Senior Management
Buccleuch Group: Benny Higgins
Benny Higgins
Executive Chairman

Benny has extensive experience within the financial services industry. During a career which started in 1983 at Standard Life, he has held senior positions within the worlds of investment management, retail and business banking.

From being a Member of the Group Executive at Standard Life, Benny moved to RBS (in 1997) as Chief Executive of Retail Banking. He was with RBS until 2005. During this time he led the successful integration of NatWest Retail Banking – the largest single merger in UK banking for some time.

Before joining Tesco Bank, Benny served as Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Business of HBOS plc.

He achieved a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow. He qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1986 and is currently a member of its Council. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a member of the Treasury Task force on Financial Inclusion and the Scottish Government’s Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB).

As a member of the Glasgow Economic Leadership Board and the Commonwealth Games Legacy Board, Benny maintains close ties to his home town. He is also a Director of Scottish Financial Enterprise and a Princes Trust Ambassador.


Jon Alexander
Jon Alexander
Managing Director, Group Finance and Rural Operations
David Peck
Managing Director
Buccleuch Property
Remko Plooij
Managing Director
Dalkeith Country Park
Buccleuch Group: Kathryn Barclay
Kathryn Barclay
Acting Managing Director Corporate Services
Adrian Dolby
Head of Agriculture
Jim Colchester
Jim Colchester
Head of Forestry
Andrew Brough
Head of Estates and Rural Property
Rachael Gladstone-Brown
Estate Manager
Boughton Estate
Ed Morris
Estate Manager
Borders Estate
Anna Fergusson
Estate Manager
Queensberry Estate