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:

Michael Stoop

Non-Executive Chairman

Experience
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.

Key skills
Estate agency/franchising

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Dorian Gonsalves

Chief Executive Officer

Experience
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 was previously a director of The Property Ombudsman.

Key skills
People management/business development

Louise George

Chief Financial Officer

Experience
Louise is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1991. She has over 15 years’ board-level experience with AIM-listed companies overseeing a wide range of corporate transactions. Over the past four years Louise has undertaken five 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

Executive Director

Experience
Mark, a Chartered Surveyor, has over 40 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.

Key skills
Estate agency/financial services

Paul George

Non-Executive Director

Paul has extensive experience in audit, transaction services and consultancy over a 17-year period with KPMG, the last four years of which were as an audit partner, and four years as executive director of Proudfoot Consulting (now MCG plc), a business specialising in helping multi-national companies improve their operational effectiveness. He joined the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in 2004 and is currently executive director with responsibility for corporate governance and financial reporting.

Key skills
Corporate reporting/corporate governance

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.