We are delighted to announce several key appointments to our business, marking the latest step in our national expansion.

As an Employee-Owned Business we look to keep employees at the front and centre of our future. Our staff, or co-owners, are committed to the company’s success and they have high employment standards and are focused on recruiting and retaining talented, committed staff.

With our mission of being a respected, successful national property consultancy, trusted by its clients, and a great place to work, Aitchison Raffety is delighted to welcome the following new starters to the business:


  • Liv Keeler – Surveyor
  • Sam May – Director (London)
  • Ophelia Avent – Senior Surveyor (Bristol and SW)
  • Arize Ngwuocha – Associate Director (Norwich)
  • Ian Mollon – Associate Director (Midlands)
  • Irfan Arif – Senior Surveyor (Manchester)
  • Max Buckland – Graduate Surveyor
  • Simon Stanley – Senior Associate Director (Midlands)


  • Daniel Stephenson – Head of Consultancy
  • Marc Dobber – Associate Director

Business Rates

  • Mark Ohanaka – Business Development Executive


  • Jane Magowan – Senior Surveyor
  • Bella Darby – Senior Surveyor

Property Management

  • Rob James – Senior Surveyor


  • Gemma Hembrow – Marketing Manager


  • Bruce O’Brien – Senior Planning Consultant


You can read more about each of the team on our People pages.


Philip Waite, Managing Director, commented; “The new additions to our various service teams bring new skills and refresh our organisation, as well as providing much needed resource so we can fulfil our client’s needs more quickly and efficiently. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

Ian Wimpenny, Head of Valuation, adds; ‘I am delighted with the recent appointments to our valuation team. They significantly expand our experience, geographical coverage and capacity, and underpin our ambition to strengthen our national consultancy offering. The fact that this has been achieved during a period of market uncertainty, gives us confidence that we are doing the right things to support our clients through these more challenging, yet opportunistic times.’