Senior Promotions at Oberlanders

Senior Promotions at Oberlanders

Over the past year we have seen exceptional growth and we are therefore pleased to announce the following senior promotions at Oberlanders.

Paul Gilligan, will become a Partner in our Healthcare Team, Andrew Reid has been promoted to Director of Finance and Katharine Cotter is now Director of Business Strategy.


We are delighted to welcome Paul, Andrew and Katharine to our senior leadership team. Paul’s promotion is in recognition of the significant contribution he has made over the last few years.  Paul has led major projects for us for NHS Fife, NHS Highland and NHS Lothian and he has also performed the Technical Advisor role on a number of projects as part of our design assurance work with Health Facilities Scotland.Mark Coffey, Healthcare Lead Partner said

“We’re delighted to welcome Paul into the Partnership. Being an integral part of our team for the past seven years, Paul has helped Oberlanders develop into the Practice we see today. His leadership within the healthcare sector has helped clients attain their design aspirations for many years and his continued role within Architects for Health provides our clients with greater access to collaborative engagement on their projects. This is an exciting moment for the Practice and our future, as we expand our offices across the UK and we share our success with existing, and new client, in all sectors.”

Over the past 18 months, Paul has led our teams for the new community hospitals at Broadford, Skye and Aviemore and has helped to progress the elective care centre at St Johns. By his own admission, Paul has also been a lockdown cliché and has managed to tick all the boxes including: vegetable patch; a stand up desk; a few pounds in weight and a puppy.

“I am proud and delighted at becoming a partner. At a challenging time in the industry, I am excited to work with the partners and all the team at Oberlanders to help build on the success of the practice in Scotland and across the UK. We want to ensure the business continues to develop and expand its diverse portfolio of architectural work and collaborative projects. I am very much looking forward to being part of that evolution. “

Andrew and Katharine’s promotions are in recognition of the contribution our business support team have had on our growth and success over the last few years.

Phil Macdonald, Managing Partner said

“Katharine and Andrew have been with the Practice for a number of years now. They have both been instrumental in supporting and guiding our ongoing growth and success over the last few years, drawing upon their extensive knowledge, experience and perspective from a wide range of organisations and sectors. The new Director roles we have created are a fundamental element of our continued strategy for sustainable growth serving clients right across the UK and beyond. I am delighted that Katharine and Andrew’s significant contribution to date is now recognised through their well-earned promotions to these senior positions. Well done to both of you.”