We are proud to be an Employee-owned companyOur Senior Leadership Team works to ensure that our employees, or co-owners, remain at the heart of decision makingOur Senior Leaders are accountable to the Aitchison Raffety Employee Ownership Trust They work collaboratively to ensure that our company strategy and objectives are achieved, and that our Aitchison Raffety company values are met, and that we strive to create a great place to work.   

Ian Wimpenny, Managing Director

Ian joined Aitchison Raffety in 2021 and was appointed Managing Director in 2024. With over 20 years’ of experience in the real estate valuation industry, Ian was responsible for the business’ valuation service line. Ian is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer and has developed a specialism in the execution, review and management of valuations in the UK and EMEA region. Ian was promoted to his role as Managing Director in 2024, where he now leads the growth of the business across key markets in the UK, through fostering high-performing teams. Ian is passionate about delivering excellence and driving innovation within the markets Aitchison Raffety operates.


Lottie Bonney

Lottie Bonney – Finance and Operations 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.

Gill Crowther

Gill Crowther – People Director

Gill joined Aitchison Raffety in January 2022 and has almost 30 years’ experience in HR in a variety of industries, companies and as a consultant. As a fellow of the CIPD, Gill is a strategic HR leader with a passion for bringing out the best in Leaders and Managers and helping organisations meet their strategic goals through their people.


Rick Gabala

Rick Gibala, Director & Head of Business Rates

Rick joined the company in July 2022 to oversee the growth of the division in London and the Regional offices. With over 12 years’ experience within the rating industry spanning the breadth of the country, Rick has advised and been client manager to some of the largest organisations in the UK.


Paula Mace, Director & Head of Healthcare

Paula joined the company in 2003 and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry having worked with many surgeries, medical centres, healthcare investors and funds across the country during this time. As well as being a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Paula qualified as an Independent Expert in 2017 and is now a member of the RICS panel of Independent Experts.


Gerard Barry

Gerard Barry, Director, Head of Transactional & Capital Markets

Gerard leads the transactions and property investment areas of our businessGerard has over 25 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate market, prior to which his work spanned residential, social housing and construction. He is based between our London and St Albans offices, as he looks to expand our commercial agency offering across the country.