Meet the Team at Aston Martin Edinburgh

At Aston Martin Edinburgh, we have an experienced and enthusiastic team to look after your requirements. Our Sales Team are extremely knowledgeable, have on average 8 years experience, and are passionate about the Aston Martin brand. Our Aftersales Team have been fully trained at the factory in Gaydon, highly qualified, and have a minimum of 5 years experience working on the product. Our 13 car showroom has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, and there are always special cars on show. Please pop in for a coffee and to be shown round, we look forward to seeing you.

Hugh McMahon - Owner

Hugh McMahon has worked in the motor trade since he was a teenager, starting out as a technician. He founded Lomond Audi Group in 1998 and sold it to Lookers PLC in July 2012.

With Leven Car Company he was keen to create something special. Being awarded the franchise for two of the world’s greatest brands – Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce – was a source of great pride and so the highest standards are upheld throughout every aspect of the business.

Together with his son, Chris, the Managing Director, he has created a company that is loved by both its customers and staff.

The team has been carefully chosen so as to offer a wealth of experience to the customer but also to create the best possible working environment. Hugh is particularly delighted with the recent expansion to include a second dealership at One Corstorphine Road, where some of the greatest pre-owned luxury and supercars can be found and the same high standard of service is on offer.

Chris McMahon - Managing Director

Chris has had a passion for the motor industry from a very young age, and a huge enthusiasm for cars.

Working in the family business throughout his education, Chris graduated from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Marketing and Management. He resumed his career in the industry and has enjoyed a number of roles across the business since then, gaining valuable insight into every department.

Roddy McAllister - Dealer Principal

Roddy started in the motor trade at the age of 17 when he worked with Ian Skelly for 4 years before joining BMW in Glasgow where he worked in the Aftersales department for another 4 years as Assistant Service Manager. Roddy graduated from The University of Glasgow with a BA in International Marketing. He then went on to work for Peter Vardy Ltd for another 8 years in HQ and supporting the dealerships around Scotland before taking over the Porsche Aberdeen Sales Department for 3 years, where he won Global Sales Excellence Award 2013.

He progressed from Head of Sales for The Leven Car Company to Dealer Principal for Aston Martin Edinburgh in 2017.

Emma Green - Financial Controller

Throughout the 14 years in the trade Emma has worked with various brands but in her words, with “nothing quite as spectacular as Aston Martin, not forgetting the Supercars”.

She joined the team at the start of 2017 having moved to Scotland from Chester three and a half years ago. Away from work Emma enjoys going for walks with her dog and she is also a keen photographer. That’s when she’s not skydiving, bungee jumping or wing walking for charity!

Jonathan Douglas - Business Manager

Jonathan previously worked with Volkswagen & Audi for 14 years as a Business Manager as well as also working with Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley & Lamborghini.

He is a keen golfer and enjoys keeping fit. He runs in his spare time as well as snowboarding in the winter months.

Johnathan is very impressed with one of Aston Martin's newest releases - the new Vantage. He likes the way it is designed and is excited to see what the future holds for Aston Martin.

Rodger Laing - Sales Manager

He has worked with Aston Martin for 16 years and has had the pleasure of supplying some really special Aston Martins to his clients - ranging from DB4 all the way through to Zagato, and so on.

Rodger has excellent product knowledge and has built exceptional relationships with his customers over the years. He had previous experience with TVR and Mercedes-Benz, however his passion has always been cars, from a very early age.

In his spare time he enjoys following motorsports, working on his series III Land Rover and spending time with the newest edition to the family, his Grandson, Harris.

Stuart Frame - Sales Specialist

Stuart has worked with Aston Martin Edinburgh for ten years. Previous to that he worked with Volvo for seven years

He says people are what makes the job for him, he enjoys meeting new customers all the time. He would find it difficult to choose an Aston Martin as they are all appealing in their own right, but for a normal day he’d prefer a DB11 in cobalt blue.

Craig Handley - Sales Specialist

Craig joined us at the end of 2016, having previously worked at McLaren Glasgow for over 2 years and Maserati prior to that.

He is a Founding Partner of GT Scotland Ltd who hold monthly motoring events throughout Scotland.

A real petrolhead through and through - it’s cars, cars, cars 24/7 for Craig!

Paul Paxton - Sales Executive

Paul joined the company in January 2018. He has been in the motor trade for ten years in total, 5 and a half years of this was spent with Porsche Edinburgh.

Having joined us at a pivotal time for the brand, with the New Vantage on it's way - he is excited to see what is in store for us over the next few years.

Nicola Dunn - Showroom Host

Nicola joined Aston Martin as Showroom Host, her previous roles have also been client focussed, working in Senior Executive Search & Selection, in addition she is a qualified Business & Life Coach.

Away from work Nicola is a mum of 3 with a huge passion for all things equestrian, spending weekends at the stables with her horse and supporting her daughter at dressage competitions. She also loves travel, reading and cooking.

Carol Robertson - Sales Administrator

Carol has worked in the motor trade for 16 years in various roles before joining our company in January 2017.

Outside of work, Carol enjoys watching her two boys compete in stock car racing.

David Russell - Group Marketing Manager

David joined the Aston Martin Edinburgh team as Marketing Manager in September 2014 having previously spent two years at Porsche Centre Glasgow.

Prior to working in the car industry, he obtained a Masters degree in International Strategic Marketing from The University of Glasgow and spent time working with companies including Barclays.

Please contact David if you wish to discuss anything Marketing related.

Joseph Kidd - Group Marketing Executive

Joe started off as an apprentice in June 2016, however he wasn't a completely new face to most of us as he previously worked in the showroom on a Saturday as showroom host, for around a year before hand. For now, Joe deals with all of our pre-owned stock imagery and social media channels, as well as getting involved in events, and other Marketing related tasks.

He's a petrol head to say the least, he's been photographing cars the last three years and has his very own automotive photography media platform where he posts his work, and it has over 80,000 followers!

For Joe, his favourite car in our showroom would be the Vanquish S Volante - "theres nothing that beats the sound that V12 produces... and with the roof down what's not to love!"

Joe is now looking forward to his new role within the company as Group Marketing Executive!

Beata Fafara - Accounts Administrator

Beata joined the company in 2014 having previously worked in Accounts for an Audi dealership for 6 years.

Away from work, Beata enjoys travelling and reading.

Grahame Robertson - Aftersales Manager

Grahame joined Aston Martin Edinburgh as our Aftersales Manager in May 2016.

Previous to joining our team here, Grahame has 33 years automotive experience starting out as a Technician with Toyota before moving on to become Master Technician for Mitsubishi TVR and finally, at Reg Vardy where he became Service Manager.

In more recent years Grahame has worked with Audi, Land Rover and Jaguar before taking on his most recent challenge here at Aston Martin.

Mandy Boyd - Service Advisor

Mandy has been with us since April 2017. After leaving school she jumped straight into the motor industry, she worked at Audi for ten years.

Her dream would be to travel the world, visiting somewhere different or exotic on each holiday.

When it comes to hobbies, Mandy likes interior designing, boxing, going to the gym and loves visiting her friends and family.

Steven Fenton - Parts Manager

Before joining our team in June 2017, Steven previously worked his first 10 years in the motor trade at Evans Halshaw Vauxhall. He started off in the warehouse/workshop counter and progressed up to looking after warranty's, the bodyshop & parts telesales as a parts advisor. After this he became Parts Supervisor - before leaving in December 2015 to work for Audi as an Audi accredited Parts Advisor.

In his free time he enjoys to watch football, playing the guitar and going to the cinema. He Is kept on his toes with his two dogs and his 4 year old daughter.

Steven really likes the new Vantage because "It looks like a concept car that has turned into a reality!"

He said "Having worked at a low end brand like Vauxhall and then a more premium brand such as Audi, the difference was noticeable but the cars I work with now have no comparison. These are the finest pieces of craftsmanship & engineering money can buy."

Bill Strachan - Workshop Controller 

Bill joined the Leven Car Company having previously spent 20 of his 45 years in the motor trade working as Workshop Controller for Jaguar Land Rover.

Away from work Bill is a keen golfer.

Derek Beattie - Warranty Administrator

Derek joined Aston Martin Edinburgh as our Service Advisor having worked in the automotive industry for 36 years.

Derek began his career in the motor trade as a mechanic for Daniel Ross Vauxhall and then moved to Wilson Coaches before progressing to become Foreman at Watson Brothers. He then went on to become Service Advisor for Parks Vauxhall, Honda, Henry’s Skoda and then Lomond Audi where he served for 8 years, before joining our team.

His favourite part of his job is working with the luxury brands.

Fraser Grandison- Technician

Fraser joined the team in 2008, having previously spent time working as a Service Technician for Fiat and Alfa Romeo.

His interests away from work include ten-pin bowling and golf.

Gary Liddle - Technician

Gary's been part of our team for about a year now, after starting in 2016.

He had 5 years of experience working at Lotus before working for us and enjoys cycling in his spare time.

If he was to be given the choice of an Aston for the weekend he would have to take the Vanquish S because "It sounds crazy".

John Barnes - Technician

John started his motor trade career at the young age of 16. He spent 17 years with the John Martin group, working in-between the likes of Mazda, Lotus, Vauxhall, Mitsubishi and Volvo. In 2016 the opportunity for him to join The Leven Car Company arose.

He enjoys motocross (dirt bike) racing in his spare time, as well as car restoration.

If John was to pick his favourite modern-day Aston Martin it would have to be the V12 Vantage S... and that's all down to the noise and performance stats the car produces. However, he is a keen enthusiast for classic cars too.

Michael Kennedy - Technician

Michael joined us in September 2017, he was a master technician at Hyundai for two and a half years and started off in the motor industry as a Cosworth specialist for an independent garage.

He enjoys stock car racing and modifying cars outside of work.

He hopes to one day be able to own an Aston Martin, and to be specific he would have a "DB11 V8 as the sound and crackles the car produces is incredible, plus it handles phenomenally".

Cameron Douglas - Vehicle Technician Apprentice

Cameron joined us as an apprentice in July 2016, having previously studied at West Lothian College where he obtained his Motor Vehicle VRQ1 Qualification.

He enjoys playing football, working on cars and modifying his own car in his free time.

If Cammy was to pick one car from our model range he would choose the Vanquish S, this is because he loves the styling of the car and the sound/performance stats it produces.

His long life goal would be to own a collection of rare supercars - with a Classic and Modern day mixture.

Max Burke - Vehicle Technician Apprentice

Max joined us in 2017 as an apprentice and is looking forward to learning more about the Aston Martin range through his apprenticeship scheme.

Lenka Aknaiova - Detailer

Lenka has worked in the car industry for six years now. Having started working for us on the 15th May 2017 she is proud to now be a fully qualified G Techniq detailer. She strives for perfection in any detailing she carries out, which gives her a constant goal.

She likes to keep fit, outside of work she participates in Crossfit sports (which includes weight lifting, gymnastics and body workout). On top of this she enjoys cycling, sailing and swimming.

A dream of hers is to eventually one day own an Aston Martin. Her Aston Martin of choice for every day use would have to be an all black DB11 (with carbon fibre exterior badging). However, for the weekends she would have a Vanquish S for the sheer noise and drama that glorious V12 engine brings.

Liam Foy - Detailer

Liam joined the company in June 2017, however he is not a fresh face to the motor industry. He previously worked for Macklin Motors and MotorClean.

If he was to choose his favourite Aston Martin it would be the Vanquish because he likes the sleek and sporty design of them.

When he is not working he likes to play Golf and Football.

“I take pride in my work and like to make sure every job is completed to the highest of standards.”

Mark Cunningham - Driver

Mark joined our team in August 2016, having previously worked for Audi for 2 years in their valeting department.

In his spare time he likes to spend time with his friends and family as well as training at the gym, boxing, watching the football and socialising whilst out for dinner.

After leaving his school - Craigmount - he went into the car valeting business. Audi took him on from here and soon after he found himself working for us. After all, he couldn't risk the opportunity to work with cars such as Aston Martins.

He dreams of being able to drive the Aston Martin / Red Bull Racing car (Valkyrie) one day and his favourite Aston across the model range is the GT8 because it's loud and stands out from the other models.


Neil Ogilvie - Driver

Neil has been part of the team since August 2017, however he isn't new to this industry - he has been involved with cars to one degree or another for his whole working life. Previous to working for us he had 23 years of experience in the Events business - where he would advertise, promote or launch products/vehicles. Now he gets to spend every day driving our wonderful range of Astons.

He is a very active individual and enjoys Golf, Shooting, Sailing and walking his dog. Furthermore he enjoys going to the cinema and theatre.

It's fair to say Neil has had a fair few amazing experiences, he has played in the Scottish Senior Open, met the Pope and has had tea with the Queen!

His favourite Aston is the NC500 Edition DB11 that we had specially commissioned by Q. He says he 'loves the colour schemes and interior trims and the story behind the cars are just fantastic'. He also said 'The DB11 in general is a fabulous car to drive!'

Neil Gibson - Driver

Neil started his career journey as soon as he finished studying at Inverkeithing High School, he was in the Youth Training Scheme with St Johnstone Football Club to start off. From here he then progressed onto retail in warehousing and he started his motor trade career as a valeter for five years - before he started with us in May 2016.

His favourite part of the job is meeting new customers on a daily basis - he enjoys the array of different personalities.

Neil enjoys his sports - particularly Football, Golf, Swimming and Tennis!

One day he dreams of owning a Vanquish because it is his favourite car to drive, although he stresses "they are all a joy to work with."