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Our People

Timothy Lovat- President

Timothy is the senior partner at Edzell Property Management. Timothy has over fifteen years experience within the industry and retains day to day involvement in property management matters.

Alison McDiarmid

Alison is Factoring Services Director for Wheatley Group and manages YourPlace, a subsidiary of this not for profit housing group. YourPlace’s main customer group is Registered Social Landlord based, helping bring that perspective to PMAS. Alison is part of the Glasgow Factoring Commission and is a non-Executive Director with Quality Scotland, which helps Scottish companies improve business performance, deliver quality and achieve sustainable business excellence.

John Walker

John has been working in the Property Management sector for approximately twenty years and has been a partner of long-established Glasgow firm Macfie & Co. for seven. He is in his fifth year of serving the Property Management industry as a member of Council. John lives in the south side of Glasgow with his wife, Joanne, and their four children. He is currently Deacon of The Incorporation of Wrights in Glasgow, which is one of the fourteen incorporated crafts which comprise The Trades House of Glasgow.

David Reid

David is a Director at Life Property Management with over 20 year’s experience in public sector, commercial and residential property management. He was a key influence in the rapid growth of lpm within the residential industry, over the last 12 years. Having joined the Property Managers Association in 2013, he looks forward to establishing himself as a key member of the team.

Derek MacDonald - Immediate Past President

Derek MacDonald is a Partner of Newton Property Management  and is based at their Glasgow Office.  Derek has a particular interest in liability issues arising from Health & Safety legislation and advising Owners and Associations of best practice on their premises. Derek has been on PMAS Council for several years and has helped organise several annual conferences and Principles Seminars.


Grant Johnston - Secretary

Grant is a partner within the private client department  of Wright Johnston & Mackenzie. He has over 25 years experience as a solicitor specialising in property matters. He now heads the wealth management team within WJM. He was Deacon of the Incorporation of Tailors in Glasgow 2011-12 which is one of the fourteen crafts which form the Trades House of Glasgow, one of Glasgow's oldest charities.

Iain Friel - Past President

Iain is the Managing Director of Speirs Gumley Property Management with 30 years experience within the industry.  He is an active member of PMAS Council helping promote education and training of the Members through the Conference, and also particpates in the Glasgow Factoring Commission and RICS - Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 - Impact Review Meetings.  He continues to meet with homeowners to provide advice regarding the management of common property.


Brian Fulton

Brian is a Director in Ross & Liddell Ltd and is based in the Paisley office of the Company with responsibility for the running of the Paisley office. With an ongoing involvement in day to day Property Management issues, coupled with a wealth of experience over the last 30 plus years working for Owners Associations, and individual client groups, he is well placed to advise clients on today's issues in multi occupancy living and all that this entail. Brian is a very active member of Council assisting on everything from PR, the annual conference and website content management. 


David Hutton

David Hutton is Executive Director at Charles White Ltd with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. David worked as a Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Bank of Scotland and DTZ before joining Charles White Ltd in 2004.


Willie Hutchinson

Willie Hutchinson is a partner in the long established management firm of J B & G Forsyth in Glasgow.