Alan Paterson

Alan Paterson

Chief Operations Officer

Department

Operations

Office

Aberdeen

As Chief Operations Officer, Alan is responsible for practice management, internal finance and administration support, as well as marketing and IT.

He manages the day-to-day working and internal functions of the firm as well as the co-ordination and implementation of the firm’s operational plans and financial budgeting. As regards the firm’s strategy, there is a Strategic Action Plan in place and Alan takes the lead in two key areas of this, being Infrastructure & Support Services (creation of an outstanding operational platform) and Finance (supporting growth through Financial Discipline).

Areas of Expertise: Project appraisal, Internal Reporting, Office Logistics, Property Matters, Practical Decision Making & ‘Common-Sense’ Management.

Work Highlight: Managing the Firm’s property progressions including Carden Place up to Queens Road and Queens Road up to Kingshill View. Each move has been bigger and better than the one before, and I believe each has been delivered in a professional, cost-managed and efficient manner. Looking forward to doing the same in Edinburgh, London and beyond.

Favourite Sport: I am a big Aberdeen FC fan and that is my main social interest. Not just because of the football, but because of the social aspects as there is no better way to catch up with a great group of Season Ticket ‘Dandies’ that includes my brothers and my closest mates amongst their number. And if that involves a pint or two in the process = all the better.