Let us introduce our Board of Directors
Alexander W 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 and the listing of Springfield on AIM in 2017. 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 Smith CA, 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. 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 Motion, Chief 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 Eddie BA Hons (Econ), 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. 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, 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.
And our Group Operational Board Members...
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’.
Brian Rees, Group HSEQ Director
Following a successful career as a Senior Engineering Officer in the Royal Air Force, Brian joined Springfield in 2014 as a Health, Safety and Environmental Manager. Brian is a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and has a diploma in Environment Management from Stirling University. During his time at Springfield, Brian has built up the Health and Safety team and steered the company through ISO 9001 quality accreditation, streamlining the way the business operates. He was invited to join the board in June 2018.
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. Ewan joined Springfield in 2013 as a project surveyor and he has progressed to Group Commercial Director.
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.
Jane Innes, Group Marketing Director
Jane joined Springfield in 2004 with 20 years of experience of business, having been self-employed in agriculture, tourism and events. She is a marketing graduate of The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Early in her career with the company she established Springfield’s branding and has built an in house team which delivers the group’s messages across many media platforms. Jane was welcomed to the board in June 2018. She is also a trustee on the board of two Elgin based charities.
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. He was also 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.
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.
Tom Leggeat, Group Partnerships Director
Tom graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2001 with a degree in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying. He worked at Sir Robert McAlpine 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 nearly 2000 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