Julie Thomson

Law firm Aberdein Considine said it has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of a new chief financial officer and its first chief operating officer.

Julie Thomson has been appointed as the firm’s new chief financial officer and Mike Fergusson has been hired as Aberdein Considine’s first chief operating officer.

Thomson is a chartered accountant and joins Aberdein Considine from energy firm Proserv where she was group chief financial officer.

Prior to this Thomson spent 20 years with Weatherford International.

Fergusson brings over 30 years of experience to Aberdein Considine, most of which was in the financial services industry.

Having joined The Royal Bank of Scotland in 1990, the majority of his 25 years with the bank focused on working with business clients and his career included senior leadership positions in corporate, commercial and business banking, ultimately being appointed as the director for commercial banking covering the North East of Scotland.

In 2014, Fergusson moved into the oil and gas service sector, completing six years with XL Global Group as Business Operations Director and Sales Director, and three years, cumulatively, with Aberdeen based Apex Industrial Chemicals as Group Commercial Director.

Aberdein Considine managing partner Jacqueline Law said: “The last few years have seen the firm grow and transform at significant pace, and Julie and Mike’s appointments strengthen the firm’s experienced management team and demonstrates its commitment to supporting our staff and expanding our service offering to clients.

“Both have an excellent track record of delivering operational excellence and growth.

“They are both highly respected professionals and well known in the local and wider business communities and we are confident that they will help us deliver steady and consistent growth over the next five years.”