Paterson has been with the grounds maintenance, landscaping and arboriculture firm since 2015 when he joined as regional director of the north from Veolia. At Veolia he was director for the Merseyside area for six years, following an MBA from the University of Liverpool and 12 years' experience in the chemicals, energy, waste and environmental sectors.
He will now drive business strategy across the UK, while operations will be split into north and south regions, with separate managing directors overseeing each. Glendale previously had four regions: the north, the midlands, the south west and the south east.
The new managing director north is Mike Brunskill, formerly Glendale’s sales and marketing director and in the south Adrian Wickham moves up from his previous role as south east regional director.
Paterson said: "Glendale is built upon its reputation for maintaining the highest standards in green service delivery, and I’m relishing the opportunity to lead the company forward, develop key strategies and drive the success of the business.
"The restructure of regional operations provides us with a renewed focus to continue growing and achieving our objectives.
"Both Mike and Adrian bring formidable talent, leadership and vision to their new roles and I’m looking forward to developing the business with them."