The Board

Let us introduce our Board of Directors

Alexander W Adam

Part-time Executive Chairman

Grandson of the founder and main shareholder of the company.

Innes Smith CA

Chief Executive Officer

Innes joined Springfield in 2005 as Finance Director. A graduate of Heriot Watt University, he qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG before moving into the housebuilding industry as financial controller with RK Carbon Fibres. He became Finance Director of SGL Technic, for five years then moved on to be Finance Director at Gael Force for a further five years. He was appointed CEO at Springfield in October 2012 after seven years with the company.

Michelle Motion

Finance Director

Michelle joined Springfield as a Finance Director in 2013. With over 20 years of experience within the property and construction industry, she has previously worked for Morrison Construction and Developments and also the House Building Company Avant Group (previously known as Gladedale Group.)

Having graduated with a BA in accounting and an MBA as a qualified Accountant from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to Springfield.

Roger Eddie BA Hons (Econ)

Non-Executive Director

Joining Springfield as a Non Executive Director in 2008, Roger is well known and respected throughout the banking and property industries following a thirty two year career with Bank of Scotland, latterly as Director of the North of Scotland Real Estate Team. Roger is on the Board of the Port of Cromarty Firth and of their Cruise Highland subsidiary. 

Matthew Benson

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board in 2011 Matthew worked in international finance before establishing his own consultancy business which specialised in the structuring and planning of high quality residential and leisure projects. Now a director at Rettie & Co with responsibility for land and development, new homes and rural projects, he is particularly skilled in structuring deals and he developed much of the thinking behind the Resonance funding model which Springfield have been using to deliver new homes in Edinburgh.

Matthew has a number of other responsibilities including Chairman of EctoPharma Ltd, Member of the Advisory Board of Kleinwort Benson Private Bank, Trustee of Project Scotland and Director of Edinburgh Arts Festival.

And our Group Operational Board Members...

Robert MacLeod BEng

Group Civils Director

Joining the company in 2003, and the board in 2005, Bob graduated from Herriot Watt University having studied Civil Engineering. He gained experience on major road schemes at home and abroad becoming a Director of Remac Construction in 1983 and of Leiths (Scotland) Ltd in 1999. 

Ewan MacLeod

Group Commercial Director

Ewan MacLeod has worked in housing and property development in the public and private sectors for over 20 years. He has worked for Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and main contractors. Starting as project surveyor he has progressed to Commercial Manager joining Springfield in 2013. 

Tom Leggeat

Group Partnerships Director

Tom graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2001 with a degree in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying. He worked for three years on commercial and industrial projects before joining Springfield in 2004. He has built a team which, from small beginnings, has delivered many commercial builds and over 1200 affordable homes.

Contact our board

To get in touch with any of our directors, simply email us and include the director’s name in the subject line.

Alternatively, write to our board members at:

Springfield Properties PLC
Alexander Fleming House
8 Southfield Drive
IV30 6GR