Our People

Ken Asher

Managing Director / Civil Engineer
Managing Director / Civil Engineer - Ken Asher

Ken Asher undertakes the design of Civil Engineering schemes and provides project management services to our larger clients. A Chartered Civil Engineer since 1985, he has broad civil and structural engineering experience. He has worked in the Dumfries area since 1987, being employed as a Section Engineer (Bridgeworks) on Annan Bypass for Babtie, as Dumfries Manager of Rennie & Kirkwood Ltd, and then for 8 years by Mouchel, where Ken managed the Dumfries business, from July 1997 to October 1998. Ken became Managing Director of Asher Associates after this time.

Paul Burley

Structural Engineer
Structural Engineer - Paul Burley

Paul Burley undertakes Structural Engineering services, including assessments and design work. Paul has been a Chartered Civil Engineer since 1984 and is an Approved Certifier of Design under the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd Scheme (SER Registration No SER1-D-00402). Paul has an extremely varied experience as a Structural Engineer covering a broad range of projects. Paul has worked locally in the Dumfries & Galloway area for 20 years and with Asher Associates for over 10 years.

Gerry Fitzpatrick

Structural Engineer
Structural Engineer - Gerry Fitzpatrick

Gerry Fitzpatrick, provides Structural Engineering services on a consultancy basis. Gerry has been a Chartered Structural Engineer since 1990 and is an Approved Certifier of Design under the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd Scheme (SER Registration No SER1-D-00399). He has an impressive track record and was responsible for project managing structural commissions for Mouchel Dumfries from Autumn 1994. He has been responsible for many major and minor structural engineering commissions for Asher Associates, including Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, Phase 2, James Jones Timber Development at Lockerbie, Phases 2 and 3, and a large number of schemes at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, The Crichton and at Nestle, Dalston, Cumbria.

David Taylor

Structural Engineer
Structural Engineer - David Taylor

David Taylor is responsible for the large majority of Timber Kit designs that we do. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and an Approved Certifier of Design under the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd Scheme (SER Registration No SER1-D-00863). David has broad experience in engineering and construction including a Traineeship at Dumfries & Galloway Council Roads Department and employment by building contractors Robison & Davidson Ltd and Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd. He has worked with Asher Associates since 2005 on a consultancy basis.

David Lorimer

David Lorimer
David Lorimer - David Lorimer

David Lorimer works in our Civil Engineering department designing with AutoCAD, Microdrainage and PDS packages. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. In 2011 he graduated with an MSc in Civil Engineering also at Heriot-Watt University.  He is currently studying for an NVQ Level 3 in Design of Water Main Networks.

Robert Richmond

Graduate Structural Engineer
Graduate Structural Engineer - Robert Richmond

Robert Richmond joined our Structural Engineering team in 2011 as a Graduate Civil Engineer B.Eng(Hons) and is currently studying for an MSc in Structural & Foundation Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.

Dan Orsi

Juinor Technician
Juinor Technician - Dan Orsi

Dan Orsi joined our team in December 2014 as a Junior Technician. He is currently studying via the Open University with a view to progressing towards a Structural Engineering qualification.

Willy Milne

Civil Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technician - Willy Milne

Willy Milne is our senior technician and oversees Civil Engineering design work utilising the PDS and Microdrainage packages. Willy previously worked with the Mouchel office and with the exception of a 2 year period spent in Australia broadening his life and work experiences has been with Asher Associates since.

Ryan Carson

Structural Engineering Technician
Structural Engineering Technician - Ryan Carson

Ryan Carson is responsible for all structural CAD drawing and detailing, while also managing the IT systems in the office. He joined Mouchel in early 1995 as a trainee technician, remaining with the company when it became Asher Associates.

Pete Hutton

Civil Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technician - Pete Hutton

Pete Hutton is one of our AutoCAD technicians and frequently gets involved in our larger and more complex projects. He joined the company in 2003.

Lesley Stephens

Senior Office Administrator
Senior Office Administrator - Lesley Stephens

Lesley Stephens joined Asher Associates in early 2010 and is responsible for managing our accounts, supervising the office administration responsibilities and looking after reception. Lesley works part time.

Debbie Dixon

Office Administrator
Office Administrator - Debbie Dixon

Debbie Dixon has been employed by Asher Associates since 2008. She works part time on reception, carrying out administrative duties.