Robertson announces trio of senior Residential appointments



Robertson has strengthened its Residential Group business with three senior appointments.

Colin Mitchell, John Low and Craig Smith

John Low has been appointed as new CEO, while Colin Mitchell and Craig Smith join as finance director and operations director respectively.

John Low is a well-respected figure in the Scottish housing industry, accordingly, he will be responsible for growing the Robertson Residential Group – the standalone company under which all of Robertson’s housing businesses operate.

John’s whole career has been spent within the industry, most recently at the helm of Stewart Milne Homes. His surveying and valuation experience led to his appointment to the board of the housebuilders’ lobby group, Homes for Scotland (HFS) in 2007, during which time he also served as chairman.

Colin Mitchell, the new finance director, is a qualified chartered accountant with over thirty years of experience across commercial property and housebuilding, including Murray Group and Barratt West Scotland.

Craig Smith, the new operations director, joined Robertson 23 years ago after graduating with a degree in civil engineering. He has worked across multiple areas of the business, most recently as construction manager delivering Robertson’s multimillion-pound projects.

Derek Shewan, CEO of Robertson Group, said: “Residential is an integral part of the Robertson business, with recent investment in talented employees allowing us to further drive growth and meet the business’ long-term plans. John’s impressive industry experience spans a variety of roles and a number of transitions in the Scottish housing market, leaving him with an unrivalled knowledge of the industry.

“We’re confident that John’s team, supported by the excellent skills of both Colin and Craig, will see Robertson Residential continue to expand north and south of the border by allowing us to take full advantage of industry opportunities.”

John Low added: “We have a strong team within Robertson Residential, and will continue to seek opportunities to invest in and develop our staff. With an expanding presence in each of our selected housing market areas, we are seeking to further enhance our brand by putting our customers at the centre of each of our businesses and deliver quality properties which provide differentiation in the marketplace. Our portfolio of businesses within Robertson Residential enables us to create communities and Places where our customers aspire to live, and homes which meet a wide variety of lifestyle needs.”



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