DIRECTORS – BIOGRAPHICAL
Douglas Lowe, Chairman and Chief Executive, Date of Birth 24/03/1937
Mr Lowe is a graduate of Clare College Cambridge University (MA Hons in
Natural Science and Diploma in Agriculture) and Harvard Graduate School
of Business Administration (MBA and Certificate in Advanced Agricultural
Economics). Until 1977 he was Chief Executive of his family business, David
Lowe and Sons of Musselburgh, property owners, farmers and market growers
established in 1860, which farmed intensively 2,000 acres and employed
over 200 people.
In 1978 and 1979 Mr Lowe was Deputy Managing Director of Bruntons (Musselburgh) Limited, a listed company which manufactured mainly wire and wire rope and employed approximately 1,000 people. He was a significant shareholder and, from 1986 until shortly after joining the Company, Executive Deputy Chairman of Randsworth Trust PLC, a property company with a dealing facility on the Unlisted Securities Market. The market capitalisation of Randsworth Trust PLC increased from £886,000 to over £250 million between April 1986 and sale of the company in 1989.
Mr Lowe purchased shares in the Caledonian Trust PLC in August 1987, at which time he became Chief Executive.
Michael J Baynham, Executive Director, Date of Birth 09/10/1956
Mr Baynham graduated in law (LLB Hons) from Aberdeen University in 1978. Prior to joining the Company in 1989, he worked as a solicitor in a private practice specialising in commercial property and corporate law. He was a founding partner of Orr MacQueen WS in 1981 and from 1987 to 1989 was an associate with Dundas & Wilson CS.
Roderick J Pearson, FRICS, Non-Executive Director, Date of Birth 27/10/1954
Mr Pearson is a graduate of Queens' College Cambridge (MA Modern Languages and Land Economy) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has held senior positions in Ryden and Colliers International, practising in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow, and now runs his own consultancy, RJ Pearson Property Consultants.