OUR TEAM

Our scientific, architecture and construction knowledge is backed up by an experienced business team.

Scott Simpson
Co-founder, 
Managing Director &
Technical Director
Sam Baumber
Co-founder &
Business Development 
Director

While working in community development with people in poor housing conditions, Scott was motivated to improve the built environment. After completing an MSc in Architecture (Advanced Environmental and Energy Systems) and doing lab-based research into natural building materials he rebuilt his family home with them in Scotland - using skills gained as a housebuilder in Vancouver. Scott is one of 20 entrepreneurs selected by Scottish Enterprise for the inaugural £4m Unlocking Ambition challenge supporting innovative and high potential companies. He also won places through all three stages of the EU's Climate KIC business accelerator programme, in residence at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. 

Sam is a serial entrepreneur with start-up experience including  17 years' experience growing local, national and international sustainable enterprises. Experience as Managing Director for Social Enterprise Academy International has taken Sam to Malaysia, India, China, S. Africa, Pakistan and Australia to replicate SEAI globally. With a love of the outdoors and a background working in nature conservation with the John Muir Trust, Sam is passionate about IndiNature's values.

Gary Deans 
Finance Director

Gary is an experienced business adviser who has been working with privately owned businesses including start-ups for over 30 years. Gary was a partner with KPMG for 14 years and latterly led their Family Business practice in the UK. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of The Institute for Family Business (www.ifb.org), Oxfam Scotland, and for the MSc Management course at Imperial College, London.  Gary is currently a Director with the HALO Kilmarnock development project, a 28 acre site of urban regeneration. He is also a business owner of Strathblair Associates, a team of business advisors. 

Euan Lochhead
Co-founder

Euan is an Architect, Approved Certifier of Design and Passivhaus Designer. As an original Co-founder sharing our environmental and social values, Euan brought his exceptional technical skills and knowledge of building regulations and materials to the company. His holistic understanding of the built and natural environment, energy and strong ecological principles were important in establishing the company’s foundations. Experienced in low carbon design and retrofit, Euan made a significant contribution to the development of IndiNature’s products and system including the design and detailing of the IndiHowf building before leaving the company in June 2018 to return to full-time architectural practice. 

Ewan Mealyou
Co-founder &
Chair

Ewan has 30 years experience in senior business management with an MSc in Business Management and a PGDip in Information Systems. His experience includes working on telecoms software for a large multinational with responsibility for the quality assurance of multi-million dollar software projects, managing contractors and leading teams – as well as a similar role with a start-up. Ewan is also an experienced investor in a spectrum of areas. Known for his urban chickens and bee hives, Ewan also has an interest in developing sustainable farming.

Susanna Gray
Business Operations
Manager

Susanna has 15 years of business experience including her own start-up and has an MA Hons Business Studies. Susanna is key to developing the business as it grows - working across all aspects of business operations to set up and establish systems, control finances and secure production premises. Susanna's business knowledge and positive enthusiasm for IndiNature's values is a super driver within the company.

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IndiNature is the trade name of Industrial Nature Ltd.  A company registered in Scotland, registered number SC550281.