Quantuma expands Scotland team with appointment of new director

Restructuring and property expert John MacLean joins the Glasgow team.

October 2020

Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed restructuring and property expert John MacLean as director in its Glasgow team.

The new hire follows a period of significant growth for Quantuma in Scotland after its merger with WRI Associates in March this year.

A chartered accountant, MacLean has spent the last ten years as a director at two advisory firms and has had several secondments to lending teams of major banks. During this time, he has worked on complex assignments, predominately involving distressed property assets. Most recently, Maclean has worked on projects including the management and sale of residential portfolios, part-complete developments and development land, and on projects in various sectors including student residential, HMOs and serviced offices.

In his new role, MacLean will work alongside Scotland lead Ian Wright to strengthen the firm’s presence in the region and enhance the firm’s offering to advisers and businesses alike.

John MacLean, director at Quantuma, said: “It is an extremely busy time for restructuring and business advisory firms across the whole of the UK as companies around the country continue their fight against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Scotland is no exception and Quantuma’s unique offering and broad range of advisory services is what sets it apart. Its presence in the region has excelled quickly in recent months, so I am excited to be joining at such a pivotal time in our growth journey.”

Ian Wright, Managing Director and head of Scotland at Quantuma, said: “John is a very welcome addition to our restructuring and advisory offering. With John’s extensive skillset, experience and credentials in property, banking and restructuring advisory, we are ideally placed to offer a credible alternative to the Big Four, where conflicts of interest continue to be a challenge. I am delighted that we are able to offer a developing portfolio of advisory services to our own clients and look forward to working with John.”


Notes to Editors Quantuma is a leading business advisory firm which works with businesses at the key milestones, delivering bespoke solutions to help clients take advantage of opportunities and overcome a range of operational and financial challenges, enabling them to achieve their business objectives and ambitions. The business has 20 offices, including 17 in the UK, two international offices in Cyprus (Nicosia and Paphos) and one in Mauritius.