Our board of trustees is chaired by:
Our other trustees are:
James Grierson started his career as a general practice surveyor at Knight Frank before joining Donaldsons, becoming an equity partner, board member and chairman of the consulting business.
Dayle Bayliss is an independent chartered building surveyor based in Suffolk. In 2011 Dayle undertook an MSc in building conservation to further fulfil her passion for historic buildings, completing this alongside growing her business.
After qualifying as a rural practice surveyor in Cheshire, Katie moved to Oxford and after many enjoyable years working her way up to partnership level at Cluttons, she left the corporate world to set up her own company in 2009. Katie proudly delivers management, valuation and professional services to a broad range of clients across the residential, commercial, and rural sectors and loves the flexibility that a small independent company is able to offer.
Katie is delighted to be a trustee of LionHeart and is looking forward to being part of a team that really makes a difference to fellow professionals and their families in their time of need.
Caroline Legg, MRICS
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.
After qualification Caroline moved into residential survey and valuation work with Countrywide Surveyors in London, before moving back to her native Yorkshire with the same company.
More recently she has been involved more in project management than field work.
She initially became involved with LionHeart's work as one of our mental health ambassadors, and hopes to contribute further to work on wellbeing and mental health awareness as a trustee.
James Williamson, FCA
James is a Chartered Accountant, and is the first trustee of LionHeart not to be a member of the RICS.
He spent much of his career working for an American multinational in financial and general management roles at European Director level and, before retirement, worked as a non-executive Finance Director for several small business across a broad range of industry sectors.
He has considerable experience of being a charity trustee as board member of two large Housing Association groups and as chair of the Shropshire Hills AONB and a trustee and Hon Treasurer of the National Association for AONBs.
He says: “For most of my career I gave nothing back to society and now in retirement get a huge amount of satisfaction helping those in less fortunate positions than myself.”
Kate Taylor, FRICS
Kate is an experienced RICS APC Assessor, APC auditor, RICS UK APC Appeal Panel and Chairperson with a passion for professional development. She has been involved with helping RICS Education Standards Board to update the valuation, residential and commercial real estate pathways for 2018.
Kate worked as a valuer in the VOA for 25 years, becoming a technical trainer and gaining an additional professional qualification in learning and development with CIPD.
Kate is also the author of the Commercial and Residential Property Quick Start Revision Guides and the Estates Gazette ‘Pathway to Success’ APC series.
She says: “As a LionHeart trustee I hope to support even more surveyors in a leadership role. I very much want to be part of the team since I admire the organisation and its work so much.”
Philip Nell, MRICS
Philip Nell is Head of UK Real Return Assets at LaSalle Investment Management with overall responsibility for ensuring effective investment of approximately £2.5 billion of funds.
He joined LaSalle in 2018 after 25 years in the real estate industry, including director positions at Hermes Investment Management and Aviva Investors.
He is a former member of the Governance and the Regulations Committees of the Association of Real Estate Funds, the Build to Rent Sub-Committee of the British Property Federation, and the Academic Faculty of the Investment Property Forum. He is currently a member of the MSCI UK Client Group, the RICS Commercial Property Forum and is the current Chair of the Investment Property Forum.
He says: “I look forward to using my experience to support my involvement with LionHeart’s investment committee, as well as contribute to the lives of those in the surveying profession, and their loved ones.”