David Thomson to take over from Steven Barker at consultant

Executive board member David Thomson is to take over from Steven Barker as head of Robinson Low Francis in June next year.

Project manager Thomson has worked on expanding the Scottish part of the business since 2004, while Barker will become chairman.

Thomson said: “It is a great privilege to be asked to lead the firm, which, even in the current challenging economic climate, is at an exciting stage in its development.  Under Steven’s leadership, Robinson Low Francis has evolved into a progressive, innovative and entrepreneurial property consultancy. 

“Our increasing success, both in the UK and overseas, is testament to the success of the strategy developed during Steve’s reign.  We have a great team in place, a growing client base and a wealth of ideas to develop the business.  I am looking forward to leading the firm during the next stage of its development,” he said.

Barker said: “David will be a tremendous asset to the firm in his new role.  He has made an outstanding contribution to date, and will be the ideal Managing Partner going forward from June of next year.”