Professor Stewart Brymer, OBE – Chairman
Stewart Brymer is the principal in the business of Brymer Legal Limited. He specialises in Commercial Property and Intellectual Property Law, and has a keen interest in helping shape the property transfer system so that it works more efficiently for all concerned. Stewart is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Leasing, and is Past-Convenor of the Conveyancing Committee of The Law Society of Scotland. He is Honorary Professor at University of Dundee.
Commercial Services Director
Kenny heads up Registers of Scotland’s Commercial Services directorate with responsibility for RoS’s commercial strategy related to all information products and services. As well as developing new business opportunities related to the data and information held by RoS. He is heavily involved in RoS digital strategy aimed at improving the overall customer experience.
Kenny has worked in a number of government departments and agencies including spells in private office in London. Prior to joining RoS he was Head of Sales and Marketing for the Travel Trade at Historic Scotland, Kenny has over 20 years’ experience of developing business networks and generating sales within the public and private sector.
Strategic Development Manager
Dominic is the Scottish Strategic Development Manager for Ordnance Survey and works closely with Scottish Government to deliver data and services via the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. Joining Ordnance Survey in 2002 from ER Mapper, a company specialising in Aerial Imagery Software, Dominic has over 20 years of experience in the Geospatial Industry and in particular related to Government services. Ordnance Survey is the National Mapping Agency capturing and maintaining, an accurate and current database across the whole of Great Britain.
Kennedy Foster is the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ policy consultant in Scotland and is a member of the Housing Supply Task Force set up by the Scottish Government in 2007. Prior to this, Kennedy worked for RBS Group in a number of senior positions including Head of Mortgage Operations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and also a qualified Solicitor.
Scottish Assessors’ Association
Heather Honeyman is the Assessor for Fife Council. There are fourteen Assessors in Scotland, each with responsibility for a specific valuation area. All fourteen Assessors and their senior members of staff are members of the Scottish Assessors’ Association. The Association has been in existence, in one form or another, since 1855 and has 160 years of experience in the field of valuation for local property taxation.
Heather is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Assessors’ Portal, an information website covering the whole of Scotland and where detail can be viewed on every property held on the Valuation Roll and the Council Tax Valuation List. Heather is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Iain works for the Improvement Service and is responsible for coordinating the development of land, property and addressing applications for the Scottish public sector using the One Scotland Gazetteer and more recently Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase products. He has worked with land and property information for over 25 years, the last 9 of which have been involved with gazetteers and Ordnance Survey mapping products on behalf of Scottish Government.
Iain represents Scottish public sector interests on a number of committees and boards both at Scottish and UK level and was involved in the original ScotLIS pilot in 2001.
Alan is the Chief Executive of thinkWhere Ltd, a leading provider of geographic information services and solutions. Alan has over 30 years experience in the industry, working previously with the Ordnance Survey, Local Government and West of Scotland Water in a range of GIS, consultancy, asset management and information management roles. He has been integrally involved with the One Scotland Gazetteer, e-Planning and other modernisation initiatives across Scottish public services. In thinkWhere, he has led the adoption of Open Source technologies and the establishment of online digital services for the access, publication and distribution of mapping, land, property and other geographic information to public and commercial sector customers across the UK.
Ian has had a long and successful career in land and property and is the Honorary Secretary of the RICS Scotland.
He was the District Valuer for Dumfries and Galloway prior to setting up his own private practice, Murning Associates in 1994, a role he combined with the directorship of the MSc Property Management and Investment postgraduate degree programme at Napier University. He has been an examiner for the RICS and the College of Estate Management, and whilst Chairman of the RICS in 1995-96 he championed first ‘Domesday 2000’, and subsequently the very successful ‘ScotLIS Pilot’. A graduate of the universities of Glasgow, London and Edinburgh, Ian maintains and active interest in land and property matters and sits on a number of related boards and committees.
Brian is presently a partner in Simpson & Marwick specialising in the sale and purchase of residential property having previously run his own practice. He has 30 years experience in the Edinburgh residential market. A member of the Property Law committee of the Law Society of Scotland and of the Edinburgh Conveyancers’ Forum, Brian has a strong interest in IT and in finding and developing means to improve the efficiency of the system for the benefit of its users and the general public end-user.
Director, RICS Scotland
Sarah has worked at RICS for 14 years and has held various positions, starting off in Professional Groups; Head of RICS Scotland Public Policy; Head of Scotland’s PR and Comms; Deputy Director; and a one-year stint (a seconded post) as the Head of UK Member Communications working in the UK External Affairs team. She took up her current role as Director of RICS Scotland in December 2011.
As part of her role, she is a Director of the Scottish Building Contract Committee Ltd (SBCC); a Director of the TDS Scheme Safe Deposits Scotland; a UK Council member of the National House-Building Council; Scottish Committee member of NHBC and a Director of the Scottish Government/RICS Scotland sponsored Scottish Arbitration Centre. She is also a judge on the Scottish Home Awards; the Property Awards; the Herald Property Awards and a former Council member of the National Trust for Scotland.