Andrew, who comes from a rural business background, is former chairman of accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael.
He said: “I am delighted and honoured to become chair at Galbraith, a firm which has grown consistently over the years to become a formidable force across Scotland and the North of England. The wealth of expertise and deep knowledge across the entire property spectrum means it is well placed to go from strength to strength and I am looking forward immensely to playing my part in this development.”
Iain Russell who steps down as chairman in September said: “The partners at Galbraith warmly welcome Andrew to the firm, our first chair from outwith the partnership. He brings with him tremendous board level experience and we look forward to him working closely with our broad based partnership, talented employees and our CEO Martin Cassels to support the further development of our business.”
Martin Cassels, chief executive officer, added: “Like many businesses, whilst we have faced challenges over the last year or so we have emerged stronger and performed extremely well. We have a strong vision to look forward grow and develop our exceptionally progressive people and business further with confidence and agility as we embrace new working practices. This is set against a background of a very resilient property market and intense demand for all of our services.”