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 of the Group’s key commercial decisions including the focus on affordable housing, the geographic expansion out of Elgin in 2010 and the acquisition of Redrow’s Scottish assets/operations in 2011. Sandy has over 25 years of experience in the Scottish housing and property markets, including his role as Chairman of Homes for Scotland between 2014 and 2015, and leads the Group’s land buying team.
Innes Smith, Chief 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. Subsequently 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 at Springfield in October 2012 after seven years with the Company. In his role as Chief Executive Officer Innes has grown the scale of the Group with annual revenue increasing from £53 million to £111 million and completions increasing from approximately 300 to over 600 per year. Innes was appointed to the board of Homes for Scotland in 2016.
Michelle Motion, Finance Director
Michelle joined Springfield as a Finance Director in 2013. Michelle has over 20 years of experience within the property and construction industry, previously working for Morrison Developments Limited, a subsidiary of AWG plc, 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 Eddie, Non-executive Director
Roger worked for the Bank of Scotland for 32 years, most recently as Director of the North of Scotland Real Estate Team. Roger sits on the Board of the Port of Cromarty Firth and of their Cruise Highland subsidiary. Roger joined Springfield as a non-executive Director on 13 November 2008.
Matthew Benson, Non-executive Director
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. Matthew was appointed to the 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, 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
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.