Having started life as a fledgling firm almost 30 years ago, GLM has grown into one of the country’s most respected consultancies. Today, GLM is home to an experienced team of architects, building surveyors and project managers. What unites us is our ability to collaborate, solve problems and deliver.
IAN MCKEE – BSc (Hons) FRICS FCABE
As one of the founders and GLM’s managing director, Ian leads the team with his solid technical and first class academic background coupled with building surveying and project management expertise.
Spearheading the redevelopment of John O’Groats, Ian is an expert in the master planning of leisure and tourism destinations. A recent head of the Building Surveying Professional Group of RICS Scotland, he was elevated to Fellow of RICS in 2012 and is the immediate past Chairman of RICS Scotland.
DAVID GIBBON – MRICS MCABE
Forming the first chartered building surveying practice in Edinburgh in 1985, 11 years later David led GLM to independence with the office reflecting David's lateral thinking, interest and enthusiasm for design and conservation.
With 40 years of experience in property and construction, and being one of only a handful of conservation accredited Building Surveyors in Scotland, David has undertaken many projects aided by Historic Scotland and brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and inspiration to clients and the whole GLM team.
DAVID JOHNSON – RIAS RIBA
Delivering 20 years of design and architectural experience at GLM, David is a consummate professional architect at the top of his game. His work as a designer is widely admired by colleagues, clients, and team members.
David is a highly adaptable contemporary architect with a propensity for traditional building styles as well as conservation work. He creates buildings that are open, warm and well-proportioned. Dedicated, passionate and unassuming, David is always keen to work with clients to translate their objectives into reality.
Craig Mattocks – BSc (Hons) MRICS IMaPS
Building Surveying Consultant
Craig joined GLM from Faithful+Gould where, reporting directly to the Head of Building Surveying for the North Region, he was Team Leader for the Edinburgh office and manager of a team of building surveyors.
With 19 years post qualification experience in all areas of building surveying, Craig's focus on the commercial and industrial side of the business brings to GLM an added advantage. His five-time Ironman competitor status hints at the dedication and determination that Craig brings to the service of clients.
Neil McAllister – MSc RIAS RIBA
Associate Director, Architect
Neil combines a deep knowledge, love, and understanding of old buildings with a flair for creative new architecture. After gaining a degree in architecture he went on to acquire an MSc in Architectural Conservation from Edinburgh College of Art. Working on a wide range of domestic, hospitality and ecclesiastical projects - from small scale interventions to large repair, conservation and alteration programmes and designs for new-build developments, Neil is always striving to create something of beauty whatever the brief and budget.
Kristi Greer – RIAS RIBA
Associate Director, Architect
Elgin born Kristi brings an eye for detail and a calm demeanour to the architecture team. Joining GLM from Anta Architecture where she worked with the highly talented Lachie Stewart, Kristi’s conscientious approach and technical expertise mark her out as a designer of great potential.
She particularly enjoys working alongside independent developers to transform and revive existing buildings with several successful projects under her belt. Away from the office she enjoys camping & exploring the outdoors.
Antonio Cabello – MRICS
Associate Director, Building Surveyor
As a senior member of GLM’s team, Antonio’s experience and methodical approach bring an assurance of quality to our most complex projects. A native from Spain, Antonio came to Edinburgh in 2011 moved by his passion about Buildings Conservation after several years of practise as a professional qualified in Spain. He achieved his MRICS Status as a member working for the National Trust for Scotland before joining GLM. Antonio is actively involved in building bridges within both Spain and the UK professional bodies.
Hannah Lloyd –
With a background in student letting and festival accommodation, Hannah joined GLM in June 2016 eager to help take GLM to the next level.
Working with GLM’s experienced team of architects, building surveyors and project managers, one of Hannah’s main tasks is that of communication: ensuring that the GLM’s vision and services are communicated in a clear, consistent and attractive form. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys exploring Scotland.
David Ralph – RIAS, RIBA
With an accomplished background in the tourism & leisure sector, David is a key player in GLM’s project management and destination planning activities.
David is an Edinburgh University graduate, brought up in the Kingdom of Bahrain, surrounded and inspired by a rapidly changing desert skyline. This pioneering and dynamic environment nurtured a passion for designing civic spaces and creating architecture in pursuit of the outdoors be it adventure centres in the Scottish Highlands or Chalets in the Alps.
David Francey –
After graduating in business studies and marketing David embarked on what he describes as an undistinguished but diverse career in insurance, education and design consultancy before finding his vocation as a joiner and building contractor. In that capacity he focused on excellent craft skill and customer satisfaction.
Over a twenty year period he refurbished some of Edinburgh’s finest Georgian and Victorian properties, all in preparation for joining GLM as construction manager at Nunraw Tower.
Diane Roe – ACMA CGMA
Diane has wide-ranging accounts experience in the leisure, property development, marketing and housing association sectors. She excels at key performance measurement and analysis. Her business skills, positive outlook and loyalty make her a key team player. She recently added “Certified Global Management Accountant” to her list of qualifications.
Her organisational skills come from supporting her energetic children while her dedication comes from her love of exercise!
Daniel Manson – BSc (Hons)
A year on from graduating with a degree in Building Surveying, Dan has fitted easily into the GLM team, bringing with him the latest from the world of academia and an enthusiasm to learn more. Originally from Dumfries and Galloway, and born into the world of construction, Dan has helped his parents with the construction of several buildings. A combination of practicality and knowledge is a common theme among the GLM team.
Dan is currently working towards his APC and has a passion for travelling.
Neil Dickson – BSc (Hons)
After graduating from Northumbria University in 2013, Neil, originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, headed across the globe to New Zealand keen to gain experience and fulfill some of his passion for travel. He was involved in the diagnosis of leaky buildings and the subsequent repairs gaining fantastic problem solving skills. Neil returned to the UK in 2016 and shortly after moved to Edinburgh to join the GLM team.
Neil is working towards his APC and taking German lessons in the evening.
Liam Ireland – BSc (Hons) MRICS
Chartered Building Surveyor
Orkney born, Liam joins the GLM team with an appreciation and firm understanding of rural projects and the challenges they can bring. He has experience working in both the public and private sector making him an invaluable addition to the team. Liam has gained experience working across Scotland alongside international experience from time spent in Australia.
When not in the office, Liam is a passionate football fan, following his team across Europe and is kept busy by his active children.
Graham Briggs – MCIAT, CIOB
Senior Architectural Technologist
Graham joins GLM having led the technical design on the Engine Shed for Historic Environment Scotland. Graham has a keen interest in conservation as well as Ecological Design and low energy building. His experience ranges from hotels to churches standing him in good stead for the variety of projects we tackle at GLM.
Graham is currently working towards his conservation accreditation.