NELSON GILMOUR SMITH - Key Persons


ANDREW BUCHANAN WILSON

Job Titles:
  • CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
  • Director

Andrew Wilson - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Managing Partner
Andrew joined the firm as a trainee in 1990 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde. He was appointed a Partner in April 2000 and became Managing Partner in 2007. Like all our partners he specialises in advising owner managed businesses of all sizes and has particular experience in dealing with charities, medical partnerships and property management. Originally from Hamilton, Andrew now lives in Linlithgow with his wife and three children. When not in the office the chances are that Andrew will be cycling Andrew is Preses of the Society of Deacons and Free Preseses of Glasgow and is a past Deacon of The Incorporation of Wrights in Glasgow.

Douglas Shanks

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Douglas joined the firm as a trainee in 1988 and became a partner in 1996. He was Managing Partner from 2004 to 2007 when he decided to reduce his workload and stepped down to become an Associate. He continues to deal with a wide range of clients including those in the agricultural sector, construction industry and solicitors. He is Treasurer of Kilmaurs Farmers Society. Douglas is married with one daughter. At one time he was a keen participator in both rugby and football but is now relegated to the role of spectator.

Gibb Gillies - Treasurer

Job Titles:
  • Partner
  • Treasurer
Gibb trained with Spicer & Pegler and qualified in 1986. He became a manager in a large firm in 1990 before joining Nelson Gilmour Smith in 1994. He was assumed as a partner in 1995. He specialises in small and medium sized businesses and has particular experience in dealing with solicitors, property management and trusts. Gibb is treasurer of a hospital charity and is a past Finance Convenor of The Western Club. He enjoys football and attending his local health club in his spare time.

Gillian Roy

Job Titles:
  • Office Manager
Gillian became part of our staff when we took over a long established Hamilton Practice, David Williamson Chartered Accountants, where she has worked since 1984. She became Office Manager at our Hamilton Office in 2005.

Jennifer Provan

Job Titles:
  • Partner
Jennifer joined Nelson Gilmour Smith as a trainee in 2004 after graduating from the University of Glasgow. She gained experience on a wide variety of clients based within our Glasgow office before relocating to our Hamilton office in 2009 and becoming a Partner in 2016. She specialises in dealing with small and medium sized owner managed businesses within a variety of sectors. Jennifer is married with two young children and in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and spending time with her family.

Louise McAulay

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Louise joined Nelson Gilmour Smith as a trainee in 2008 after graduating from the University of Stirling. She gained experience in a wide variety of clients before becoming associate in 2016. She focuses on small and medium sized owner managed businesses within a variety of sectors with particular experience in property management. Louise is married with two children, whom she enjoys spending her time with as well as attending the gym and skiing.

Mark Lees

Job Titles:
  • Manager
Mark joined Nelson Gilmour Smith on 1 July 2009 when we acquired our East Kilbride Office from Malcolm Mackenzie & Co, where Mark had worked since 1999.

Ray Dent

Job Titles:
  • Manager
Ray qualified with Ernst & Young, and worked for both PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Mazars before joining Nelson Gilmour Smith in 1998. He has a wide experience of the charity sector. Ray has recently been Finance Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Communications 2007 held in the SECC in Glasgow. He is married with four children and enjoys running, going to the gym, football and church.

ROBERT GIBB GILLIES

Job Titles:
  • CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
  • Director

STUART OGSTON

Job Titles:
  • CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
  • Director
  • Partner
Stuart joined Nelson Gilmour Smith in 1996 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde gaining experience on a wide variety of clients before becoming an Associate in 2005 and a Partner in 2007. Stuart is based at our East Kilbride Office and specialises in dealing with owner managed businesses working closely with our clients to ensure they maximise the business benefits of using modern technology. Stuart is also our Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Partner. Stuart is married with two young daughters and enjoys spending what little spare time he has with his family.