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LionHeart Trustees

Our board of trustees is chaired by:

Peter McCrea, FRICS FCIArb  

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.  

Our other trustees are:

Dayle Bayliss, BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS MCIOB MCABE - Vice-Chair
AlanDayle 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. 
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 

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.     

Andrew Carrick, BSc (Hons) MRICS  
Andrew Carrick has been an active member of RICS Matrics London committee for over 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, directly witnessing the support LionHeart provided to RICS members. 
He joined as a Trustee to develop LionHeart’s mission and help increase the number of members using the charity's support network.   

James Grierson, BLE MBA DipM MCIM FRICS    
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.   

Katie Leppard, MRICS
AlanAfter 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
AlanRichard 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.

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.

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