Board of Directors

Belvoir Group 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:

Michael Stoop

Non-Executive Chairman


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.

Key skills
Estate agency/franchising

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Dorian Gonsalves

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.

Key skills
Strategic business planning/franchising/people management

Louise George

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.

Key skills
Financial management/mergers and acquisitions

Mark Newton

Non-Executive Director


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 served as an Executive Director with responsibility for the diversification into financial services until his appointment as a Non-Executive Director in 2022. 

Key skills
Estate agency/financial services

Paul George

Non-Executive Director

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.

Key skills
Corporate reporting/corporate governance

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee

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Financial Services Director


Michelle has over 25 years' experience in managing financial services, including as a Regional Sales Director for Mortgage Advice Bureau until leaving to set up Brook Financial Services Ltd in 2010, which she ran until 2017 when it was acquired by Belvoir.  Since then, Michelle has been the Managing Director of Brook Financial Services within the Belvoir Group.  Michelle has board level responsibility for financial services.

Key skills
Financial services

The Directors confirm that:

  • so far as each Director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Group and Company’s auditor is unaware;
  • the Directors have taken all the steps that they ought to have taken as Directors in order to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the auditor is aware of that information; and
  • the Directors are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the corporate and financial information included on the Company’s website. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.