We are proud to be an Employee-owned company. Our Senior Leadership Team works to ensure that our employees, or co-owners, remain at the heart of decision making. Our 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.
Philip Waite – Managing Director
Philip joined the company in 1998 and has over 30 years’ experience in property as well as systems and people management. As a chartered surveyor he advises clients predominantly within the education and healthcare sectors. His strategic expertise has developed from many years in non-exec director roles across a range of companies. He was appointed Managing Director in October 2020.
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 – 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 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.
Ian Wimpenny, Director & Head of Valuation
Ian has overall responsibility for the business’ valuation service line, comprising close to 30 individuals, across its’ extensive office network. He is based out of the London office, but oversees and manages the company’s valuation coverage nationally. His role at Aitchison Raffety further encompasses strategic business planning, business development, risk management and quality control.
Gerard Barry, Director, Head of Transactional & Capital Markets
Gerard leads the transactions and property investment areas of our business. Gerard 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.