Gary Deans joins Purpose HR as Board Advisor

We are delighted to announce that Gary Deans has joined the Purpose HR team in the role of Board Advisor.

Former KPMG partner Gary brings more than 35 years of experience in working with private companies and will help shape our business strategy and identify areas for further growth. 

Deans, who established Strathblair Associates in 2016, is also a director of HALO Kilmarnock, Indinature and social enterprise Freedom Bakery.  He was appointed Chairman of Falkirk FC in December 2019.

Last year Purpose HR saw its client base grow by over 20 per cent and new client wins included Neatebox, Speech Graphics and MiAlgae.

“Gary brings expertise of running a consultancy business at scale and his financial expertise and track record supporting high growth businesses, in addition to his focus on values and ethos, are well aligned to our purpose-driven approach.” – Lisa Thomson, CEO and Founder of Purpose HR

“It is an exciting time and I am looking forward to being part of Purpose HR’s vision and supporting the business with its continuing growth.” – Gary Deans

Purpose HR, which was founded in 2014, focuses on early stage and high growth investor-backed businesses including technology, engineering and life sciences startups, and was among the first cohort of businesses on the Scottish Enterprise-backed Unlocking Ambition programme.