Springfield confirms raft of senior appointments

Martin Egan

SPRINGFIELD Properties has announced a raft of new appointments to its senior management team.

The housebuilder revealed Martin Egan takes on the role of chief operating officer, overseeing private home building in the group’s central belt, encompassing Dawn, Walker and Springfield Private.

Martin is the MD of Dawn Homes, which Springfield acquired in 2018. The company described his promotion as a ‘vital step’ in the growth strategy as it continues to expand its development portfolio. Martin will oversee activity across the central belt and he will also be responsible for leading two of Springfield’s largest developments – Durieshill, just outside of Stirling, and Gavieside in West Lothian.

Meanwhile, Alasdair Mackie has been promoted to group engineering director. He joined Springfield over a decade ago as an engineering manager and has risen through the business.

Springfield has also brought in some new faces. Ken Millar, Karen Campbell and Richard Bennett have all joined the business as the sector prepares to reopen show homes following the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Ken Millar takes on the position of group health & safety director and joins Springfield from Robertson Group, where he held the same role for five years. Prior to that Ken worked for  CALA for 11 years, also as group health & safety director.

Karen Campbell has been appointed group corporate communications director. She joins from the Scottish Futures Trust where she led the housing team. Karen was previously director of policy & operations at Homes for Scotland.

Richard Bennett joins Springfield from facilities management company Altaian Servest where he was head of group asset management for the UK & Ireland. He has been appointed MD of Glassgreen, Plant & Equipment Hire.

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, MD 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.”