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LionHeart Trustees

Our board of trustees is chaired by:

Jayne Maclennan  

Richard Serra
Jayne Maclennan is a general practice chartered surveyor, having held senior positions with FirstGroup for over 20 years. 
Jayne has extensive experience of a trustee’s role, also being a board member of the Scottish Association of Mental Health and StepChange, a debt management charity.
She wanted to become more involved in the work of LionHeart having witnessed at close hand the support, advice and fellowship it can offer to surveyors facing difficult times. 



Our other trustees are:


Dayle Bayliss, BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS MCIOB MCABE - Vice-Chairman

Richard SerraDayle 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.
In 2012, Dayle won Suffolk Young Business Person of the Year. Dayle is a social media champion and is keen to help LionHeart harness the potential of social media to increase its reach.
She says: “As a small business owner the access to welfare support that is available to RICS members is an amazing resource that I'm proud to be associated with."


Charles A Follows, MBA BSC FRICS - Treasurer 

Richard Serra
After a successful career in property investment Charles Follows decided to give some of his expertise in investment and finance to LionHeart. 
As a trustee and honorary treasurer Charles has helped LionHeart grow and develop services that are beneficial to its members. 
Charles is keen to use his business skills to help those that have business and life difficulties and help members return to success.     







James Allan, FRICS MCIAIB  

Richard SerraJames Allan qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1965. After retiring in 2004, James remained involved with the industry and worked with RICS as an honorary secretary until 2010.  
He has been a trustee of LionHeart since 2006 and has worked tirelessly to improve cooperation between LionHeart and RICS. James has excellent knowledge of LionHeart’s structure, having contributed to making recent changes. He hopes to assist LionHeart grow in stature and widen its areas of support.   




Andrew Carrick, BSc (Hons) MRICS  

Richard SerraAndrew Carrick has been an active member of RICS Matrics London committee for about 10 years, with roles including chairman and vice-chair.  
Andrew has significant experience as a valuation surveyor, specialising in leasehold reform valuations and negotiations. Andrew was a member of LionHeart’s welfare service committee for four years, when he directly witnessed the support LionHeart provided to its members. 
He joined as a Trustee to develop LionHeart’s mission and increase the number of members using the charity's support network.   



James Grierson, BLE MBA DipM MCIM FRICS    

Richard Serra
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. 
Moving to DTZ on the sale of the Donaldsons business, he was appointed a Senior Director and Head of Public Sector. Since leaving DTZ in 2014, he has concentrated on a portfolio of consultancy, investment and non-executive roles.  
James is delighted to be a LionHeart trustee and is keen to give something back to the profession and support surveyors facing real challenges.   



Alan Day, BSc MRICS 

Richard Serra
After a distinguished career at C&W Alan Day now acts as a consultant for the building industry. His experience in managing major capital building projects and landlord and tenant disputes brings real expertise to the financial and debt advice LionHeart provides to members.  
Alan is deeply involved in charity work, constructing a school in Tanzania for the charity Schools around the World. He is keen to use his experience as advisor to the Mayor’s Office in London to contribute to developing the quality of the welfare provided to LionHeart’s members, helping the charity drive forward its mission.   



Peter McCrea, FRICS FCIArb

Richard Serra
After 25 years in private practice, largely specialising in dispute resolution, Peter was appointed a surveyor member of the Lands Tribunal in 2013. 
Peter has strong links with the RICS at all levels.
He hopes to build on this close working relationship between the profession and LionHeart to help surveyors and their families during times of need.       







Katie Leppard, MRICS
Richard SerraAfter 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.



Richard Serra, MRICS
Richard SerraRichard Serra qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2000 and as a chartered town planner in 2006.  His career as a planning and development specialist has included periods at Cushman & Wakefield, GVA and Savills.  He has been involved in a wide range of development and regeneration projects across the UK.  He has been head of property and planning at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club since June 2015 and has overseen the consenting of the club’s new stadium development.

 Richard is honoured to have been appointed a trustee of LionHeart and looks forward to working with colleagues to deliver invaluable support for fellow surveyors and their families.

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