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Derek McFarlane

Managing Director - EMEA [email protected] +44 7919 895 147

Derek is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years industry experience. Derek has an excellent understanding of the needs of the various parties to a construction project, having worked in private practice for sub-contractors and with local, national, and global main contractors. Prior to joining Soben, Derek was Commercial Director for a global main contractor responsible for a business unit with a £200m+ turnover.

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Scottish success story

From our Scottish beginnings, we have expanded our home-grown expertise onto the global stage. Soben now has major offices in Glasgow and London, and operates across the UK, Europe and Africa. We provide our unique combination of best-in-class consultancy and commercial experience to some of the region’s most complex projects.

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Soben offers something different, a combination of the best consultancy practices, with real-life hands-on commercial experience in delivering major construction projects. Our experts bring over 30 years of experience to support your project from start to finish. Our services encompass project preparation and finalisation, covering contract advisory, scheduling, risk and cost management, estimating, and project management.

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Maximizing value

Soben is dedicated to providing a transparent approach, drawing on our local knowledge and global reach, allied to the technical excellence and experience within the company to deliver successful projects. To date, for every £1 invested in us, we have demonstrated a 10x return on investment through added value, cost savings or cost avoidance.

Where ambition meets delivery

Our people aren’t just industry experts – they’re passionate professionals. With a track record of successfully delivering major construction projects. We’re a diverse team of professionals who consider our work a vocation, not just a job. That sense of purpose and affinity for what we do is what fuels our ambition, entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed.

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Andrew Gallacher

Senior Director - EMEA

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Andrew has over 20 years of front-end contracting and consulting experience across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, residential, defence, data centres, renewable energy, and utilities. Andrew is a results-focussed leader with a high level of knowledge over a range of construction contracts. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that clients are properly rewarded for the work they do.

+44 7988 634 264


Edward McCluskey

Director – EMEA

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Edward is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Arbitrator who has worked on some of the world's largest construction projects during his 28-year career in both the UK and Middle East. Edward was the youngest Arbitrator to be appointed by Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) in 2007. Since his first DIAC appointment, Edward has received over 40 appointments. Edward is also involved in the development of surveyors throughout the UK in his role as teacher and assessor for the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

+44 7517 199 584


Robert McQueen

Operations Director - Consultancy, EMEA

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Robert has been a Quantity Surveyor for almost 20 years starting his career with Mackenzie Partnership which later became Davis Langdon and then AECOM. He then spent time working in Indonesia before returning to the UK where he worked for Faithful and Gould. Before joining Soben in early 2022, Robert was with Robinson Low Francis working as a Project Director for a number of years. Robert has worked in a variety of sectors but has most recently worked in the commercial office sector.

+44 7915 249 652


Paul Moultrie

Director – UK & Europe

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Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Paul has Master’s Degrees in both Construction Management and Construction Law and is a past Chairman of Glasgow Caledonian University Industry Advisory Group, a position he held for over seven years. Outside of work, Paul proudly represents Scotland in the Senior European Team Championships in golf.

+44 7447 776 700


Ian Tucker

Director – EMEA

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Ian joined Soben in early 2016 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and has progressed in recent years to become Director of Pre-Contract Services for the EMEA region. Before joining Soben, Ian held different quantity surveying roles at an M&E support company. Ian has utilised his professional skills and experience to play a pivotal role in the recent growth and success of Soben in the UK and has worked closely with many leading tier one main contractors.

+44 7972 707 153

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