Belvoir has a highly experienced Board of Directors with a commitment to driving profitability and long-term shareholder value. 

The Directors of the Company who were in office during the year up to the date of signing the financial statements were:

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Jon Di-Stefano

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Appointment 

April 2022

Experience

Jon has a deep understanding of the housebuilding and construction sector from his 19-year tenure at AIM-listed Telford Homes Plc. After nine years as CFO, Jon was appointed as CEO in 2011, overseeing an increase in profits from £3m in 2011 to over £40m when the business was sold to CBRE in 2019.

Key skills

Strategic growth/stakeholder relations

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Dorian Gonsalves

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment

October 2011

Experience

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.

Key skills

Strategic business planning/franchising/people management

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Louise George

Chief Financial Officer

Appointment

June 2014

Experience

Louise is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1991. She has 20 years’ board-level experience with AIM-listed companies overseeing a wide range of corporate transactions. Over the past seven years Louise has undertaken eight significant acquisitions for the Group. Louise, who is also a Chartered Secretary, serves as Company Secretary to the Group.

Key skills

Financial management/mergers and acquisitions/investor relations

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Michelle Brook

Executive Director

Appointment 

January 2022

Experience

Michelle has 33 years’ experience within the financial services sector. Having previously worked for Mortgage Advice Bureau, Michelle set up her own business in 2010, building it to a network of 32 advisers before selling to the Belvoir Group in 2017. As Managing Director of the financial services division since 2017, Michelle has overseen the financial services network increase to 243 advisers.

Key skills

Financial services/people management

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Paul George

Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Appointment 

June 2018

Experience

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, and a non-executive director of Strip Tinning Holdings plc.

Key skills

Corporate reporting/corporate governance

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Mark Newton

Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Appointment 

March 2016

Experience

Mark, a Chartered Surveyor, has 46 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 franchise offices before selling to Belvoir in July 2015. Initially joining the Board as an Executive Director, Mark changed role to become a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2022.

Key skills

Estate agency/financial services