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.

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. 

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.

Heather Henderson, Group HR Director

Heather graduated in 2005 from Glasgow Caledonian University with a first class Hons Degree in Business Information Management. Having previously worked in two Solicitors offices, she joined Springfield in 2006 as PA to the Directors. Her interest in human resources and passion for dealing with people, saw her take on the challenge to form the Springfield HR function. She was appointed HR Manager in 2008. She continued her studies, gaining her Post Graduate certificate in Personnel and Development in 2009 and Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2011 from Robert Gordon University.  She became a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2013 and Group HR Director in 2017.

Mark Hamilton, Group Architectural Director

Mark graduated from Strathclyde University School of Architecture in 1995 with a first class honours degree. Before joining Springfield in 2012, Mark was an Associate Director Architect with ZM Architecture from 2006. Simultaneously he led a studio design unit at the Strathclyde University School of Architecture for over 12 years whilst being a Design Tutor with Oxford Brookes University. As well as the overall coordination of the Design Department, Mark now specialises in major projects, urban design and masterplanning.

Andrew Todd, Group Director - General Counsel

Andrew graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1999 with an LLB (Hons) and from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law with a post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2000. Between 2000 and 2014 he worked for Scotland’s two largest law firms, McGrigors (now Pinsent Masons) and Dundas & Wilson (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang). In 2009 Andrew graduated from Strathclyde Business School with an MBA. He joined Springfield in 2014 as its first in-house lawyer. He was appointed General Counsel in 2016 and Company Secretary in 2017. Andrew is also the co-author of two legal textbooks - ‘Commercial Awareness for Lawyers’ and ‘The Lands Tribunal for Scotland: Law & Practice’.

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