W M Donald employs over 230 people working across our operating centres in Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth. You can learn more about our Senior Team below.

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Willie Donald

Founder and CEO

Willie founded the business in 1977 having served his time as a plant fitter. He is the vision behind the business’s success and continues to play a key part in its direction. Willie has always worked smarter and expects the same from his employees. He would never ask someone to do a job that he would not do himself. He can often be found working the screws on the footplate of a paving machine.

Elaine Donald

Founder and Director

Elaine is a founding partner of the business having trained and worked as a medical secretary. Her attention to financial detail has been instrumental in ensuring W M Donald Ltd remains one of the top civil engineering construction firms in the region. Elaine is also known for her support and contribution towards charitable causes across north east Scotland

Ewan Riddoch

Managing Director

Ewan joined the business in 1991 and has been a director since 1999. He has over 35 years civils construction experience and has managed many large scale complex infrastructure projects in the region. Ewan has also been instrumental in ensuring consistent manageable business growth and is a keen supporter of the young people coming into the civil construction industry.

Ian Gray

Operations Director

Ian joined the business as a groundworker in 1990 and worked his way to become Operations Director in 2019. He is driven by results, is passionate about his people and is the founding member of our Apprenticeship scheme. Ian is widely known and respected in the industry and has a keen insight into projects management.

Mike Meldrum

Technical & Engineering Director

Mike has been with the company since 2004 and leads our Technical and Engineering Teams. He has extensive experience across a range of domestic and commercial projects and provides valued advice and insight to our clients.

Iain Bridges

Finance Director

Iain joined the business in 2016 as Management Accountant and has played a significant part in ensuring the company retained financial stability through a period of growth. He provides financial leadership and oversees all aspects of financial management including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and analysis. Iain became Financial Director in 2023 .