New COO among raft of appointments and promotions at Springfield Properties

Springfield Properties has added new faces to its senior management team with a number of key appointments and promotions, which have seen Martin Egan take on the position of chief operating officer.

New COO among raft of appointments and promotions at Springfield Properties

Martin Egan

Currently the managing director of Dawn Homes, which Springfield acquired in 2018, Mr Egan will oversee private home building in the group’s central belt, encompassing Dawn, Walker and Springfield Private.

Since joining the Springfield group two years ago, he has spearheaded several strategic projects including securing planning permission for Durieshill – the largest development to be approved in Scotland in a single sitting.

His promotion into this new role is seen as a vital step in Springfield’s overall growth strategy and supports the firm as it continues to expand its development portfolio across all corners of the country. As chief operating officer for central, Martin will oversee activity across the central belt, with a focus on the company’s private home building divisions. He will also be responsible for steering two of Springfield’s largest developments – Durieshill, just outside of Stirling, and Gavieside in West Lothian.

New COO among raft of appointments and promotions at Springfield Properties

Alasdair Mackie

Alasdair Mackie has also been promoted from within the firm to group engineering director. Mr Mackie joined Springfield over a decade ago, as an engineering manager and has successfully risen through the business, reflecting Springfield’s commitment to supporting the growth of its people.

In addition to promoting from within, Springfield has also brought in a raft of new faces. Ken Miller, Karen Campbell and Richard Bennett join the housebuilding firm as the sector prepares to reopen show homes following the coronavirus shut down, and each of the appointees has been instrumental to operations to get sites re-opened quickly, and safely across Scotland.

Ken Millar will take on the position of group health & safety director and joins Springfield from national construction, housebuilding and infrastructure firm, Robertson Group, where he was group health & safety director for five years. Prior to that Ken worked for national housebuilder CALA for 11 years as group health & safety director.

Karen Campbell will take on the position of group corporate communications director, supporting the business as it expands its development portfolio. She joins from the Scottish Futures Trust where she led the housing team, establishing various initiatives which support the delivery of housing across Scotland. Karen is a well-known figure within the industry, and previously held the position of director of policy & operations at Homes for Scotland.

Richard Bennett joins Springfield from global facilities management company Altaian Servest where he was head of group asset management for the UK & Ireland. He has been appointed to the position of managing director of Glassgreen, Plant & Equipment Hire and brings with him more than 35 years’ experience in plant and transport operations.

New COO among raft of appointments and promotions at Springfield Properties

New appointments Ken Miller, Karen Campbell and Richard Bennett

Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield Properties, said: “As we emerge from lockdown, we believe there will be a renewed demand for good quality housing to address Scotland’s housing shortage and increase choice to customers aspiring to a village lifestyle.

“Martin is one of the sectors most experienced senior leaders and has a proven record of looking after customers.

“His promotion, along with that of Alasdair Mackie, and the appointments of Ken, Karen and Richard, considerably strengthen our senior management team. As we look to the future, and continue with aspirations of growth, we need the best possible people and each of these individuals have the experience and drive to help us get there.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who are leaving the business for retirement. Brian Rees, group health & safety director; Jane Innes, group, marketing director; and Ian Innes, managing director of Glassgreen, Plant & Equipment Hire, have made a significant impact on the business over the years and we wish them the best in their future endeavours.”

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