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Could you be one of our Ambassadors?


As part of the John O’Halloran Initiative, LionHeart has recruited 'ambassadors' to help us drive forward the mental health awareness message within the workplace, and at property sector events.


Our ambassadors are RICS professionals who have experience of mental ill health either personally or through a close relative or friend. They have all agreed to bravely share their experiences in the hope it will break down the stigma often attached to mental health issues, and maybe encourage others to speak out or seek support if they need it. 

Our Ambassadors                                                                                                        

steve leesAlan Burke

Alan started his career in the management consultancy arm of Price Waterhouse Chesterton in Edinburgh and London before moving to Manchester to join Chesterton plc. After several years as director of consulting he joined national regeneration agency English Partnerships before moving into the development sector...Read more

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James Crawford

James Crawford started his career in South Africa in 1985 before moving to the City in London to work for the likes of Weatherall Green & Smith, Jones Lang Wootton and then several years at Savills, where he specialised in multi-million pound commercial acquisitions and sales...Read more


steve leesKirsty Harvey

Kirsty is founder/ director of KTD Surveying, a consultancy specialising in commercial landlord/tenant issues. She previously worked for organisations including A S Watson, National Mutual and First Quench as an estate manager, and has over 25 years of experience in the property industry... Read more

steve leesDavid Sherborn-Hoare

David Sherborn-Hoare built up a practice with 4 offices and 30+ staff with a turnover of £1.5m after starting out from the spare bedroom of his home. He held a number of honorary positions with the RICS, played rugby, lectured at the Royal Agricultural College and described himself as “the life and soul of the party”...Read more

steve leesDave Vernon

Dave started working on building sites at the age of 16 before joining the Royal Navy, where he saw action in the Balkans in the mid 1990s. After leaving the armed forces he returned to the construction industry, went to university and became a member of the RICS in 2009.... Read more

steve leesJennifer Hobart

Jennifer spent two and a half years as a graduate surveyor in Milton Keynes before joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2015. She qualified in June 2017 and does a variety of work including building surveys and contract administration...Read more

steve leesPaul Gale

Paul started his career in 1980 at Donaldsons in the West End Industrial Dept and having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, joined Smith Melzack as an associate. After 6 years he joined Hammond Phillips as an associate director and remained there for 12 years becoming Director of the Investment Department...Read more

steve leesNatasha Collins

Natasha started as a graduate surveyor in 2010 and worked in practice for 6 years. During that time she gained her MSc in Surveying through the University of Reading and went on to become chartered in 2015.

In 2016 Natasha started NC Real Estate...Read more

steve leesSubjit Jassy

Subjit has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry including 7 years at Colliers Erdman Lewis, 7 years at Legal and General Investment Management and Invista Real Estate Investment Management, and 9 years at Resolution Property... Read more

steve lees Caroline Legg

After graduation from Sheffield Hallam University in 1999 Caroline started her career in social housing development which provided a varied experience base to enable her to complete the RICS APC process... Read more

steve leesSteve Lees

Steve joined Countrywide Surveying Services in 2002 after gaining his status as a Chartered Member (MRICS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2001, predominantly practising in the West Midlands as a valuation surveyor... Read more

If you would like to be a LionHeart ambassador or would like to find out more about the role, please email our Mental Health Project Coordinator Jo Grant:
Helpline 0845 6039057* or     024 7646 6696