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Board of directors

Sandy Adam, Part Time Executive Chairman

Sandy is the grandson of the founder of Springfield and has worked for the Company since the 1980s. Sandy led the Company during its change from a market garden business into a housebuilder in 1988. Sandy has been Chairman of the Company since 2004 and has been the driver behind many key commercial decisions including the focus on affordable housing, the geographic expansion out of Moray in 2010,the acquisition of Redrow’s Scottish assets/operations in 2011, the listing of Springfield on AIM in 2017 and the acquisition of Dawn Homes in 2018, Walker Group in 2019 and, most recently, Tulloch Homes in 2021. Sandy has over 30 years of experience in the Scottish housing and property markets, including his role as Chairman of Homes for Scotland between 2014 and 2015. 

Innes SmithChief Executive Officer

After graduating from Heriot Watt University in 1991, Innes qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG before moving into industry as financial controller at SGL Technic, a subsidiary of RK Carbon Fibres (now called SGL Carbon Fibres Limited), a NASDAQ and Deutsche Bourse listed company. Innes was promoted to finance director at SGL Technic and after five years moved to Gael Force. Innes joined Springfield in 2005 as Finance Director and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2012 after seven years with the Company. In his role as Chief Executive Officer Innes has grown the scale of the Springfield family of companies with annual revenue increasing from £53.5 million in 2011/2012 to £140 million in 2017/18. Innes was appointed to the board of Homes for Scotland in 2016.

Michelle MotionChief Finance Officer

Michelle joined Springfield as a Finance Director in 2013. Michelle has over 20 years experience  of the property and construction industry. She has worked for Morrison Developments Limited, a subsidiary of AWG plc, and a FTSE 250 company, and the house building company Avant Group, previously known as Gladedale Group. Michelle graduated with a BA in Accounting and an MBA and is a qualified accountant from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants.

Roger EddieNon-executive Director

Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committees, sits on Audit Committee

Roger worked for the Bank of Scotland for 32 years, most recently as Director of the North of Scotland Real Estate Team. Roger joined Springfield as a non-executive Director on 13 November 2008.

Matthew BensonNon-executive Director

Chair of Audit Committee, sits on Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Matthew graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Morgan Stanley, working in international finance in London. Matthew then established his own consultancy business focused on the structuring and planning of high quality residential and leisure projects. Matthew joined Rettie & Co as a director in 2002 with responsibility for land and development, new homes and rural projects. He was appointed to the Springfield Board as a non-executive Director in 2011. Matthew has a number of other responsibilities including Member of the Advisory Board of Kleinwort Hambros private bank and has been Trustee of Project Scotland and Director of Edinburgh Arts Festival. Matthew was also the founding chair of bio-tech businesses EctoPharma Limited and Ryboquin Limited.

Nick Cooper, Non-executive Director

(Sits on Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees) 

Nick is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years’ board experience with UK-listed and private companies. From 2010 to 2015, he was Corporate Services Director at Cable & Wireless Communications plc, which he joined from Cable & Wireless plc, where from 2006 to 2010 he was General Counsel and Company Secretary. His previous in-house legal and corporate experience includes roles at Energis Communications Ltd, JD Wetherspoon plc, The Sage Group plc and Asda Group plc. Nick is currently a non-executive director of AIM-listed CPP Group plc and a number of private start-up companies. 

Colin Rae, Non-executive Director

(Sits on Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees) 

Colin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with significant experience in the construction and housebuilding industries. From 2002 to 2019, he held leadership positions at Places for People one of the largest development, regeneration, property management and leisure companies in the UK. Most recently he was Group Executive Development Director responsible for a UK-wide mixed tenure development programme of c.£200 million. Previous experience includes project management roles at The EDI Group, and Woolwich Homes Ltd, as well as surveyor positions at Millar Brown Associates and Gibson & Simpson. Colin is a director of Homes for Scotland, he is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Napier University.