About Us


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.

Andrew Mickel, Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

Andrew is a Board Director of Shawfair LLP. He is also the former Chairman of Homes for Scotland. Andrew 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.

Anthony Aitken, UK Head of Planning , Colliers

Tony leads the Colliers team in providing essential planning consultancy advice to Shawfair LLP.

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. He has specific responsibility for the design of the new town centre.

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. David is a non-executive director of Native Land and was chairman of the Scottish Property Federation during 2012.

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.

Gareth Roberts, Technical Manager, Sweco

Gareth is responsible for leading Sweco's input to the design of the civil engineering elements at Shawfair on a day to day basis and ensuring successful project delivery.

Holly Gillingham, Senior Planner, Colliers

Holly is a key member of the planning consultancy team at Shawfair, using her extensive planning experience in the UK and United States to deliver robust advice on a daily basis.

Ian Davidson, Associate Director, Thomas & Adamson

A specialist in quantity surveying, Ian provides budgeting and financial guidance to Shawfair, including annual global modelling.

Ian Dewar, Senior Project Manager, Thomas & Adamson

Ian is the strategic project manager for the delivery of the Shawfair masterplan. He coordinates and manages the design team, planning consultants and all key stakeholders including developers and housebuilders. He makes recommendations to the Shawfair LLP board.

Ian Logan, Associate, Optimised Environments

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

James Macleod, Finance Director, Buccleuch Property

James is a Shawfair LP Board Director and also is responsible for raising finance, running the corporate and Joint Venture structures and assisting with strategic business planning at Buccleuch Property. James has been Finance Director at Buccleuch Property since April 2006.

Jill Crombie, Senior Accountant, Buccleuch Property

Jill is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of the financial aspects of the various companies relating to Shawfair, as well as supporting the team on a daily basis in all accounting matters.

Julie Moulsdale, Managing Director, Perceptive Communicators

Julie is the founding partner at Perceptive Communicators and drives communications strategy and management for Shawfair.

Ken Hopkins, Head of Strategic Land, Mactaggart & Mickel

With over 35 years’ experience in the house building industry and 27 years of promoting strategic land through the planning system in both Scotland and England, Ken leads Mactaggart & Mickel’s strategic land division. He first visited the site of what is now Shawfair more than 23 years ago.

Krishma Bachoo-Young, Personal Assistant, Buccleuch Property

Krishma leads the meeting facilitation process at Shawfair and coordinates the Commercial Property Director’s demanding schedule. For more than two years, she has overseen the delivery of Buccleuch Property client relationships and event management. She is the first point of contact for all things 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.

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.

Nick Waugh, Commercial Property Director, Buccleuch Property

Nick leads the Buccleuch Property part of the Shawfair LLP, as a Board Director and in terms of delivery strategy covering all parts of successfully developing the masterplan. Formerly a Board Member of Scottish Enterprise in the South of Scotland and a Council Member of The University of Edinburgh’s SAC. Nick has a breadth of knowledge in all property sectors.

Niall Lawless, Managing Director, Mason Evans

Niall leads the team at Mason Evans in providing Shawfair LLP with vital geotechnical advice and coordinates and implements all site investigations. He is well known in the Scottish development sector and has a reputation for providing a professional, commercially aware and client focused service.

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.

Pol MacDonald, Director, Optimised Environments

Pol is a founding Director of OPEN who leads the team providing masterplanning, architecture and landscape design to Shawfair LLP. With over 25 years of experience in the built environment, he is passionate about how social and cultural trends influence our everyday places.