PMAS People

Neale Bisset

Neale Bisset is the Managing Director of PMC Management and Lettings, which has offices in Aberdeen and Inverness. Having joined PMC in 2010, he has been instrumental in the growth of the company over the last decade, both within factoring and lettings. Neale was appointed to the PMAS Council in 2020 and also sits on

Ross Watt
Vice President

Ross is the North of Scotland Director of Newton Property Management. He has a keen interest in maintenance of traditional buildings and is proud to help lead the charge in working for customers best interests. With accreditations from both the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), Ross

Nic Mayall
Immediate Past President

Nic is the Managing Director (Operations) of James Gibb residential factors and has worked in property all his career, covering agency, relocation, letting and now factoring. Nic joined James Gibb in 2012 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company and adapting the business to embrace a range of innovations.  

Adele McLaughlin

Adele has over 20 yrs experience in strategic and operational management. Joining Redpath Bruce Property Management in 2014, her role involves working within the Redpath Bruce leadership team developing and maintaining business practices that create the highest levels of efficiency. Adele has a keen interest in building on a people focused approach within the PMAS to create smooth efficient

David Reid

David Reid is the Group Managing Director of James Gibb Residential Factors. He was formerly the Managing Director of Life Property Management Ltd, which was acquired by James Gibb in 2019. He has been a key lead in the creation of the second largest property management business in the country. He has over 20 years

George McGuire

George McGuire is the Director of Operations at Trinity Factors with offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. George was appointed to the PMAS Council in 2013. He has considerable experience of both property factoring and residential lettings having worked in the property sector for over 20 years.

Iain Friel

Iain is an Executive Director at Speirs Gumley Property Management.  He has 37 years’ experience in the Property Management Industry, 29 years at senior management level.  He is a Past President of the Association and when he is not dealing with all things Factoring, he can be found toiling on the golf course.

Derek MacDonald

Derek is Managing Director of Newton Property Management. Derek specialises in guiding customers through potential liability issues. He has a passion for assisting customers to improve the environmental credentials of their properties and regularly speaks on the subject at events and conferences as a sector expert. He is based in Glasgow and consults with Newton

Callum Bruce

Callum is a Director of Macfie & Co., having joined the firm in 2018 and has assumed a pivotal role in just a few years.  Aside from managing his own district of properties, he is primarily concerned in the acquisition of new business, as well as providing mentorship to the team. Callum joined the Council

David Doran

David, a Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management, joined the company in 2003, becoming a Director in 2010.  An experienced and influential leader, who in recent years has overseen the development of the company’s property factoring services delivery and customer care approach.  He regularly offers guidance to solicitors, Local Authorities, Scottish Government, The

Gordon Buchanan

Gordon is a Director of Hacking & Paterson Management Services, having joined the Board in 2017. His role includes leading the delivery of factoring services to customers throughout Scotland, developing training and mentoring programs and supporting additional service projects to add value to homeowners experience of working with their property factor.

Paul McDermott

Paul is managing director of Park Property Management and was appointed to the PMAS Council this year (2023). He has worked in property for over thirty years, originally in development and investment. Paul started his factoring business over fifteen years ago and has considerable experience in all areas of property management.

Jacqueline Borthwick

Jacqueline is the Director of Client Assets for James Gibb residential factors having previously held the position of Head of Finance at Life Property Management Ltd prior to acquisition by James Gibb.  Jacqueline has 15 years of experience in residential property management in areas such as credit control, insurance, legal litigation, client fund management and

Marketing and Website

As the Marketing Partner for PMAS, we support the organisation by ensuring their website is relevant and up to date. We research, write and publish blog content, manage and update the website. We help promote PMAS news and events by sending regular email campaigns as well as sharing content onto social media when relevant.


Azets, a ‘UK Top 10’ accountancy company, are PMAS’s finance agent and provide a variety of services including support with the setting of the annual budget and bookkeeping services including the preparation of the quarterly management accounts and annual financial statements. They also assist with the preparation and submission of the quarterly VAT returns and

Alison McDiarmid
Representative Consultant

Alison is delighted to be supporting PMAS President and Council members to progress the association’s objectives in the new role of Representative Consultant. With a focus on training, networking and lobbying, she will utilise the influence and breadth of skills within PMAS and contracted supporting organisations, to fulfil the expectations of the Business Plan and