Royal Veterinary College Director of Estates

Royal Veterinary College, the

Royal Veterinary College Director of Estates

Royal Veterinary College Director of Estates

Alasdair Esson

Director of Estates and Campus Services at The Royal Veterinary College

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Facilities Services
  1. The Royal Veterinary College
  1. Royal Veterinary College,
  2. Facilities Consultancy,
  3. Eurocape Property Solutions
  1. Glasgow Caledonian University
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I am an international consultant professionally qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with significant general, commercial and operational experience within the facilities, property management and construction industries.

I have on several occasions stabilised companies and divisions following restructuring etc and have gone on to significantly increase turnover and profitability organically

My principal strengths are:

General management and strong leadership of multi site companies and contracts delivering sales and profit growth

Key account management and business development with existing and new clients

Commercial/Financial Management of companies and/or contracts

Managing change within companies, especially integrating companies departments and people into other companies and organisations, including TUPE transfer.

Specialties: Strategic overviews of the delivery of facilities and property management for public and private organisations and implementing business plan recommendations delivering increased quality of delivery and attainment of best value for money.

Providing leadership, direction and management of multi site companies and contracts .

Reviewing developing and implementing commercial processes and procedures.

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  • Director of Facilities and Campus Services

    The Royal Veterinary College
    – Present (5 years 2 months)London, United Kingdom

    Following a year as interim Director of Estates I have now taken on the role full time.

    I am responsible for the direction and management of the College’s overall provision of buildings, estate and facilities in accordance with the College’s objectives.

  • Director of Estates & Facilities Management – Interim

    Royal Veterinary College
    (1 year 1 month)

    The world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions, the Royal Veterinary College brings together many talented individuals, all of whom share a passion for human and animal health and welfare.

    The College’s broad range of programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practising veterinarians, animal scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government

  • International Facilities Management Consultant

    Facilities Consultancy
    (3 years 5 months)

    Provision of facilities management consultancy advice to Client bodies and service providers.

    Following a Strategic overview of the delivery of estate/facility and proprerty management services to a Veterinary College in London I have been engaged as an interim Director of Estates and Facilities and will spend the next six months, from August 2011, overhauling and improving the delivery of these services.

  • Facilities Management Consultant

    Eurocape Property Solutions
    (1 year)
  • Managing Director

    Cosmos Decorators
    (1 year 1 month)

    Stablised company

    Developed new Clients and business streams.

  • Managing Director UK & Ireland

    MW Zander
    (5 years)

    I started with M+W Zander as a Commercial Manager and was quickly promoted to Regional Director for Scotland, then Managing Director of Ireland. I ultimately was the Managing Director for the Uk and Ireland and participated as a director of PFI Joint Venture SPVs. Key responsibilities included Facilities Management.

  • Associate Partner

    Wilkinson & Lowe
    (13 years)

    I joined Wilkinson & Lowe as part of my sandwich course at college and rejoined them after obtaining my professional qualifications.

    I expanded the market that the company provided professional services to across the UK and into Europe

    I developed and maintained long term relationships with Clients and lead consultants leading to the award of numrous new and repeat commissions.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    Doig & Smith
    (3 years)

Honors & Awards





  • Negotiation
  • Commercial Management
  • Business Strategy
  • PFI
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Cost Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Management
  • Business Planning
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