Our Team

Directors

Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton has a strong local connection and qualified as a CA after serving his apprenticeship with the firm. He became a partner in 1976, and moved the business to its current location in 1990. Jim works with a variety of business clients at all stages of their development, and is a panel member for PSYBT. Outside of the office Jim is a keen badminton player and runs a local badminton club. Jim is married with two daughters.

Ian Barr

Ian graduated from Glasgow University in 1987, and qualified as a CA in 1991, when he also joined the firm. In 2002, Ian became a partner of the firm establishing his own client base both locally and further afield. Ian is a keen golfer and an avid supporter of St Mirren Football Club and has held a season ticket for a number of years.

Stephen Sutherland

Having grown up in the far north of Scotland, Stephen spent ten years living south of the border. Having met his future wife in Cambridge he successfully persuaded her to follow him north to Scotland with a brief stop in Leeds where he graduated from the University of Leeds in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. Since joining the firm in 2003 Stephen has worked hard in developing the tax function of the firm and he is a member of the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, having qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008. We were delighted to welcome Stephen as a director of the firm in late 2015. Outside of the office Stephen enjoys time with his young family and is a keen Aberdeen supporter (but we don’t hold that against him!).

Associate

Tracey Johnston

Tracey graduated from Glasgow University in 1987, with a BSc in Topographic Science. She decided on a change in career and joined John M Taylor & Co in 1991 to begin training as an accountant. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and became an associate in 2002. Tracey is married with 2 daughters and a son.

Our Staff