The Scottish Home Awards judging panel is an independently appointed panel of residential property and housebuilding industry experts who bring together experience and market knowledge from across Scotland.

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    Dr John Boyle Director of Research & Strategy, Rettie & Co.

    John is a property economist and chartered surveyor. He leads the Rettie & Co Research Team, providing a cutting-edge research and consultancy function that informs clients on sales, lettings, investment...
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    John is a property economist and chartered surveyor. He leads the Rettie & Co Research Team, providing a cutting-edge research and consultancy function that informs clients on sales, lettings, investment and development opportunities as well as analysing where property markets are at and likely to be going. Over the last 15 years, he has built-up a wealth of experience from involvement at all stages of property projects, from small-scale developments through to major masterplans of new towns and suburbs. He has worked for all of the major house builders in Scotland, the Scottish Government, many local authorities and investors. He sits on Homes for Scotland’s Policy Advisory Group and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society of Property Researchers.

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    Dr John Boyle

    Director of Research & Strategy, Rettie & Co.
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    Mike Bruce CEO, Weslo Housing Management

    Mike Bruce has been Chief Executive of Weslo Housing Management since 2005. During his Weslo career Mike has been at the forefront of many of the initiatives which have been instrumental in the growth...
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    Mike Bruce has been Chief Executive of Weslo Housing Management since 2005.

    During his Weslo career Mike has been at the forefront of many of the initiatives which have been instrumental in the growth of the company and enhanced its reputation in the housing sector.  From the introduction of the company's Flexible Tenure Scheme in the late 90's which was influential in the setting up of the Government’s Mortgage to Rent scheme still in operation today through to the present and the company’s ground breaking venture into the private rented sector, he continues to explore development and other opportunities in the market to grow the company and improve the service Weslo provides to its tenants.

    A member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Mike is a regular presenter at housing conferences and seminars as well as a periodic contributor of published articles and commentaries on the Scottish housing environment.

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    Mike Bruce

    CEO, Weslo Housing Management
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    Andrew J Cunningham Director, Commercial Department, Ross & Liddell BSc MRICS

    Andrew originally joined Ross & Liddell, as a Graduate Commercial Surveyor in 1996, having obtained a BSc in Land Economics from the University of Paisley in May 1995.  Following his qualification...
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    Andrew originally joined Ross & Liddell, as a Graduate Commercial Surveyor in 1996, having obtained a BSc in Land Economics from the University of Paisley in May 1995. 

    Following his qualification as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in November 1997, his career led him to pastures new, where he gained extensive experience in all property sectors and disciplines, while working for City Site Estates, Optical Express and Charles Price & Co, before setting up his own property consultancy business in 2003. 

    Andrew rejoined Ross & Liddell in June 2006, to expand the Commercial Management, and professional surveying services offered by the firm. Andrew was appointed as a Director in 2008 and is also now responsible for the operation of the company’s Residential Management offices in Edinburgh and Dundee.

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    Andrew J Cunningham

    Director, Commercial Department, Ross & Liddell BSc MRICS
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    Stephen Garvin Head of Building Standards Division, Scottish Government

    Dr Stephen Garvin is the Scottish Government’s Head of Building Standards. He recently joined Scottish Government in 2018, where he is responsible for the development of the Building Standards system...
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    Dr Stephen Garvin is the Scottish Government’s Head of Building Standards. He recently joined Scottish Government in 2018, where he is responsible for the development of the Building Standards system in Scotland, ensuring that standards and technical guidance are updated and applied consistently across the country.

    In the post Grenfell fire era there is a substantial focus on building standards and ensuring that they secure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings. Compliance of construction work with Building Standards is a key driver of the Building Standards Division’s workload.

    Prior to his current post he had a long career at the Building Research Establishment, where latterly he was responsible for BRE’s Centre for Resilience. He has led major national and international research projects, as well as undertaking substantial consultancy and expert witness work for a variety of public and private sector clients.

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    Stephen Garvin

    Head of Building Standards Division, Scottish Government
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    Claire Hall Regional Services Manager - Scotland, RICS

    Claire has been with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for 2 years. As the regional manager for Scotland, Claire oversees the commercial activity for RICS Edinburgh, the promotion &...
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    Claire has been with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for 2 years. As the regional manager for Scotland, Claire oversees the commercial activity for RICS Edinburgh, the promotion & championing of diversity & inclusion within the profession but most importantly, membership engagement.

    Claire is responsible for interacting with the profession and the wider world of thought leaders, policy makers and like-minded organisations ensuring that the RICS remain fit for the 21st century.

    Most recently Claire has become the Regional lead for the RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign. To mark the RISC’ 150th anniversary she will be working toward achieving an ambitious target to raise £2.25 million in funds for the property industry charity LandAid in a bid to eradicate youth homelessness.  

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    Claire Hall

    Regional Services Manager - Scotland, RICS
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    Derek Logie CEO, Rural Housing Service

    Derek is Chief Executive of Rural Housing Scotland, a small charity that works to deliver affordable housing opportunities in rural communities, to help rural communities tackle local housing needs and...
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    Derek is Chief Executive of Rural Housing Scotland, a small charity that works to deliver affordable housing opportunities in rural communities, to help rural communities tackle local housing needs and to highlight the extent and nature of rural housing issues.

    Derek has worked with communities across Scotland to secure affordable housing for local people, facilitating developments in Gigha, Colonsay, Laggan and Whitsome amongst others.

    Derek was previously a member of the Scottish Land Fund committee and the Scottish Government’s Rural Development Council.

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    Derek Logie

    CEO, Rural Housing Service
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    Dan Macdonald CEO, Macdonald Estates

    Dan Macdonald formed Macdonald Estates in 1998. Specialists in planning led property development, with wide experience of the retail sector and now student accommodation, it has a record of being an award...
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    Dan Macdonald formed Macdonald Estates in 1998. Specialists in planning led property development, with wide experience of the retail sector and now student accommodation, it has a record of being an award winning and leading company in its field in Scotland and Ireland.

    Prior to 1998 Dan was Managing Director of Morrison Developments one of the most successful Scottish companies of the late 80’s and 90’s. During his 25 years with the Group he performed a key role in its transition from a Highland Building Company to an international civil engineering, construction and property development company.

    In 2006 Dan launched the ‘Scottish Property Development Forum’ a body to represent the voice of the real estate industry in Scotland amongst parliamentarians, the Scottish Executive and business in Scotland. Now redefined as the ‘Scottish Property Federation’ and incorporated within the British Property Federation, it is recognised as being the voice of the Scottish property industry.

    Dan has also formed a company, Dalmatian Homes, to undertake residential development. He formed N-56 in 2014, whose purpose is to promote collaboration between business and the public sector, in the interests of economic growth, and he is on the board of The Scottish SPCA. He is proud of his Highland roots, having been born in Dornoch, Sutherland.

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    Dan Macdonald

    CEO, Macdonald Estates
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    Carole Mackie Head of Residential Development Sales Scotland, Savills MBA DipProjMan FRICS

    Carole is Head of the Residential Development Sales Scotland Region. Carole is involved in providing early consultancy and advisory services for developers on residential land sites, new homes sales strategies...
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    Carole is Head of the Residential Development Sales Scotland Region. Carole is involved in providing early consultancy and advisory services for developers on residential land sites, new homes sales strategies and has a particular focus on providing advice to funders and new developer clients on all aspects of the Residential Development process.

    Carole is a Chartered Surveyor and has been involved in all aspects of residential development for the past 15 years and laterally specialising in new homes sales and marketing. Carole studied at University of Reading to gain an MBA in Real Estate with a view to expanding her knowledge in this sector. Carole subsequently went on to develop several residential projects including both new build and conversion of listed buildings within the West of Scotland. Her team provides a dedicated sales and marketing service to developers, housebuilders and investors.

    Carole joined Savills in 2013 with a focus on building the Residential Development Sales business for the West of Scotland. The team has particular specialist expertise in the Sales and Marketing of New Homes

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    Carole Mackie

    Head of Residential Development Sales Scotland, Savills MBA DipProjMan FRICS
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    Malcolm MacLeod Director, NHBC Scotland Dip Surv BS FRICS FCIOB CEnv

    A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and a Chartered Environmentalist Malcolm has worked in the construction and house building industries...
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    A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and a Chartered Environmentalist Malcolm has worked in the construction and house building industries for 40 years.

    His broad career has included Quantity Surveying, Building Control, Building Surveying and Project Management. He was instrumental in establishing a new Housing Association becoming its Director in 1999 and in 2001 was appointed NHBC’s Director in Scotland.

    He is a Non-Executive Director of the RICS Board in Scotland, and the RIAS Energy Certification Board. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Cross Party Group for Construction and the Design and Performance Group established by the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. Until recently he was an External Assessor for Glasgow Caledonian University’s Built Degree programme, and he is a past Chair of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Building.

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    Malcolm MacLeod

    Director, NHBC Scotland Dip Surv BS FRICS FCIOB CEnv
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    Andy Pearson

    Andy Pearson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession who founded and has successfully run a number of property businesses since 1992 including the award winning Tweed Homes. Andy is probably best...
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    Andy Pearson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession who founded and has successfully run a number of property businesses since 1992 including the award winning Tweed Homes.

    Andy is probably best known for his work with Homes for Scotland where he served as a former Chairman and championed the cause of small builders during the Credit Crunch by lobbying and securing a raft of invaluable support measures from the Scottish Government. Andy’s contribution helped preserve many jobs and position homebuilders to survive the economic downturn and prosper as the economy recovered.

    These days, Andy Pearson is Homes for Scotland’s Ambassador for Small Scale projects and he is actively seeking solutions to stimulate the delivery of more new homes across Scotland by our smallest homebuilding companies.

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    Andy Pearson