Management Team

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Our Board of Management is responsible for ensuring that the company strategies and resources are aligned with the Aitchison Raffety company values in order to meet our required goals and objectives.

David Goodchild – Group Managing Director

David joined the company in 1988 as a newly qualified Chartered Surveyor.  He was promoted to Local Director in 1991 and a Group Director in 1998 to lead the Commercial Professional team.  In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of the Commercial Business and became Group Managing Director for the company in October 2015.

Mark Bunting – Group Director, Business Development

Mark joined the company in 1986 having previously worked at the Valuation Office.  He has 30 years experience in commercial property with a particular focus on Agency.  Mark is responsible for the company’s Business Development programme and Head of the Commercial Agency Division.

Paul Dudley-Smith – Group Director, Building Surveying

Paul joined the company in 1987 having previously been with London Borough of Harringey.  He is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and a RICS Registered Valuer.  Paul is Head of the Residential and Commercial Building Surveying Division.

Stephen Mottau – Group Finance Director

Stephen joined the company on its formation in 1997 and is responsible for the statutory and internal management returns and financial reporting of the Group. He has 30 years experience within the industry having originally joined Raffety Buckland in the 1980’s.  Stephen is the Head of the Finance Division.

Myles O’Brien – Group Director, Business Rates

Myles joined the company in 2008 having previously been with Jones Lang LaSalle.   He has extensive experience in all aspects of Business Rates.  Myles was promoted to Group Director in January 2016 and now heads the Business Rates Division.

Kevin Rolfe – Group Director, Planning & Development

Kevin joined the company in 1988 having previously worked for a PLC house builder.  He has 30 years experience in the sale of residential development sites and mixed use projects.  Kevin is Head of the Development and Town Planning Division.

Philip Waite – Group Director of Operations

Philip joined the company in 1997 and has over 25 years experience in property as well as systems and people management.  He specialises in valuations for development and investment within the education and healthcare sectors.  Philip is the Head of the company’s Western Regional Office and is Head of the Healthcare and Education Divisions.