Our People

Our team consists of dedicated professionals with a wealth of experience across the industry. We strive to achieve an all-encompassing understanding of the markets we operate in and work together to deliver projects in a way that is both original and effective. 

Let’s meet the team.

Steven Simpson
Director
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Steven Simpson

As Managing Director of Cruden Homes East, Steven oversees all development, commercial and construction operations whilst promoting the overall growth of the business. A qualified chartered surveyor with more than 25 years’ experience within the residential development industry, Steven originally joined Cruden in 2001 and was promoted to the position of managing director just three years later. A pivotal member of the board of Queensberry Properties, his expertise is applied to the formation of land deals, as well as effective management of commercial operations. Steven brings a wealth of experience across all markets and he has established relationships with key influencers and stakeholders throughout the property sector.

Nick Waugh
Director
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Nick Waugh

Nick directs all acquisition projects while managing asset activity for Buccleuch Property. He also heads up the company’s long-term planning for strategic sites. Joining Buccleuch Property in 2003, Nick has over 20 years of experience in commercial property. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors he has spent all of his career in asset management across a variety of different property sectors throughout the UK and abroad. Now, as a key board director at Queensberry Properties, Nick leads on high quality opportunities for the joint venture through the bidding and appraisal processes, and strategic planning.
David Peck
Director
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David Peck

As Managing Director of Buccleuch Property, David devises and implements their investment and development strategy while maintaining exemplary standards of performance across the company. Since he joined in 2003, David has significantly diversified the business, and is now a board member and integral influence in the Queensberry partnership. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in property, and his expertise is key to developing relationships and investment opportunities for the joint venture. David is also a non-executive director of investment and development company, Native Land, and a previous chairman of the Scottish Property Federation.
Kevin Reid
Director
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Kevin Reid

A key member of the Queensberry board, Kevin has 19 years of direct experience in the construction and residential development sectors. A graduate in law from Edinburgh University, he then joined Arthur Andersen to undertake a chartered accountancy qualification. Having successfully completed this, Kevin qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner by passing the Joint Insolvency Exam Board in 1995. During this period, he worked on large, national insolvency assignments  and internationally on a consultancy basis for World Bank & IMF funded projects.

Kevin joined Cruden Investments as Group Finance Director in 1999, and was appointed Group Managing Director in 2005. In these roles he has been responsible for the strategy and financing of all of the Group’s construction, property acquisition and development activities and has overseen a significant period of growth for the Cruden Group.

He also sits on the board of Cruden Foundation, a shareholder in the Group, which has charitable aims and supports charities in Scotland involving health care, community benefit, and the arts.

Fraser Lynes
Land & Development Director
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Fraser Lynes

Fraser is the driving force behind the sourcing, appraisal and contracting of development opportunities across Scotland and the North of England. After graduating with a degree in Quantity Surveying, he began his career at Cruden Homes in 2007 and has been in his current role of Group Land and Development Director since 2014. Fraser has been involved in Queensberry Properties since the outset of the partnership and is key member of the joint venture team. His in-depth knowledge of the brand and vast development experience have been invaluable across a multitude of projects.
Hazel Davies
Sales & Marketing Director
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Hazel Davies

Hazel leads the sales and marketing strategy for Queensberry Properties. She joined Cruden Homes in 2005 from a product, marketing and project management background and is responsible for the direction of both the internal team and agents in the delivery of development sales and marketing objectives. Hazel is integral to maximising value across a number of projects, where her skills and expertise are applied to various aspects of the development lifecycle, from land acquisition, product development and delivery, marketing, sales and customer communication.
James MacLeod
Finance Director
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James MacLeod

After graduating with a degree in law, James qualified as a chartered accountant and spent his early career at Arthur Anderson and Miller Developments. He has served as Finance Director at Buccleuch Property for over ten years and is responsible for raising finance and the effective management of the accounting team. James is fundamental in the development of both the structure and strategic planning of the business and has significant experience in relationship building, from cultivating effective work environments to developing joint venture partnerships. His financial expertise extends to the Queensberry Properties portfolio, where his skills have been pivotal to a number of projects to date, notably including Kinnear Road, Woodcroft and Hydro Gardens.