Our Staff & Board

The Ethical Property Company is run by a staff team of 80 based within our Centres across the UK. Our Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations and HR departments are based in our Oxford Head Office, working alongside tenants in The Old Music Hall.

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Our Board

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    Paul Bellack

    Non-executive Director
    Paul joined the company in 1999 after 19 years with Sun Life of Canada as Property Fund Manager. Paul founded and runs a commercial property investment company and has worked with social change groups including the Big Issue and Out Of This World on a variety of property matters.
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    Tim Farazmand

    Non-executive Director
    Tim has over 20 years’ experience in private equity with LDC, 3i, Royal Bank of Scotland and Catalyst Fund Management. Since April 2014 Tim has been Chairman for The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA).
  • Mark Luntley

    Mark Luntley

    Non-executive Director
    Mark joined Ethical Property in 2013 and Chairs the Boards of Oxford Credit Union and Westmill Windfarm Co-op as well as being a Board member of Westmill Solar Coop, Soha Housing Association and Energy4All. He is also a Finance Director, currently leading a project to create a local authority bonds agency in the UK.
  • Susan Ralphs

    Susan Ralphs

    Executive Director
    Susan is Ethical Property’s Managing Director, taking over in 2011 after four years as our Finance Director. A qualified Chartered Accountant, she previously worked for Oxfam, before moving on to the role of Finance Director at YWCA England and Wales in 1995.
  • Lisa Tenant

    Lisa Tenant

    Non-executive Director
    After developing her own social business, and working in the property and consultancy sectors, Lisa joined Ethical Property in 2013.  She is currently Executive Director of a public/private partnership in Ayrshire, Scotland, a Non Executive Director of NHS Ayrshire and is a Board member of the newly formed Scottish Police authority.
  • John Whitaker

    John Whitaker

    Non-executive Director, Chair of the Board
    After 25 years in the corporate sector, John has worked with charities for 20 years including 12 years as Deputy Director of Oxfam GB. He currently chairs the Ethical Property Foundation and BUILD (Building Understanding through International Links for Development) and is a Trustee of Transform Drug Policy.

Our Senior Management Team

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    Jonathan Davies

    Operations Director
    Jonathan joined Ethical Property in 2016, previously a Director of a developer Housing Association responsible for corporate services and executive lead for a culture change programme enabling growth and raising performance. His operations and supply chain background in industry and Big 4 consulting featured operations transformation, procurement and service improvement delivery.
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    Nick Forster

    Special Projects Director
    Having worked for a number of charities managing teams, projects and programmes, Nick joined Ethical Property in 2013. Nick manages Ethical Property’s regional Property Management teams and Head Office Operations and Human Resources departments and has specific responsibility for the delivery of the company’s social objectives.
  • Penny Gardner

    Penny Gardner

    Finance Director
    After working in both the manufacturing and motor industries, Penny has since held senior Finance roles in the social housing sector and in local government including seven years as Head of Finance for Oxford City Council. She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.
  • Conrad Peberdy

    Conrad Peberdy

    Director of Development
    Conrad joined Ethical Property in December 2009 having previously worked as Managing Director of Bristol East Side Traders; an innovative Bristol based regeneration company. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities, partnerships and the acquisition of new Centres.
  • Susan Ralphs

    Susan Ralphs

    Managing Director
    Susan is Ethical Property’s Managing Director, taking over in 2011 after four years as our Finance Director. A qualified Chartered Accountant, she previously worked for Oxfam, before moving on to the role of Finance Director at YWCA England and Wales in 1995.

Our Staff

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    Sam Astill

    Property Manager, Bristol
    Sam joined The Ethical Property Company in 2015 and looks after the buildings in Bristol, and enjoys the sense of community that has developed within them. He has worked for a number of charities across Bristol since 2001 and is an enthusiastic supporter of ethical and third sector organisations.
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    Holly Brasier

    Management Accountant
    Having previously worked in childcare before moving into finance in 2007, Holly joined Ethical Property in 2012 as Finance Assistant and has since completed her level 4 diploma in accountancy.
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    Andrew Brewin

    Management Account
    Andy joined Ethical Property in 2011 having qualified as a Management Accountant in 2004 and previously worked at Taylor Wimpey. He now also runs a mobile bicycle repair business and is therefore responsible for ensuring we all get to work each day.
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    Mike Butler

    Consultant
    Mike has been working with Ethical Property since 2001 and has worked on projects including Brighton Junction and the Social Justice and Human Rights Centre, as well as the setting up of the Ethical Property Foundation.
  • Sarah Campbell

    Sarah Campbell

    Regional Manager, South West
    Sarah joined Ethical Property in 2012 having spent 10 years working for the Meningitis Research Foundation, latterly as Head of Fundraising. She also volunteers with Secret World Wildlife Sanctuary and is a trustee for Temwa, a charity dealing with sustainable community development in Malawi.
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    Laura Campbell

    Head of HR and internal comms
    Laura graduated in 2001 with a BSc in Psychology and has since gained a PgDip in Human Resource Management as well as membership of the CIPD. Prior to joining Ethical Property in 2010 she worked for YWCA England & Wales and The University of Oxford.
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    Edward Carter

    Regional Manager South East
    Edward joined Ethical Property in February 2016. At university he studied Law and has a MA in Housing Practice, as well as being a Prince2 Practitioner. Edward gained experience in property and estate management at a medium sized RSL (Registered Social Landlord) and managing a customer focused team at the University of Westminster.
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    Gareth Chamberlain

    Property Manager, Cardiff
    Gareth joined Ethical Property in 2016 after working at the Department Of Transport in Swansea as the programme management office manager and then as facilities and estates manager. Before joining the Department of Transport he worked at the Royal Mail for 25 years as a project manager, working on transport projects and accommodation and office planning projects.
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    Ben Coles

    Building Maintenance Manager, London
    Ben joined Ethical Property in April 2012 after acquiring a BA in Film from Southampton University. Ben is responsible for the maintenance of the building and works closely with the Centre Manager to ensure all building services are delivered.
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    Hazel Conduit

    Property Manager, Sheffield
    Hazel joined Ethical Property in 2015 and has a background working for a number of local and national charities on community-based regeneration projects. Hazel is responsible for the management and maintenance of Scotia Works and is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-2pm.
  • Polly Crockett

    Polly Crockett

    Operations Assistant
    Polly joined Ethical Property in 2014 after graduating from the University of Essex in the same year with a BSc in Animal Science. Her previous experience has been in retail sectors.
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    David Fells

    Centre Manager, Bristol
    David has worked at Ethical Property since September 2015. David has a BA in Film, Theatre and Television. Previously he spent 8 years as Manager of the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton. He is passionate about environmental issues and is always looking for ways to make the Bristol buildings more environmentally friendly.
  • Heike Gabernowitz

    Heike Gabernowitz

    Property Manager, Manchester
    Heike joined Ethical Property in 2010 after many years working in the book industry in Germany. She moved to Manchester in 2005 as an administrator and manager for a publicly-funded project supporting long- term unemployed people into self-employment.
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    Susannah Hall

    Office and Services Administrator
    Susannah joined the Ethical Property Bristol team in July 2015, she looks after bookings and services admin. She has a BA in Theatre and Film studies and a keen interest in social justice and the environment. Prior to joining Ethical Property she worked in the Social Enterprise and Charity Sector.
  • Simon Halls

    Simon Halls

    Marketing Manager
    Simon worked for a variety of private and public sector organisations including the Sector Skills Council for Retail and EF Education prior to joining Ethical Property in 2010. He is responsible for all our marketing activity and recently completed an MSc in Environmental Development.
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    Andy Higson

    Operations Manager
    Andrew joined us in October 2005 as a Property Manager following completion of a Law Degree and PgDip having previously worked for the Ministry of Defence and Stena Line Ferries. Since 2007 he has managed The Old Music Hall while assisting the Board in company secretarial matters.
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    Louisa Langridge

    HR Officer
    Lou joined us in February 2011, she previously worked for Thames Valley Police, the NHS. Lou has over 11 years’ experience working in HR and has gained the CIPD Diploma in HR Practice, the level 5 CIPD in HR Management and is an Associate Member.
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    Jonathan Macaskill

    Regional Manager, North and Midlands
    Jonathan joined Ethical Property in March 2016, having previously worked in a variety of senior roles for national charities, developing and managing services for people with a learning disability. Jonathan’s experience of supporting dispersed teams, across a wide geographical area, will be useful in managing the North and Midlands Region.
  • Natalie Moss

    Natalie Moss

    Executive Assistant
    Natalie joined Ethical Property in 2015 after leaving a role in local government. Prior to that she worked in a civilian role for the police (Oxford Safer Communities Partnership) and voluntarily for a charity providing primary education to children in the Gambia. Natalie provides support to our MD and Senior Management Team.
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    Saul Neill

    Property Manager, Brighton
    Saul has worked for Ethical Property since May 2014. With a varied background in building and maintenance work, Saul has previously worked with various inspirational companies as well as on installations of renewable energies in sunny Cornwall. Saul continues to pursue his lifelong interest in the health, martial and meditative traditions of China. Previously gaining a degree in Acupuncture, Saul continues to teach and work as a healer in his spare time.
  • Jo Newens

    Jo Newens

    Property Manager, Edinburgh
    Jo joined Ethical Property in 2014 having previously worked for an architectural practice in Central London and as Spa Manager at a luxury hotel. She volunteers with Riding for the Disabled in her spare time and runs marathons for fun.
  • Harriet Oldridge

    Harriet Oldridge

    Office and Services Administrator, Bath
    Harriet joined Ethical Property in 2015. She manages all of our bookings for the Friends Meeting House and supports the Bath property management team. When not working at Ethical Property, she volunteers for Golden Oldies and Age UK as a DJ/tea lady and day centre helper respectively.
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    Maša Prvulović

    Sales Administrator
    Masa joined Ethical Property in 2016 having graduated with a BS cin Marketing Communications. She is a Croatian national who is also doing her MS in Psychology. Her previous experience has been in variety of sectors.
  • Johanna Quintanilla

    Johanna Quintanilla

    Centre Manager, London
    Johanna holds a MA in Public Management and a BA in Journalism - Mass Media Communication. She has worked for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and has more than 10 years experience in the formulating, monitoring, evaluation and diffusion of programmes and projects aimed at all artists, researchers and managers in the social and cultural sector.
  • Justine Rogers

    Justine Rogers

    Finance Project Manager
    Justine is Ethical Property’s Project Finance Manager, joining the company in 2015 to lead on all financial aspects of property sales/acquisitions and adhoc project work. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Justine has previously worked at Deloitte, AXA and GE Healthcare.
  • Claire Shakespeare

    Claire Shakespeare

    Centre Manager, Bath
    Claire has worked at Green Park Station for over eleven years having previously worked for a Bath newspaper and an environmental charity. Claire manages all aspects of our two properties in Bath and has a keen interest in environmental and social issues.
  • Gillian Smith

    Gillian Smith

    Finance Assistant
    Gillian has worked at Ethical Property since November 2014 and is the Finance Assistant responsible for Ethical Property’s Purchase Ledger. She has previously worked in the Finance Departments of various organisations including a charity, a law firm and the NHS.
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    Timothy Snelling

    Assistant Property Manager, Bath
    Tim joined the Ethical Property in 2015. Tim looks after all the maintenance in both of our Bath buildings and assists with events and the market.
  • John Sullivan

    John Sullivan

    Property Manager, Oxford
    John was appointed Property Manager at the Old Music Hall in 2014. John has many years of experience in project management within the manufacturing industry and covered a wide range of roles at an Oxford based commercial social enterprise that provided work experience and training to people with employment handicaps.
  • Cate Teideman

    Cate Teideman

    Head of Finance
    Cate joined Ethical Property in November 2015 and has previously worked as an accountant in banking and opera. She completed a BA Hons in Sustainable Performance Management and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
  • Emma Tracy

    Emma Tracy

    Sales and Development Manager
    Emma joined the company in 2014 after working in a variety of fundraising and development positions in the not-for-profit sector, including the Oxfordshire Community Foundation. Emma is responsible for leading on sales enquiries for all our properties, including The Foundry.
  • Andrew Warne

    Andrew Warne

    Operations Assistant
    Andrew joined The Ethical Property Company in 2014 having graduated from Bristol University with a BA in Music previously worked in the charity and retail sectors. He assists our Operations Manager with a wide range of administrative tasks.
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    Sandra West

    Finance Assistant
    Sandy joined Ethical Property in February 2012 having previously worked for 10 years for a local bus company in various financial and administrative roles. She is now also studying for her Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
  • Tim Wheeler

    Tim Wheeler

    Finance Assistant
    Tim joined Ethical Property in November 2015, having worked primarily in the publishing and charity sectors previously, and still gets involved in volunteer fundraising for a local children and young adults hospice. He is responsible for the sales and purchase ledgers for Resource for London and The Foundry.