Newell McGuiness

David Newell McGuiness DipEM, FIET, MCMI is the Managing Director of SELECT, the Trade Association for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.


Newell, a native of Northern Ireland, moved to Aberdeen in the early eighties where he worked as a Divisional electrical engineer for Grampian Regional Council. He took up a position with the Electrical Contractors Association in London and then joined SELECT in 1989.  He has worked in the technical, commercial and member service side of the organisation and became Managing Director of SELECT in July 2004.  Newell is a Director of the Scottish Joint Industry Board, the Electrical Safety Council, the Electrical Engineering Training Foundation, Scottish Electrical Contracting Insurance and Scottish Building Services Certification. He is also a Trustee of the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust and the ITB Pension Scheme.


Newell is a former international runner, a reluctant cyclist, a keen golfer and enjoys the occasional glass of good wine.