About Us

OUR TEAM

Designing and building an entirely new community involves a diverse team of professionals.

 Here’s an introduction to some of the dedicated people who are delivering your new town with passion and pride.  All have a common goal; a passionate commitment to turn our vision for Shawfair into an exciting reality.

 

James Palmer, Associate Director, Buccleuch Property

James is an associate director at Buccleuch Property and manages the practical side of the development at Shawfair, working closely with each of the diverse design team, marketing and legal disciplines.

Clare Todd, Consultant, Perceptive Communicators

Clare is responsible for planning and delivering the core public relations interface for Shawfair, and is also involved in community engagement activities.

Mike Jones, Technical Manager, Sweco

Mike's role in the project is the coordination of the delivery of power, gas, heat and telecommunications provision to the new development including support to the new district heating network.

Ian Davidson, Associate Director, Thomas & Adamson

A bit of an expert in the field of quantity surveying, ensuring everything at Shawfair is in budget and the finances are planned accurately.

Ian Logan, Associate, Optimised Environments

Ian is a landscape architect and associate at OPEN and has been providing key design and project management roles at Shawfair for over ten years.

James Macleod, Finance Director, Buccleuch Property

James is responsible for raising finance, running the corporate and Joint Venture structures and assisting with strategic business planning at Buccleuch Property and as a Shawfair LLP Board Director.

Pol MacDonald, Director, Optimised Environments

Pol is a founding Director of OPEN with over 25 years of experience in the built environment, with qualifications in architecture and landscape architecture, and is passionate about how social and cultural trends influence our everyday places.

Dougie Flett, Director, Optimised Environments

Dougie leads OPEN's architectural team, he is passionate about successful placemaking, at all scales, ensuring Shawfair is an exceptional new town.

Dave Brown, Construction Safety Consultant, Thomas & Adamson

Dave our construction safety specialist checks everyone is safe, everything is compliant and will take quick and effective action if there are any emergencies.

Alastair Lewis, Technical Director, Sweco

Alastair directs all site development, ground engineering, mining remediation, roads and drainage at Shawfair, having been involved in the project since 2001.

Andrew Mickel, Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

Andrew is the former Chairman of Homes for Scotland and a Shawfair Board Director. He also leads a community development project in the East End of Glasgow and is currently Director of an arts and music venue, SWG3 in Glasgow.

Anna Wright, Senior Engineer, Ironside Farrar

Anna is involved with the design of the surface water drainage systems at Shawfair, and with supervising their construction on site.

Ed Monaghan, Chief Executive, Mactaggart & Mickel

Ed Monaghan has over 35 years of experience in the housebuilding industry. He is a Shawfair Board Director and also sits on the board of a local charity, Rosemount and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Lesley Ferguson, Communicators Director, Perceptive Communicators

Lesley has a wealth of experience of property development, and is responsible for creating effective communications strategies for Shawfair.

Mark Chapman, Director, Ironside Farrar

Mark is a Director at Ironside Farrar and has been involved in the Sustainable Drainage System design at Shawfair since its inception in 2002 leading coordination with the Council and SEPA.

David Peck, Managing Director, Buccleuch Property

David manages the overall implementation of the Buccleuch Property investment and development strategy and is a Board Director of Shawfair LLP.

Ian Dewar, Senior Project Manager, Thomas & Adamson

Ian manages all aspects of project coordination and control, keeping everyone in order and everything on time.

Anthony Aitken, UK Head of Planning , Colliers

Proud Town Planner with over 25 years-experience and with strong belief in a healthy work/life balance. Tony is leading Shawfair through the planning process into its delivery phases.

Christopher Gray, Associate , Optimised Environments

Chris is an architect and landscape architect with particular professional experience in complex masterplanning, urban design and strategic landscape framework projects. Shawfair's Town Centre design is under his control.

Paul McAninch, Group Finance Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

Paul is a Board Director of Shawfair LLP and leads Mactaggart & Mickel Group's financial and communications technologies strategies and a previous Chair of the Scottish Finance Directors Group.