Board of Directors

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

Michael Goddard

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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. His key skills are team building and strategic business planning.

Member of the Remuneration Committee

Dorian Gonsalves

Chief Operating 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 Operating Officer, Dorian’s key skills include people management and business development and he has a deep understanding of successful franchising. Dorian is also a director of The Property Ombudsman.

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 and has built up good relations with institutional investors. Louise has established a reliable finance function capable of supporting business growth and over the past two years has overseen three 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 outlets before selling to Belvoir in July 2015. Mark is Managing Director of Newton Fallowell Limited with board-level responsibility for the management and growth of the Newton Fallowell and the Goodchilds networks.

Nicholas Leeming

Non-Executive Director

Nicholas, a Chartered Surveyor, was a partner in Humberts and a joint founder of Propertyfinder, the UK’s first national property portal, before becoming commercial director of Zoopla. Since 2012 Nicholas has built a portfolio of business interests involving key estate agency firms nationwide giving him a deep insight into the UK property industry.

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Andrew Borkowski

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer having been a partner at Geldards LLP until 2015, leading its corporate and banking team. Andrew is now chief executive of a private family investment fund, Fullbrook Thorpe Investments LLP, a consultant to Geldards LLP 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
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