Two step up as Hamilton retires at Strutt & Parker
Andrew Hamilton (left), partner in charge of Strutt & Parker’s Inverness office, will be retiring from the firm after 30 years as a chartered surveyor on 31 October. Kevin Maley will assume his role, as well as continuing to head the Inverness Estate Agency operation. Partner Nigel Fraser will take on leadership of the land management and consultancy team in the Inverness office.
Mr Hamilton has had a distinguished career in land management, joining Strutt & Parker in 1989 from the Nature Conservancy Council. He worked in both Edinburgh and Banchory offices of Strutt & Parker before opening the Inverness office in 2008.
He is a specialist in many fields and was Scottish Head of S&P’s resources and energy department and the firm’s specialist on crofting, land reform, environmental law and agricultural holdings matters.
During his 26 years with Strutt & Parker he has also been a part time lecturer at Aberdeen University, a board member with the Deer Commission for Scotland, an examiner for the CAAV and chairman of RICS rural practice division.
He is now taking up his teaching career again and aiming to live and work in Italy for at least part of the year.
Mr Maley (far left) has been involved in the property industry for the last 15 years, beginning his career with a large corporate firm in Glasgow and joining Strutt & Parker in 2008 where he was appointed to lead the estate agency team at the new Inverness office.
Mr Fraser (near left) has been with Strutt & Parker since 2003 and moved with Mr Hamilton to set up the Highland operation for Strutt & Parker in 2008.
Andrew Rettie, chairman of Strutt & Parker’s Scottish operations said: “Andrew Hamilton has been an invaluable member of Strutt & Parker’s land management team and has had a very distinguished career in our firm since joining 26 years ago. We will miss his expertise and wisdom. We wish Andrew all the best in the future, and we are confident that our Inverness office will continue to thrive under the capable hands and leadership of Kevin Maley and Nigel Fraser.”