Michael has over 45 years’ experience of the franchise property market, initially with Winkworth as both a franchisee and as the group managing director. This was followed by 22 years as managing director of Legal and General’s estate agency network, Xperience, which he was instrumental in converting into a wholly franchised network of 95 offices. In 2014, this was sold to The Property Franchise Group plc, where Michael was group managing director until he stood down in 2016.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Chief Executive Officer
Dorian has extensive experience in the property industry having spent seven years with Countrywide before joining Belvoir in 2005 as Business Development Manager. Appointed Sales Director a year later and subsequently Chief Executive Officer, Dorian also spent five years as a director of The Property Ombudsman. Dorian has a deep understanding of franchising and the strategic vision to deliver a successful franchise operation.
Strategic business planning/franchising/people management
Chief Financial Officer
Louise is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1991. She has over 18 years’ board-level experience with AIM-listed companies overseeing a wide range of corporate transactions. Over the past six years Louise has undertaken the seven significant acquisitions for the Group. Louise, who is also a Chartered Secretary, serves as Company Secretary to the Group.
Financial management/mergers and acquisitions
Mark, a Chartered Surveyor, has 45 years’ experience of estate agency. He joined Black Horse Agencies in 1984 and subsequently was appointed managing director of Legal & General Estate Agents. In 1999 Mark established Newton Fallowell, which he built into a network of 30 franchised offices before selling to Belvoir in July 2015. Mark has Board-level responsibility for the diversification into financial services.
Estate agency/financial services
Paul has extensive experience in audit, reporting and governance having, until April 2020, spent 16 years as an executive director at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), most recently responsible for corporate governance and reporting. Prior to the FRC, Paul was an executive director of MCG PLC and an audit partner at KPMG. Paul is also a partner of Board Excellence, a business providing Board advisory services.
Corporate reporting/corporate governance
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee
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- so far as each Director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Group and Company’s auditor is unaware;
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