David has worked in the property industry for over 30 years. From noble beginnings as a negotiator in Wimbledon, to the running of countless senior management teams, he has worked across virtually every aspect of the property market throughout his career.
David was on the Board of a well-known estate agency from 2001 to 2011, where he transformed the loss-making lettings agency into a profitable, thriving business. He also became Commercial Director of LSL Property Services in 2007, whilst remaining the Managing Director of LSL Corporate Client Department which he started in 2008 until April 2014. For the two years prior to joining Marsh & Parsons David was the Managing Director of LSL’s nine independent estate agency businesses in addition to being responsible for LSL’s acquisitions.
David offers a wealth of knowledge and experience, and draws great pride & satisfaction from developing others to help them achieve their goals.
Michael started with Leo Burnett as a trainee at Procter and Gamble. In 1971 he joined Ogilvy and Mather, becoming a Board Director in 1975, Deputy Managing Director in 1979 and Managing Director in 1980. Michael was appointed to the Worldwide Board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1983. Whilst at O&M his clients included American Express, Ford, Shell, Beecham, Unilever and Guinness. He joined Abbott Mead Vickers in September 1986 as Chief Executive and became Chairman and Group Chief Executive of AMV plc in January 1997. For the past 15 years, AMV has been the No.1 advertising agency in the UK. Michael sat on both the Worldwide Board and the European Board of BBDO and was a non-executive Director of Debenhams and RHM. In February 2007, Michael became Chairman of The Mill Group – the world’s leading film visual effects company, at the same time as becoming a non-executive Director and consultant to Marsh & Parsons, advising on business strategy. He became Chairman of Marsh & Parsons in April 2011.
Chris, a qualified Chartered Accountant, joined the Marsh & Parsons board as Finance Director in 2013. Since graduating from Oxford University, Chris has accumulated 20 years’ experience across a broad range of sectors, including an early career at Trafalgar House plc, where he worked in property, construction, engineering and internal audit. He then spent seven years at the BBC in various roles, including Head of Business & Finance for Radio 4, managing the network’s £80m annual budget. Chris’ most recent roles, prior to joining Marsh & Parsons, combined work with a passion at the British Horseracing Authority, the sport’s governing body. Joining initially as Finance Director, his role expanded to Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive.
Helen joined the Marsh & Parsons Management Board in 2014 to drive growth and run head office operations. Having graduated from Manchester Metropole with a Retail Marketing degree, Helen started her career on the Sainsbury’s graduate finance training scheme, spending 13 years working across the business in a variety of roles. The highlight from this time was developing and landing the Sainsbury’s ‘Local’ brand; a pioneering concept that lead the way for many other similar businesses. In 2002, Helen moved to Tesco, where she joined the Property team as Planning & Design Director during the strongest period of the Tesco growth. Supporting the growth of Tesco brand formats from Express to Extras, Helen rolled out multiple new stores and concepts across the estate, supporting the Tesco diversification into clothing, non food, pharmacies etc. More recently, Helen was the Managing Director of UK Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions at Barclays, where she provided advisory support to the UK board and delivered the re-brand of 1,000 high street branches throughout the UK.
Helen currently sits on the CIMA Board, and with experience of growing people and talent from within an organisation, she has also spent many years coaching and mentoring, in particular female executives who are taking the next step in their career. Married, and with two children, Helen cites her pride in having a hand in regenerating the high street via Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express and Barclays Bank – the perfect experience for Marsh & Parsons’ growth plans in London.
Having grown up in the West Country, Alex moved to London over 20 years ago. He worked in marketing and events for several years; running a number of successful and high profile public shows, before joining Marsh & Parsons' Fulham office on Moore Park Road. At the time, the office was known as the local estate agent, Vanstons, and when Marsh & Parsons took over the Vanstons brand in 2006, Alex remained with the office and played an integral role in making it one of Fulham's most successful estate agencies.
Upon opening our Bishop's Park office, Alex oversaw both our Fulham office and our Bishop's Park office, then becoming Regional Sales Director of South West London with a remit to oversee the Fulham, Bishop's Park, Brook Green, Askew Road, Barnes, East Sheen and Richmond offices as a member of the Management Board. In May 2017, Alex became overall Sales Director at Marsh & Parsons.
Patrick moved to London from Australia in 1999 to complete his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music. He started a job with Hamptons International and within a year was lettings manager of their Islington office. Patrick has created efficient and professional lettings teams from Islington to Richmond and having been an area manager covering the Richmond, Wimbledon and Chiswick areas he left to join Marsh & Parsons to set up the new Chelsea lettings office. In September of 2006 Patrick took over the south & west lettings regions and established five new offices and lettings teams as part of Marsh & Parsons' rapid network expansion. He is now responsible for running the entire lettings department for Marsh & Parsons. Backed by his ARLA qualifications and understanding of the relevant legislation, he has always offered the market a 'Lettings Service' that achieves great results and establishes effective client/agent relationships.
Lead Director of Residential Development & Investment
During his 15 years of working in the central London residential development market, Charles ran the development land team at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he advised on some of the most high profile developments in London including One Hyde Park, The In & Out Club and the John Lewis Clearings warehouses in Chelsea. He also launched and led the Development Consultancy Team at GVA, advising on a broad range of projects across London on behalf of clients in both the public and private sectors, including the development scheme at Archway Tower.
Charles went on to join Marsh & Parsons to build a residential development platform for the business, which aims to provide a comprehensive “Asset Evolution” service to its clients over the development life-cycle. This service will include development consultancy, affordable housing, planning, development land disposals & acquisitions, along with new homes sales and investments.
Marcus joined Marsh & Parsons in 2016 having previously worked in a range of B2B and B2C roles. Over the last 15 years, Marcus has led and delivered creative, ROI-driven marketing and sales strategies across business services, business hospitality, business intelligence and technology sectors. Working closely with our Chairman Michael Baulk, Marcus is focused on driving our differentiated brand strategy, further developing our approach to delivering an exceptional digital customer experience, as well as executing marketing activities that support our Sales, Lettings and New Homes divisions.
Born in the hospital where The Latitude building now stands in Clapham South, Thomas spent his early years living 'between the commons' and attending King's Avenue Primary School. He graduated from university in 1997, and then went on to travel the Far East and Africa for a number of years, teaching English along the way. On his return, Thomas settled back into Clapham, working initially in the City and then in 2004 moved into estate agency, gaining a few years of experience before joining Marsh & Parsons in 2006 as the Clapham Old Town Sales Manager. Thomas became Associate Director in 2011, and then in 2016 took on responsibility for sales operations across South, North and East London as Regional Sales Director.
Ben has 15 years' experience in the property market, 10 of which have been spent at Marsh & Parsons in a variety of roles from Negotiator through to Manager, Director and now Regional Sales Director. Ben is responsible for overseeing 12 branches in prime central, west and south-west London. Known for his boundless enthusiasm and drive for perfection, Ben is a true ambassador for outstanding service to drive exceptional results. Married with two children, he enjoys cooking in his spare time and has recently developed a rather obsessive passion for running.
After graduating from Robert Gordon's Aberdeen University with a degree in Hospitality Management, Graeme moved to London in 2002 to open a bar in Clapham, which he managed for three years. Following this, he decided to pursue his interest in property, working initially for a well-known estate agent in Battersea. After two and a half years he joined Marsh & Parsons and was working as a lettings manager since January 2007, firstly in the Clapham office and then moving to Battersea in June 2008, where he continued to contribute to strengthening the Marsh & Parsons brand 'south of the river.' He then directed operations in Brook Green and the surrounding area, including Bishop's Park and Askew Road.
Graeme now oversees lettings across 12 of our thriving branches, including Pimlico, South Kensington, Chelsea, Earl's Court, Fulham, Bishop's Park, Brook Green, Askew Road, Shoreditch, Tufnell Park, Camden and Marylebone.
Anna graduated with a degree in Business & French from Birmingham University in 2004, during which she spent a year working for the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Soon after, she moved to west London, and began her property career with a Chiswick-based estate agent, later managing a Knightsbridge estate agent. In 2007, Anna joined the Marsh & Parsons Brook Green office as Lettings Manager, where her fluent French came in handy in dealing with the large French community. She then became Lettings Director of our flagship Notting Hill branch and surrounding. Anna was appointed to the Management Board in June 2013 where her extensive knowledge of the central London lettings market plays a huge part in the development and growth of our lettings business.