Delivering our vision depends on supporting some of the world’s most talented architects, planners, engineers and suppliers to work together in a collaborative atmosphere.

Jamie Buchan

Executive Chairman

Jamie’s background is in the downstream Oil & Gas industry where he held marketing positions on the divisional boards of Esso and Centrica before joining Whitbread as Marketing Director of its’ 3000 pubs. Between 2001 and 2008 Jamie was CEO of ExCeL in London’s Docklands where he led a refinancing, successful turnaround and sale of the business. Jamie was subsequently appointed CEO of Southern Cross Healthcare Plc in a complex turnaround situation and was commended by the Secretary of State for Health for his leadership in the highly public restructuring of the company’s 750 care homes. Jamie, who is a graduate in Economic History from the University of Aberdeen, formed Craigewan in 2012.

Alexander Dietrich

Director of Project Management and Construction

Alex is responsible for all aspects of project management across Craigewan’s portfolio. Alex has over 15 years of construction experience having joined Craigewan in 2014 from Berkeley Homes. Alex, who has significant experience in the prime residential sector, graduated in Architecture from Munich University of Applied Science, holds a MSc in Construction from Nottingham Trent University and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Larry Ng

Design Advisor

Larry, a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a LEED certified professional, received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, his Masters of Architecture degree from Yale University and his Masters of Science in real estate finance degree from New York University. Larry oversees the design of the St John’s Wood Square project. Prior to joining Craigewan, Larry held principal roles at Pontiac Land and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he led project and design teams in the development of luxury residencies and over 10 million square metres of commercial developments worldwide.

Tony Giddings

Construction Advisor

Tony Giddings' most recently served as Partner at Argent Group Plc before joining Craigewan as Construction Advisor. Tony has delivered a number of high profile construction developments in the UK, including Green Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly Place in Manchester, and most prominently the redevelopment of Kings Cross, London. He has also worked across a number of contractors and clients in Africa and the Middle East. Tony has previously held appointments as Chairman of the Design and Build Foundation (2001-2003), Trustee of the construction industry charity CRASH, Board Member of the British Council for offices, and has been Senior Independent Director of T Clarke since October 2015. Tony is a graduate of Building Administration from the Brixton School of Building (now the London South Bank University), and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Richard Egan

Senior Project Manager

Richard, an accredited member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and graduate from Loughborough University, joined Craigewan to oversee all commercial and risk related activities. Richard started his career on the Bovis Lend Lease graduate programme and progressed to senior commercial manager at Mace where he worked on the redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre.

Fiona Shankland

Senior Design Manager

Fiona, a UK registered architect, joined Craigewan in 2016 to focus on design management. Prior to this, Fiona worked for Argent where she managed a residential led development plot in King's Cross. Her previous experience in architectural practice focused on high-end residential developments and the conversion of existing buildings. Fiona has degrees in Architectural Design from the University of Edinburgh, Urban Design from Edinburgh College of Art, and Professional Architectural Practice from Westminster University.

Nicholas Tiplady

Senior Design Manager

Nick, an architecture graduate from Middlesex University, joined Craigewan from the St James Group, where he led the design on a number of the Group’s most prominent schemes including Merano Residences and the formative stages of Chambers Wharf. Nick also had leading design management roles on large urban regeneration projects in Hornsey and South East London. Prior to joining St James, Nick worked for the Metropolitan Development Consultancy working on the design and development of luxury residential schemes across Central London.

Gareth Stow

Head of Projects

Adriana Vega

Design Manager

Adriana, a qualified architect in the UK and Mexico, joined Craigewan in 2018 to focus on design management. She previously worked at PDP London delivering high-end residential properties such as Chelsea Barracks. She has also lead multi-disciplinary teams at Atkins, focusing on international high-rise, mixed-use residential and hospitality projects. Adriana obtained a Post-graduate Diploma with Merit in Professional Management & Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture and has recently completed a Diploma in Domestic Retrofit and Risk Management to pursue her interest in building envelope performance and their impact on energy demand and the carbon emissions of buildings.

Amelie Rochard-Vargas

Senior Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Lauren Craig

Executive Assistant