Our team

Ediston has a talented team with 10-50 years’ experience and a mix of skill sets, working in a collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients.

Daniel O’Neill

Chief Executive


Danny is founder and Chief Executive of Ediston and has 28 years’ experience in real estate markets.

Before founding Ediston in 2004, he was Investment Director at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was responsible for managing £2 billion of UK real estate assets, invested across three funds, for corporate and retail clients. He was a member of the UK Property Board at 28.

Danny launched Ediston in 2004. The company judiciously disinvested through 2006/2007 before successfully navigating through the 2008 downturn. Ediston runs a number of strategies including opportunistic, development, value-add and a core product through Ediston REIT (EPIC Plc).

At Ediston Danny is responsible for strategy, transacting investment opportunities, and for business growth.

Alastair Dickie

Non Executive Director


Alastair is responsible for securing and delivering investment opportunities for Clydebuilt Limited Partnership.

Before joining Ediston, he spent 10 years as Director at Macdonald Estates, where he was responsible for purchasing and developing in excess of £250 million of assets and secured consent for over two million sq. ft. of retail floorspace. Prior to that he worked at Scottish & Newcastle, developing hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the north of England and Scotland.

Andy McKinlay


BSc (Hons) MRICS

Andy has been with Ediston since 2004 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017, with responsibility for leading the new Board and driving forward the next phase of the company’s growth. Andy has 31 years of experience in commercial real estate, primarily in office asset management and development. Andy was originally responsible for transacting and delivering the company’s development portfolio and whilst continuing to provide support to Ediston’s development business, Andy is also responsible for the Europa Capital mandate and is a Director of Ediston's residential business.

Before joining Ediston in 2004, Andy was Development Director at CALA Properties for 2 years where he was responsible for securing and delivering office developments in Central Scotland. Prior to that, Andy spent 4 years as Development Director at AWG Developments and 10 years as Development Manager at Standard Life Investments. Andy is a Chartered Surveyor graduating with an Honours Degree in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University in 1988.

Calum Bruce

Investment Director

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Calum is Fund Manager for Ediston Property Investment Company.

He joined Ediston from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was involved with both wholesale and institutional mandates. He was Fund Manager of the £160 million real estate portfolio of the Halifax Managed Income Fund, which aimed to provide an above-average income return and capital growth over the longer term. He was Deputy Fund Manager of LTGP Limited Partnership Incorporated, a pension fund with direct and indirect assets of approximately £750 million.

Prior to this appointment he worked on the SWIP Property Trust, an Authorised Property Unit Trust marketable to retail and institutional investors. He was involved from launch and in growing it from approximately £600 million to more than £1 billion in value.

Rankin Laing

Chief Financial Officer

FCCA DipPropInv

Rankin has 20 years’ experience in real estate and is currently responsible for fund administration, client reporting, company structures, accounting, taxation, treasury, property appraisals and performance measurement and analysis. He is also a Director of Ediston Homes Limited.

Before joining Ediston in 2007, Rankin spent 6 years at Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd and, as Deputy Chief Executive, was responsible for finance and implementing the business plan. Prior to that he was at Standard Life Investments where he managed the finance team responsible for property assets of more than £6bn.

Rankin is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and qualified in 1996, receiving a Medal for Academic Achievement. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Property Investment from the College of Estate Management in Reading, completed in 2009. He won the Norseman Holdings prize for most outstanding student. He is married with 3 children and interests include cycling and generally keeping fit.

Graham Lind



Graham is responsible for the acquisition and management of properties for the Company.

He has an agency and investment background, with previous experience in advising institutions and property companies on the acquisition and disposal of retail investments, particularly retail warehouse assets. Prior to joining Ediston in March 2015, he was Associate Partner at Wilkinson Williams, where he spent four years as an investment surveyor, and before that, had a similar role at JLL for seven years.

Hayley Kirkland

Communications & Marketing

BBM (Hons)

Hayley works with the residential team to ensure day-to-day activities for the various projects are delivered efficiently and effectively. Her role involves maintaining and reporting on up to date site progress as well as coordination of sales and marketing activities.

Prior to joining Ediston in March 2017, Hayley was the Project Coordinator for HCP Social Infrastructure, working across key public infrastructure projects in Scotland. Additionally she has worked in marketing across a number of industries in Australia.

Hayley graduated from Griffith University, Brisbane with an Honours degree in Business in 2005 and also holds a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Sydney.

Mark Coughlan

Commercial Director

Mark is Commercial Director with responsibility for Cost Management, reporting, appraising developments, establishing budgets and the procurement of the supply chain for the residential side of the business.

Mark is part of the senior management team for the residential business and works closely with sales and production to ensure delivery of live and future developments.

A Graduate in Quantity Surveying, Mark has 15 years’ experience working in the residential development industry, working with some of the UK’s largest housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey, Miller Homes and Robertson Homes.

Prior to joining Ediston, Mark held the position of Commercial Director at Avant Homes Scotland where he led the Commercial department and was also part of the senior management team.

Neal Jamieson


BSc (Hons) MRICS

Neal is a Director with responsibility for Ediston’s growing residential business. Neal has been with Ediston since 2014 and was previously responsible for the delivery of the company’s commercial development activity. Before joining Ediston Neal held similar client-side development management roles, and prior to this was employed in Project Management roles in both private consultancy and main contracting.

Neal graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Building Surveying and is a Chartered Surveyor. He is married with a daughter and outside of work is a keen mountain biker.

Paul Corson

Construction Manager

Paul is Construction Manager at Ediston with responsibility for all aspects of project delivery within our residential development business.

A graduate in Civil Engineering, Paul has worked in the construction industry for over 28 years and has a broad range of experience gained from working for both major contractors and also as a client side development manager with both private and public sector clients.

Paul has previously worked throughout the UK in the design development and delivery of projects from concept through to handover, in the Residential, Transportation, Aviation, Retail, Leisure, Healthcare and Education markets, with individual project values up to £240M.

Ross McNulty

Development Director

BEng (Hons) MSc

Ross is responsible for commercial development at Ediston throughout the UK, which involves delivery of the Ediston pipeline along with sourcing new development opportunities and growing the development business.

Ross joined Ediston from the Robertson Group, one of the largest privately owned construction, infrastructure and development companies in the Country, where Ross was Development Director and responsible for progressing all facets of their property business. Prior to that Ross worked at Valad Property Group and MacDonald Estates successfully delivering a wide variety of development projects across the UK.

Ross holds an Honours Degree in Building Engineering and Management, along with a Masters Degree in Property and Construction Management. Ross is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Away from work, Ross is part of a lively family with two children. A former professional rugby player, Ross is still involved in rugby and manages the coaching and development of players from 12-16 years old as part of the Stewarts Melville Rugby Academy, which is soon to be re-branded following a merger with Heriot’s Rugby Club. Ever the optimist, Ross still attempts to keep fit so he can participate in sports activities with his children.