Board of Directors

Belvoir Lettings 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:

Mike Goddard


Mike founded Belvoir in 1995, having previously served in the Royal Air Force. He is a well-respected figure in both the UK lettings market and franchising industry having been chairman of the British Franchising Association, a director of the National Approved Lettings Scheme and a director of The Property Ombudsman, and having served on the World Franchise Council.

Member of the Remuneration 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 and being appointed Sales Director a year later. Currently Chief Executive Officer, Dorian has a deep understanding of successful franchising and is also a director of The Property Ombudsman.


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Louise George

Chief Financial Officer

Louise is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1991. She has over 14 years’ board-level experience with AIM-listed companies overseeing a wide range of corporate transactions. Over the past three years Louise has undertaken four significant acquisitions for the group. Louise also serves as company secretary to the Group.

Mark Newton

Executive Director

Mark, a Chartered Surveyor, has over 30 years’ experience of estate agency having joined Black Horse Agencies in 1984 and subsequently becoming 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.

Michael Stoop

Non-Executive Director

Michael has over 40 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

Andrew Borkowski

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has over 26 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer having been an equity partner at a national law firm until 2015, leading its corporate and banking team. Andrew is now chief executive of a private family investment fund, Fullbrook Thorpe Investments LLP, which has built up a portfolio of 26 investments, and a non-executive director of a number of privately held concerns.  

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee

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.