SIMON BLAKEBROUGH - DIRECTOR
Simon’s fifteen years’ experience in commercial and residential property development includes management positions at Foxtons and Visium Group.
He brings his significant experience, passion and business knowledge to the day-to-day running of all client projects.
STEPHEN RODGER CA (SA), MBA - NON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Stephen has management experience at Coopers & Lybrand, Credit Suisse, Chase Manhattan and Pontin’s. He co-led the management group that purchased Pontin’s from Bass PLC for £57.5 million – at that time a record buy-out for the sector. Stephen has experience as an investor and advisor in variety of sectors, including oil and gas. He has a significant shareholding in Mintley Investment Limited, investments in hospitality across Europe and interests in Stryker Energy, part of Prospect Capital Corp (a NASDAQ listed company and one of the largest independent natural gas producers in the USA).
Stephen brings high-level strategic insight and access to significant investment capital to Roquebrook.
CHRIS EDWARDS - DIRECTOR
Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry working for leading contractors in traditional design and build and construction management.
For the last 18 years Chris has worked on a number of varied projects in the hotel sector including: Grosvenor House Hotel, Intercontinental Hyde Park Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Corinthia Hotel. His knowledge and experience has added significantly to the expertise of the Roquebrook team.
JAMES GONZALEZ - DIRECTOR
James started his commercial property career in Hong Kong with Richard Ellis. He has also worked for Healey & Baker in Lisbon and set up the commercial department for Hamptons International in Spain.
James has been involved in the development of commercial and residential properties in New York and London too.
JEREMY BROWN - DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR
Jeremy has over twenty years experience in Property Development. His expertise extends across Acquisitions, Site Assembly, Project Planning, Financial Viability and the implementing of pre-determined exit strategies.
Jeremy has amassed a wealth of experience working with a number of the larger Registered Social Landlords and Private Investment Companies and has been directly involved in working with the Homes and Communities Agency on highly complex projects. Project reporting and ensuring deliverability and profitability are some of his key attributes.
DAVID O’NEIL - DEVELOPMENT CONTROLLER
David O’Neil has thirty years post qualification experience specialising in the property investment and development sectors. He is experienced in leading teams in all aspects of the development process from initial appraisal to project delivery ranging in value from £5M – £250M.
Previous directorships with Duke Lease, Dawney Day, Wilson Connolly and Y J Lovell. A creative thinker and skilled negotiator utilising prudence and professionalism to solve problems and achieve maximum returns from any given opportunity.
LISA RAE FCCA - FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Lisa is employed as the Financial Controller at Roquebrook, and deals with the day to day accounting for the group Lisa trained at KPMG, and has 12 years of experience gained in auditing and transaction services for clients in the construction, manufacturing and government sectors.
More recently, Lisa was Assistant Professor of Accounting at Richmond the American International University in London, specialising in the lecturing of management accounting and Excel spreadsheet modelling.
FRANCES HALLWORTH-NOBLE - PA TO SIMON BLAKEBROUGH
Frances joined Roquebrook in July 2017, having worked exclusively for Private Families and Heads of Corporates in a career spanning 20 years providing executive PA support. Over this time, she discovered a passion for providing a valued service that removed the noise from her clients day-to-day business or personal lives.
Frances brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge to support the Roquebrook team on all of their project deliverables.