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 Alex Crovetti - Director

  • Member Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

  • SCQF Level 11 in Construction Senior Management - Master Degree equivalent

  • BSc (Hons) Project Management - 1st Class

  • APM Project Manager of the year finalist

Alex has 25 years Project Management experience in the construction industry, in senior and director positions with a contractor in Verona, Italy, and project management consultancies Turner & Townsend and Arcadis in Edinburgh.

​With cross sector experience from site appraisal through to handover, his portfolio includes the delivery of mixed-use developments, hotels, student accommodations, museums, visitor attractions, retail, masterplans, transport, supermarkets, offices and listed buildings.​

He set up Crovetti Associates in 2011 to provide a safe pair of hands to clients requiring his level of project management skills and experience. Alex's approach focuses on project feasibility and strategy, project team co-ordination, programme management, stakeholders​​​​​​​​ management and proactive problem solving. He is skilled at driving performance from project teams, always promoting a spirit of cooperation amongst the team.


Alex has public speaking experience at the Association for Project Management. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing golf and cooking for friends and family.

"The judgement, team coordination skills and pragmatic approach were essential in the successful delivery of the £45m development with the 5* Missoni Hotel, HBOS, restaurants, retail and conversion of the adjacent Grade A listed building on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh".

Iain Wotherspoon, Chairman, Caledon Property Group​

Colin Christy - Associate


  • Dip Quantity Surveying

  • Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)


Colin has 40 years experience as a consultant Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Employers Agent and Project Manager to the public and private construction industry.  25 years as Associate, Partner and Director with two multi-discipline national consultancy practices before successfully establishing and operating his own practice in 1999.


He has a background in delivering pre and post contract Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Cost Management and Project Management services to public and private clients covering the residential, industrial, commercial, television, land remediation, infrastructure, banking, healthcare, economic regeneration and leisure sectors.


Colin has been involved in expert witness, litigation support, dispute resolution, Health and Safety and buildings insurance valuation services. He possesses a wide range of technical expertise and experience and a sound understanding of commercial and corporate business.

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Ian Donaldson - Associate


  • Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

  • BSc Quantity Surveying

  • RICS Diploma in Project Management


Ian spent over 20 years with Radisson Hotel Group where he was Senior Vice President of Technical Services, responsible for all technical and operational engineering functions across the entire group and, as part of the Business Leadership team, for setting its strategic direction.


He was responsible for overall control and delivery of all major CapEx investments for +350 hotels, pipeline delivery of new hotels/conversions and delivering in excess of 3500 keys per annum, together with providing key input into the development of new hotel brands, serviced apartments, rooms, restaurant, bar and leisure concepts.

Ian brings key expertise covering all aspects of hospitality projects, widening our integrated project services offering to include: hotel consultancy; expert strategic advice on all aspects related to acquisitions and delivery of new hotels; re-branding; ongoing operation of hotel properties including CapEx investments; FFE/OE procurement; asset management negotiations; lease and management agreements; development of brand concepts.

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Andrew Elmer - Associate

  • BA Diploma HE, Environmental Studies and Sociology

  • Art Foundation Course

  • ROSPA Certificate, Playground Inspection and Health & Safety

  • Certified, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

  • Personal Licence Holder


Andrew has over 25 years experience of Visitor attraction and Heritage projects. He was pivotal in the start-up and development of four national visitor attractions: Granada Studios Tour in Manchester, Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, the award winning Dalkeith Country Park and new attraction developments for the National Trust for Scotland at Newhailes House and Gardens and Culross Palace.


His experience spans a range of sectors, including: visitor attractions, events, education, retail, hospitably, facilities management, fundraising, conservation and heritage projects. Andrew has lectured at both Napier and Queen Margaret Universities on strategies to improve Visitor attraction Management and Operation.


He brings valuable skills and expertise aimed at organisations planning to create and then manage visitor centres and tourist attractions.

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James Palmer - Associate

  • MSc Construction Project Management

  • MSc Urban Real Estate Development and Management

  • BA(Hons) Fine Art with Architectural History

  • PRINCE2 Qualified Project and Programme Management Practitioner


James is a property and land development surveyor and project manager with over 15 years of experience throughout the UK and internationally. He has mastered the necessary skills and experience to drive forward the development of large and complex projects, from conception to operations.


He has held roles on project boards, worked in partnership with local authorities, with a broad range of Government and other public sector agencies, in private sector partnerships and as an exclusive developer. James has experience in sensitive buildings and landscape restoration work, in habitat restoration projects, in visitor destination development and in broader commercial and residential development, plus major civil engineering, utilities and renewable energy projects.


Amongst his projects are the development activity at both Dalkeith Country Park and Penicuik Estate, working collaboratively with NatureScot, HES, SEPA, Scottish Enterprise and Midlothian Council. He holds two MSc degrees in Construction Project Management and Urban Real Estate Development and Management, from an undergraduate base in Architectural Design and Fine Art. He is networked with contacts across the UK property industry and he is respected for holding a genuine passion for creating exceptional and environmentally responsible developments.


John Heathcote - Associate

  • BSc(Hons) Project Management

  • Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • HNC Civil Engineering

  • ONC Civil Engineering; ONC Building; BTEC Nat. Business Studies.

  • Prince2 Practitioner Qualification


John trained as a Civil Engineer and delivered a broad range of engineering and business improvement projects in a 22 year career. He lectures and researchers into the management of projects at Leeds Beckett University, and has been chairing the Association for Project Management’s Value Management Group since 2015.


John has worked for the Estates department and other capital projects for large organisations and SMEs, in the area of project efficacy, project review, strategic analysis and project delivery. A Prince 2 Practitioner, he is a trained negotiator and value workshop facilitator, very skilled at maximising projects’ efficiencies and uncovering hidden value.

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Andrew Megginson - Associate

  • BSc Architecture (BSc)

  • Master of Architecture (MArch)


Andrew has over 10 years experience as an Architectural Designer and Project Manager working in the construction industry throughout the UK and abroad. After working in one of Scotland’s leading architectural practices, Andrew set up his own practice establishing an extensive and diverse client base formed by long lasting relationships. He joined Crovetti Associates in 2018 as an Associate.


His experience in the construction industry includes projects across all the sector, such as master-planning, mixed-use developments, residential, student accommodation, retail, leisure, food and drink, industrial, agriculture, hotels and listed buildings. Each project is approached by Andrew with a clear understanding of the client’s requirements whilst being equally mindful of the commercial constraints and opportunities which shape any project. He is skilled at helping clients identify the optimal use for a site in the early phase of a project, thanks to his architectural knowledge.

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Cristian Seghetti - Associate

  • Diploma in Technical / Scientific studies, 'Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale’, G. Marconi, Verona

  • Qualified 'Construction Manager and Site Inspector'

  • Qualified in the design and specification of electrical installations


Cristian has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, having started his career with a mechanical and electrical contractor before setting up his own contracting company in Verona, to deliver projects across the residential, hospitality, health and retail sectors in Italy and Europe.


His expertise focuses on project feasibility, project team co-ordination, cost management and proactive problem solving. Benefitting from his vast technical knowledge and hands on approach, he is skilled at leading project teams as well as managing the programme, risks and costs of a project.

An excellent communicator with extensive contractual knowledge, Cristian can be very helpful when managing and negotiating with contractors.


He joined Crovetti Associates in 2018 to assist with the delivery of projects in Italy following the opening of the company’s office in Verona.

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