The Team at ECFS has substantial experience in developing and operating film and TV production facilities around the world.

Jim O’Donnell - Development Director

Norman Reid - Operations Director

Ian Lochhead - Property Manager

Keith O'Donnell - Technology Director

Ian Lochhead is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and former Director of Deloitte Real Estate, previously heading up the Transaction/Agency Team in Scotland.

Ian has extensive agency and development experience having been involved in a number of complex projects in the Scottish market. 

Recently, Ian has been involved in advising Police Scotland on their estates strategy and the SFRS on HQ relocation.

As a former RICS Registered Valuer with extensive valuation consultancy experience advising both public and private sector clients across Scotland, Ian brings a strong commercial eye to the Team.

Jim has a longstanding connection with Film & Media sector construction projects including the appointment as Development Manager for Warner Bros on the development of the WB Leavesden Studio.

Jim was also the lead Development Manager on the subsequent development of the Harry Potter studio tour facility, also at Leavesden, which opened in 2012.

Jim's considerable expertise in construction & property development provides a guiding eye that aids in the steadfast delivery of the project from inception to handover by coordinating the Contractors, Design Team & Statutory Authority partners to ensure that the project is both sustainable & complementary to all relevant planning conditions.

Norman is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (retired). Throughout his career, Norman has fulfilled many roles. 

In Dubai, Norman was the chief project surveyor and deputy project manager on the M&E installation of the £23m Dubai Aluminium Smelter. He has previously worked as Project Director for the Wood Group on services installations at Torness Power Station, East Lothian. HIs company, Norman Reid & Associates spun out from the Wood Group in 1986, buying out the company in 1988. 

Reid Associates, a quantity surveyor, was setup in 1990, where Norman continued as senior partner until 2000. From there, Norman went on to be projects director for a major home builder until 2010 wherein he set up Reid Construction until he retired in 2015.

Keith O’Donnell has a long-standing
connection with Financial Services
Technology including an appointment
as Vice President for Emerging Tech Innovation within a Tier 1 Global Bank.

Currently, Keith serves as an associate to the Scottish International Space Advisory Council (SISAC) and co-chair of the Emerging Technology special interest group within the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS). He maintains a long-standing relationship with ScotlandIS as a technology ambassador for Scotland, serving to connect multiple Technology Clusters internally & externally.

Keith has also been recognised as a distinguished Alumni of the University of Strathclyde for his technical expertise and his focus on the Technology ecosystem of Scotland.


Scott Carnegie has over 25 years experience of advising on Fundraising and Business Restructuring for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises.

During that time, he has also held several Executive Director roles with client companies giving him hands on experience in running businesses in several market sectors. He continues to sit on many Boards in both Executive and Non-Executive capacities.

In 2006, he founded, and is Chairman of Discovery Investment Fund- an angel group which focuses on start-up and early-stage investments. In 2013 he founded and is chairman of London Scottish Investment Partners, an angel group which focuses on helping later stage companies to grow and exit at value.