Executive Board


Our Executive Board is accountable to the shareholders of the business and works with each Head of Division to ensure that our company strategy and objectives are achieved, and that Aitchison Raffety’s company values are maintained.

David Goodchild – Chairman

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.  He was appointed to the Executive Board as Chairman in October 2020 to represent the interests of the company shareholders.

Philip Waite – Managing Director

Philip joined the company in 1997 and has over 30 years’ experience in property as well as systems and people management.  As a chartered surveyor he specialises in valuations for development and investment within the education and healthcare sectors.  Philip previously headed the company’s Western Regional Office as well as AR’s Healthcare and Education teams and became Group Operations Director in October 2015.  He was appointed Managing Director in October 2020.

Lottie Bonney – Finance Director

Lottie joined the company in June 2020 and has almost 20 years’ experience of financial management within consultancy businesses.  As a qualified chartered management accountant she has a proven track record of financial and operational expertise, specifically focussed on performance improvement, efficiency and growth.