PMAS People

Nic Mayall

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.  

Neale Bisset
Vice President

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

David Reid
Immediate Past President

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

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

Jacqueline Borthwick

Jacqueline’s depth of experience across the property management and factoring industry comes from 10 years with Life Property Management Ltd where she has led areas such as credit control, insurance, legal liaison and is now Head of Finance.  As a council member for PMAS Jacqueline is focused on driving and maintaining standards across the industry.

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.

Derek MacDonald
Past President

Derek is Managing Director of Newton Property Management and a Past President of PMAS. 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

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

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

Lux Events

Lux Events is creative, agile and digitally savvy, with an enviable client list built over the last 8 years.  Based in Edinburgh, we run events across Scotland, the rest of the UK and around the globe. We know that designing, planning and delivering successful events takes experience, knowledge and expertise. For us, it’s about Partnership.

Ross Watt

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

Iain Friel

Iain is Managing Director at Speirs Gumley Property Management.  He has 36 years’ experience in the Property Management Industry, 28 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 invariably be found in his spare time on the golf