MEMBER NEWS: FG Burnett announce new Director appointment

April 18, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: FG Burnett announce new Director appointment

(Courtesy of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce)

Scottish commercial property consultancy, FG Burnett is pleased to announce the promotion of Iona Foubister to Director within its Building Consultancy team.

Iona joined the company as a graduate in August 2013, having secured a degree in Building Surveying from RGU and then qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2015. Over the next few years Iona rose through the ranks within the business, firstly to Senior Building Surveyor and more recently Associate. Iona is also an Accredited Commercial Energy Assessor. In her role as Director, Iona will continue to work with Jim Johnstone and the Building Consultancy team to further grow the service offered to clients.

Jim Johnstone, Director and Head of Building Consultancy at FG Burnett comments: “This is a thoroughly deserved elevation to Director level for Iona who provides results orientated top class technical advice to a wide range of clients in a thoroughly professional manner. It has been great to see her develop her career with FG Burnett since joining the business as a graduate.”

Iona comments: “I am very grateful to Jim and everyone at FG Burnett for continuing to support me through my career since I left university through to today. This promotion is very much appreciated and I will continue to work hard for both our clients and FG Burnett as a company in what is a very busy time for the Aberdeen surveying industry.”

Please find the story on the AGCC website here.


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