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Dunedin-backed Blackrock PM appoints new chairman

Blackrock Programme Management (Blackrock PM), a professional services firm that provides independent expert witness and construction consulting services for large, international construction projects, has appointed Tim Trotter (pictured) as Chairman.

 Blackrock PM, which is backed by private equity firm Dunedin, has advised on many prestigious projects around the Globe including the Shard in London, the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) in Dubai, and power stations, desalination plants and oil & gas facilities across the EAME region. The company currently has a strong pipeline of high profile contracts and is advising on construction disputes valued at over USD6 billion.  UK mid market private equity firm Dunedin invested in Blackrock PM in March 2015.
Tim Trotter has extensive experience of working with people related businesses. For the last eight years he has held the position of Chairman of advisory business Glenfern. Tim currently holds Non-Executive Chairman positions at blue chip companies including – Alpha FMC, Catalyst Corporate Finance, Nigel Wright Group, Smithfield Group and The SR Group.
Prior to Glenfern, Tim founded Ludgate Group Limited, an international public relations and investor relations company.  Tim was CEO and Chairman of the business and he was instrumental in building its international brand, as well as introducing two leading private equity investors to the business: Cinven and Granville (which became Baird Capital).  Tim implemented the sale of Ludgate to Interpublic and was subsequently appointed Deputy Chairman of Interpublic’s global public relations division, Weber Worldwide, now Weber Shandwick.
Tim also co-founded Citywire Holdings Ltd, the news service providing information to the global asset management industry and Bluefin Group Ltd, the financial services company.
Giles Derry, partner at Dunedin, who sits on the board of Blackrock PM commented:  “Tim has a wealth of experience in managing and growing international people related businesses and he will be a tremendous asset at Blackrock PM.  As an investor in the business we remain committed to supporting its active expansion strategy, through ongoing organic growth as well as selective acquisitions.  Blackrock PM intends to expand its international focus and we look forward to working with Tim to deliver on this.
Trotter says: “I am delighted to be joining Blackrock PM at such a pivotal time in the company’s development and will work alongside management to expand its services, capacity and international reach.”

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