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North Scotland

John Low

John Low

Managing Director

John Low has been with us since 1990, as Development Director then Land Director, before being promoted to Managing Director.

A Quantity Surveyor by profession, John is also responsible for the financial
performance of all developments.

 Steve Loomes


Steve Loomes

Managing Director - Strategic Land

Steve is Managing Director of Stewart Milne Group’s Strategic Land Division with Scotland wide remit to develop, manage and promote the business strategic land assets. He is a Chartered Town planner with 30 years post qualified experience across both the public and private sectors.

Steve has operated across the housing sector for over 20 years and re-joined Stewart Milne Group in 2005. Steve leads a team of regionally based land and planning experts with responsibility primarily for securing and delivering, through the statutory planning system, long term housing land into the Groups operational Homes businesses.

Steve chairs the Planning Policy Committee of Homes for Scotland and regularly its work in influencing and shaping relevant, emerging Government policy.

 Neil Thomson


Neil Thomson

Construction Director

Neil started his career in a private Architect’s practice in Aberdeen, before moving to a housing developer in the south east of England.

Neil joined Stewart Milne in 1990 in a Project Manager role, and held the position of Senior Construction Manager, before being promoted to Construction Director, and Director Responsible for Health and Safety in May 2011.

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in house building and is responsible for all construction, and health and safety related activities on all Homes North developments.

 Neil Thomson


Richard Fawcus

Land Director

Richard joined the Homes North Division in February 2006 as a Land Manager. Prior to this he worked as a surveyor in private practice for 10 years. Richard was appointed to the Homes North Board in 2012 as Land Director. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Richard is responsible for securing operational/short term land opportunities across our North Scotland Region. He also leads our affordable housing delivery and the delivery of planning permission for our developments.

Haresh Murji

Derek Mitchell

Finance Director

Derek is the Financial Director of Stewart Milne Homes North Scotland, joining Stewart Milne in August 2015. In Homes North he is responsible for all Finance reporting to Group functions working closely with MD John Low.

Derek has more than 20 years finance experience, having held senior executive roles in Oil and Gas, Renewables and Manufacturing Industries. Derek is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is married with two children.