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Our People - Meet the Team

Gavin McBain

Graduate Apprentice | Building Surveying

Gavin Joined Galbraith in January 2021 and is based in our Edinburgh Office. Before joining the group he played a key role in various facilities and property management projects for NHS Lothian. Gavin undertakes a wide range of commercial, rural and residential building surveying services whilst assisting the management of our key client property portfolios.

George Bouwens

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Consultant | Building Surveying

George is a consultant with the Building Surveying team.  Previously he ran his own practice in Kenya focusing on the educational sector and private residential projects and worked for Knight Frank in Hungerford prior to joining Galbraith in 2017.

James Taylor

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Associate | Building Surveying

James joined Galbraith in 2014 and is a member of the Stirling Building Surveying Team. With 8 years’ experience in both residential and commercial sectors of building surveying, he has worked at GLM and Thomas and Adamson.

James Towers

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Building Surveying

James joined Galbraith in June 2016 and is based in our Edinburgh office. He undertakes various commercial and rural projects throughout Scotland as well as a full range of professional building surveying services.

John Pullen

CEng MIET

Associate | Building Surveying

John joined Galbraith in 2018 as a Project Manager and is based in the Inverness Office. As a Chartered Engineer with 20 years of experience he manages large scale building construction projects and infrastructure installations throughout Scotland. John has previously managed the construction of commercial buildings, bridge and track works to support forestry operations, estate wide electrification projects and numerous hydro schemes.

Juliette Hay Dingwall

BDes. (Hons) MRICS

Building Surveying

Juliette joined the Inverness Building Surveying and Architectural Department in 2014. Her career in Architectural Design spans 12 years, predominately involved in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings at the design stage and throughout the project management.

Martin Cassels

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Chief Executive | Building Surveying

Martin is Chief Executive of Galbraith. He joined the firm in 2008 and now has over 20 years experience of both residential and commercial sectors of building surveying. Martin previously worked with CB Richard Ellis and Kilmartin Property Group. He was partner in charge of Building Surveying at Galbraith providing the full range of building surveying services including project management, development monitoring and professional building surveying services for a wide range of clients until taking over as Chief Executive in April 2020.

Pam Over

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Commercial, Building Surveying, Valuations

Pam is a Partner and a member of the firm's Commercial and Building surveying teams. Working across the UK and Ireland she has over 35 years' experience of commercial property specialising in asset management, project management and project monitoring for a wide range of clients. She has the breadth of experience to take complex projects from conception through to completion.

Peter Scott Aiton

MRICS

Partner | Building Surveying

Peter joined Galbraith in 2010 when he returned to Scotland after working for GVA Grimley in London. He is Head of Building Surveying and predominantly undertakes commercial projects and professional work throughout Scotland and England. Peter has a working knowledge of rural property through his family farm in the Borders. Peter also covers some rural and residential Building Surveying work.

Robert Garrett

Building Surveying

Robert joined Galbraith in 2010 having spent over 30 years in the construction sector working for companies such as Balfour Beatty, Mowlem and design consultants. He oversees various building projects and manages the day-to-day maintenance on a number of our key client property portfolios.

Tom Tongs

BSc (Hons)

Building Surveying

Tom joined Galbraith in April 2019 as a graduate Building Surveyor in the Edinburgh office. Previously he spent 9 years in the Army as a Royal Engineer Officer involved in construction and operations management with experience working in Africa and the Middle East.