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LionHeart Trustees

Our board of trustees is chaired by:

Richard Lewis,BA (Hons) FRICS - Chair 


Richard SerraAfter a successful career in commercial agencies and as an independent developer, Richard Lewis became Property Director at Town Centre Securities PLC. 
Richard became aware of LionHeart’s work when a colleague suggested he might like to volunteer for us. Richard is involved with the charity International Voluntary service, and hopes to use his experience of voluntary sector organisations to contribute towards the development of LionHeart services and membership. 
He believes: "After a rewarding career it is incumbent upon us to support our colleagues."




Our other trustees are:


Charles A Follows, MBA BSC FRICS - Treasurer 

Richard SerraAfter 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.     







Caroline Pelham-Lane, MA FRICS MAPM 

Richard SerraCaroline Pelham-Lane is a valuer in the North-West of England. Having worked as a consultant in public and private services, Caroline has an all round view of the property industry.  
Caroline’s long involvement in the property industry helps her relate to the difficulties members can face.
As a trustee, she actively supports LionHeart’s mission of supporting members, and enjoys giving something back to a profession she loves.    






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 SerraJames 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.   




Jayne Maclennan 

Richard SerraJayne Maclennan is a general practice chartered surveyor, having held posts with FirstGroup for over 20 years. She now holds the position as the Group Director of Property and Environment.
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 in difficult times.



Alan Day, BSc MRICS 

Richard SerraAfter 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.   



Dayle Bayliss, BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS MCIOB MCABE 

Richard SerraDayle Bayliss is an independent chartered building surveyor in Suffolk. In 2011 Dayle undertook an MSc in building conservation to further fulfil her passion for historic buildings, and she completed this whilst growing her business.
In 2012, Dayle won Suffolk Young Business Person of the Year. Dayle is a social media champion and sees the potential of social media in increasing the charity’s 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."


Peter McCrea, FRICS FCIArb

Richard SerraAfter 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 RICS at all levels, and hopes to build on the close working relationship between the profession and LionHeart to help surveyors and their families in times of need.       







Katie Leppard, MRICS
Richard Serra 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 and 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 make 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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