Who we are

Our people take centre stage at Richard Irvin. We strive to build and maintain excellent working relationships with our customers and the performance of our people helps to take our service delivery to the next level.
From our Board, our Senior Management team through to our mobile engineering workforce our aim is to support our customers on their journey with Richard Irvin. We aim to provide the highest levels of customer service with unrivalled technical knowledge and expertise.

  • Board members
  • Senior Management
  • M&E Team
  • FM Team
  • Group

Bob Brannan

Chairman

Bob Brannan is an experienced Chairman and ex-CEO of a variety of privately-owned businesses across a wide-range of sectors with a strong track record of success.

Bob joined the Richard Irvin Board in 2013.

Hugh Stewart

Non-executive Director

Hugh Stewart is Managing Partner of Shackleton Ventures, a significant shareholder in Richard Irvin. Hugh has over 30 years’ experience in venture capital. He holds an Economics degree from St Andrews and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

Hugh joined the Richard Irvin Board in 2012.

Lindsey Cradock

Non-executive Director

Lindsey is originally from Aberdeen and is an Irvin family member. She has run her own business and latterly had the fun of working her hobby as scuba diving instructor in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

Lindsey joined the Richard Irvin Board in 2014.

Richard Emmerson

Non-executive Director

Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in the Construction industry for over 15 years. He is the Great, Great Grandson of Richard Irvin. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, cycling and cookery.

Richard joined the Richard Irvin Board in 2005.

Will Lund

Non-executive Director

Will is the Great, Great Grandson of Richard Irvin and currently runs Arctic Fox, a dry ice cleaning business. Previously he worked as a Health and Safety Manager. He is a RFU qualified referee and coach and enjoys walking his dogs in the countryside.

Will joined the Richard Irvin Board in 2003.

George Still

Finance Director

George is a Chartered Accountant, with over 20 years SME industry experience. He works closely with the CEO and Company Board providing strategic financial guidance and robust and efficient financial management and control.

Time not in the office is spent with his family, typically ferrying his youngest daughter from one social event to another!

George Still

Finance Director

George is a Chartered Accountant, with over 20 years SME industry experience. He works closely with the CEO and Company Board providing strategic financial guidance and robust and efficient financial management and control.

Time not in the office is spent with his family, typically ferrying his youngest daughter from one social event to another!

Kevin Shinnie

Managing Director M&E

Kevin joined the business in 1998 as a quantity surveyor and led our surveying and estimating teams as Commercial Director from 2010. At the helm of our M&E business unit since 2013, Kevin is responsible for the strategic growth of the unit and for providing leadership and direction to the team through application of our core values.

When not at work Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children although his favourite place is the garage tending to his classic mini cooper.

Mark Buchan

Managing Director FM

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the M&E Service Industry mainly working in senior roles for large national FM providers.

Originally from Aberdeen, Mark now lives in Stirling, which is a perfect base for him to indulge in his hobbies of leisure travel and walking across Scotland and North England.

Kim Woolner

Corporate Services Director

Kim is a fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years’ experience in HR and Training who’s previously worked in Aberdeen and London for ASOS, Discovery, English National Opera and Total Oil Marine. Kim joined the company in 2012 and has the primary responsibility for all HR, HSEQ and Communication activity, including setting and leading the strategy.

Outside work, she enjoys relaxing with a glass of wine and spending time with her boys – a slight contradiction!

Kevin Shinnie

Managing Director M&E

Kevin joined the business in 1998 as a quantity surveyor and led our surveying and estimating teams as Commercial Director from 2010. At the helm of our M&E business unit since 2013, Kevin is responsible for the strategic growth of the unit and for providing leadership and direction to the team through application of our core values.

When not at work Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children although his favourite place is the garage tending to his classic mini cooper.

Gary Crisp

Senior Operations Director

Gary joined the business in 1981 working within the then major contacts department, delivering/ managing M & E projects throughout Scotland. Since 1997 Gary has led the major project delivery team as Contracts Director and now heads up the mechanical & electrical operational teams as Senior Operations Director. He has responsibility for the safe, effective delivery of all major projects.

Away from work his passion is football and is an avid Man United supporter.

Andy McMillan

Workshop Manager - Off-site Manufacturing

Andy has been part of Richard Irvin since January 2009 when he returned from a year travelling Australia. Swapping sun for sites, Andy progressed into the office to undertake a CAD draughting role which then led to a supervisors position within workshop.

When not managing the workshop, Andy is usually found out in the wild with his 4 legged friend Murphy.     

Derek Rollo

Pre Construction Manager

Derek re-joined the Company in 2015 in a joint role of Business Development and Pre-Construction Manager, having previously served as Design and Engineering Director. In his new role Derek assists and develops proposals and costs in conjunction with the Customer and Project Design Team from initial concept up to Construction.

Outwith work Derek enjoys spending time with his partner, Dawn, both of whom are keen golfers. Derek is a member of Portlethen Golf Club, where you will find him at first light most Saturday mornings.

Eddie Gallacher

Estimating Manager

Eddie joined Richard Irvin in 1989 in our Glasgow office as a Mechanical Estimator, relocated to Aberdeen in 1997 and now as Estimating Manager he is responsible for the day to day running of our M&E business estimating team.

Outside of work his interests are reading a good Robert Ludlum novel, swimming and supporting his football team.

George Dempster

Design & Electrical Engineering Manager

George joined the business in 2009 from NG Bailey as Electrical Manager and has over 30 years’ experience within the electrical industry. George is now responsible for the company’s in house design offering and also heads up the electrical engineering function. When offered the chance to come to Richard Irvin, George saw this as a great opportunity to work for a reputable local company that had aspirations to grow the electrical side of the business and equal their current mechanical positioning within the industry.

When not at work George enjoys playing golf when he can, and follows Aberdeen Football Club where he is a season ticket holder along with his two sons.

Ian Cochrane

Surveying Manager

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry working for both Main Contractors and M&E Contractors. He returned to the business in 2012 where he now heads up the surveying department.

When not at work you can find Ian relaxing and travelling with his wife or watching from the side lines the fortunes of his local rugby club.

Mike Munro

Region Director

Mike joined the company in 1994 as a contracts engineer working out of our Inverness office and in 2005 took over responsibility for all elements of the business within the Northern Region as the Regional Director.

Away from work Mike enjoys time with his family and friends and where opportunity and weather permit the goal is seclusion from it all with a fly rod and a day fishing.

Ron Guyan

Planning Manager

Ron has a wealth of experience in Planning having worked for British Telecom and NG Bailey. He was invited into the business in 2013 as a Planning Engineer - his role is the production and monitoring of logic linked programmes covering all stages of the project from tender through to design, procurement, construction, commissioning and successful project completion.

With his spare time Ron and his wife run a taxi service for his 3 grandchildren in Aberdeen, any other spare time or money is spent on visiting his other grandchild in Denver, Colorado.

Mark Buchan

Managing Director FM

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the M&E Service Industry mainly working in senior roles for large national FM providers.

Originally from Aberdeen, Mark now lives in Stirling, which is a perfect base for him to indulge in his hobbies of leisure travel and walking across Scotland and North England.

Brian Irvine

Division Director

Brian started working for Richard Irvin in 1988 working through the ranks from Contract Engineer in the projects department to Contract Manager and then to Operations Director for FM Mobile Services. Brian enjoys working as part of a team - all striving to achieve the same result of providing an excellent service to the customers.

When he has any spare time Brian likes mountain biking, Dinghy sailing and spending time with family and friends.

Dickson Leishman

Division Manager

Dickson has over 30 years’ experience working mainly in the social housing sector managing maintenance and refurbishment works throughout Scotland and the North of England

In his spare time Dickson spends as much time as possible with his grandchildren and enjoys weekend breaks away to relax

Mark Beggs

Senior Operations Manager

Mark is a Chartered Construction Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the M&E Service Industry having previously worked with numerous large FM Companies and most recently with Integral UK before moving to Richard Irvin. Mark has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the FM industry in both operational and commercial aspects of contract management, and specifically within the MOD sector.

In his spare time Mark enjoys spending time with his family and his bulldog Dug.

Ronnie Cromar

Senior Operations Manager

Ronnie started with Richard Irvin in a 1988 as a Foreman engineer in charge of large contracts including Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin, and Marks and Spencer, Glasgow. Over the years he has progressed through the ranks to his current position of FM Senior Operations Manager.

Ronnie enjoys the feeling of job satisfaction when the client is happy with the company’s service.

Out with work he spends time with this family including his grandchildren, and is involved with juvenile football on a Sunday.

Sandy Sheehan

Division Manager

Sandy previously worked with Marriott Group in London before making the move North to take his role as Division Manager. He has a wealth of account management expertise and endeavours to deliver the highest quality customer experience.

Sandy classes himself as an outdoors family man and is a ‘keen’ runner and gardener. He also has two rescue dogs.

Stewart Butler

Division Manager

Stewart has previously worked with numerous large FM Companies and most recently with GS Hall before moving to RIES to take up the position of Division Manager – Minor Projects. Stewart has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the FM industry in both operational and commercial aspects of contract/project management, and takes pride in delivering both contracts and projects to the client’s expectation and on budget.

Stewart is a keen runner and has previously completed various 10k and half marathons and is currently training for his first triathlon.

Kim Woolner

Corporate Services Director

Kim is a fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years’ experience in HR and Training who’s previously worked in Aberdeen and London for ASOS, Discovery, English National Opera and Total Oil Marine. Kim joined the company in 2012 and has the primary responsibility for all HR, HSEQ and Communication activity, including setting and leading the strategy.

Outside work, she enjoys relaxing with a glass of wine and spending time with her boys – a slight contradiction!

Hazel Phillips

Senior HR Advisor

Hazel is a senior HR professional with a Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources and a CIPD qualification. Hazel spent the majority of her career in Financial Services in Edinburgh, and relocated back to her native Aberdeenshire recently. Hazel joined Richard Irvin at the end of 2017 and is responsible for providing generalist HR advice and support to the business as part of the HR team. Hazel enjoys providing pragmatic people solutions to her business areas.

Outside of work Hazel spends most of her time being a Mum and when she can, she enjoys getting out into the Aberdeenshire countryside for walks with the family dog.