Leadership

We have a highly experienced and stable senior team, led by our founders Duncan and Matt, and our CEOs Richard and Catherine.  Expertise that puts you in the best of hands!

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Duncan Rendall

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Group Chairman

BA(Hons Oxon), Barrister, MBA (London), FTPI

It was while studying for an MBA at London Business School that Duncan joined with Matt Rittner to start Rendall & Rittner in 1990. Duncan s ...

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It was while studying for an MBA at London Business School that Duncan joined with Matt Rittner to start Rendall & Rittner in 1990. Duncan specialises in advising lessees and landlords on freehold acquisitions, RTM applications and management disputes. He has been appointed by the First-tier Tribunal to some of Central London's landmark schemes and was chairman of ARMA from 2005 - 2007. In July 2022 he became Chairman of Rendall & Rittner. He is also Chairman of Odevo (UK).

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Matt Rittner

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Founding Director

MTPI

Matt founded Rendall & Rittner in 1990 with his business partner Duncan Rendall. With over 30 year’s property management experience, Matt’s ...

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Matt founded Rendall & Rittner in 1990 with his business partner Duncan Rendall. With over 30 year’s property management experience, Matt’s specialises in advising lessees and landlords on freehold acquisitions, RTM applications and management disputes. He continues to help manage some developments and has been appointed by the First-tier Tribunal to several central London schemes.

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Richard Daver

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Group CEO

BSc(Hons), FTPI, FCIH, FRICS

Richard joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 to head up the specialist team providing long term consultancy and management services to developer ...

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Richard joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 to head up the specialist team providing long term consultancy and management services to developers. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Richard has over 30 years property management experience spanning local authority, housing association and the private sector. In his previous role as Managing Director, Richard made a substantial contribution to the growth of the company, its awards and accreditations, and the long term strategic business planning required to ensure high standards are met. Richard was promoted to Group CEO in July 2022.

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Catherine Riva

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CEO Rendall & Rittner Ltd

BSc(Hons), MTPI, CIHCM, Dip HE, AssocRICS

Catherine has 25 years’ experience spanning both the public and private housing sectors and joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 to assist in th ...

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Catherine has 25 years’ experience spanning both the public and private housing sectors and joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 to assist in the set-up of the New Development Team. Due to her extensive management experience, Catherine specialises in the provision of consultancy and management services of often large and complex mixed use schemes and supervises the subsequent management of them. She also leads on the companies' corporate social responsibility initiatives. Catherine was promoted to CEO of Rendall & Rittner Limited in July 2022.

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Parimal Patel

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Group CFO

BA(Hons), MBA, FCCA

Parimal is an experienced CFO with a career built in world class global professional services, real estate advisory and investment businesse ...

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Parimal is an experienced CFO with a career built in world class global professional services, real estate advisory and investment businesses. He is strategic with a reputation for operational excellence, sustained profit improvement and building high performing teams. Since joining the Rendall and Rittner board of Directors in 2021, he is responsible for the overall Group Finance and Client Accounting functions. He became CFO of Odevo (UK) in July 2022.

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John Bromilow

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CIO

BEng(Hons)

John is a senior technology leader, innovator and digital strategist. John joined Rendall & Rittner Ltd in 2019 to develop and lead the comp ...

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John is a senior technology leader, innovator and digital strategist. John joined Rendall & Rittner Ltd in 2019 to develop and lead the company’s technology strategy. A widely respected technology leader, John has over 15 years' experience delivering technology solutions in the property and construction sectors.

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Sue Petri

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Director

BA, FTPI

Sue has worked in property management for over 20 years. She has strategic oversight of risk management and oversees the work of both the Le ...

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Sue has worked in property management for over 20 years. She has strategic oversight of risk management and oversees the work of both the Legal and Health & Safety teams. Prior to joining Rendall & Rittner she ran her own consultancy firm and was involved in many projects, utilising her industry knowledge to provide strategic and operational support to both developers and leasehold managing agents.

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Daniel Steer

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Director (London)

BSc(Hons), MTPI, AssocRICS

Dan has more than 18 years property management experience. Alongside his position on the Rendall & Rittner board of Directors, he also manag ...

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Dan has more than 18 years property management experience. Alongside his position on the Rendall & Rittner board of Directors, he also manages one of our four London divisions which predominately focuses on new developments. Dan also heads up our procurement team and sits on the company Health and Safety committee and is involved in several business development initiatives.

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Wale Oladunjoye

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Director (London)

BSc(Hons), MTPI, AssocRICS

Wale joined Rendall & Rittner in November 2009 to head the property management team overseeing Royal Arsenal Riverside and other large mixed ...

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Wale joined Rendall & Rittner in November 2009 to head the property management team overseeing Royal Arsenal Riverside and other large mixed use developments in the South East London area. Wale now sits on the Rendall & Rittner board of Directors, as well as running one of our four London divisions where he oversees teams that specialise in managing large phased mixed-use developments, as well as traditional blocks and estates.

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Paul Denton

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Director (London)

MTPI

Paul joined Rendall & Rittner in 2010 to oversee management of a number of prestigious and complex mixed-use developments in London. Paul is ...

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Paul joined Rendall & Rittner in 2010 to oversee management of a number of prestigious and complex mixed-use developments in London. Paul is now on the board of Directors of Rendall & Rittner Limited and oversees the management of one of our London divisions, as well as being a member of our Health & Safety Executive Committee.

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Catherine Orezzi

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HR Director

MA, MCIPD

Cat joined Rendall & Rittner in 2017 and has more than 20 years HR experience, working across a variety of industries, both UK and globally. ...

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Cat joined Rendall & Rittner in 2017 and has more than 20 years HR experience, working across a variety of industries, both UK and globally. Cat is responsible for people and performance plans at Rendall & Rittner, including recruiting talent into the company, the onboarding and induction process, and the ongoing training and development of employees. Cat also leads on our wellbeing and diversity strategies. She heads the HR team of 20, who support our office and on-site colleagues across all areas of HR. She has a wealth of experience in employment law, including TUPE and reorganisations, and is responsible for advising the company on its employment legal obligations. She joined our Board in February 2023 having previously been a Board member of Rendall & Rittner Operations Ltd. Cat is also leading on some HR initiatives across our sister companies in the UK.

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William Hammond

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Finance Director

BSc, FCA

William is a Chartered Accountant responsible for the company's accounting and finance functions, as well as various elements of client acco ...

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William is a Chartered Accountant responsible for the company's accounting and finance functions, as well as various elements of client accounting. Prior to Rendall & Rittner, William was a financial controller at Deutsche Bank and was subsequently a Vice President at JP Morgan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and undertook his accountancy training with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Stephen Ellman

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Director

FTPI

Stephen joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 and is responsible for integrating new business and client liaison. With over 30 years' property ma ...

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Stephen joined Rendall & Rittner in 2006 and is responsible for integrating new business and client liaison. With over 30 years' property management experience, Stephen was joint managing director of Gross Fine and is a founding member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA). He stepped down from the Board in February 2023 but remains a valued Director.

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Lee Johnson

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Divisional Director (South West)

MTPI, AssocRICS, FInstLM

Lee joined Rendall and Rittner in October 2021 as Divisional Director for the South West. This is a region that covers from Hampshire throu ...

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Lee joined Rendall and Rittner in October 2021 as Divisional Director for the South West. This is a region that covers from Hampshire through to Cornwall. Having ended a career as a Royal Naval Officer in 2006, Lee worked for 10 years for another managing agent in London and the South East, supporting the management of properties with between 4 and 1,000 flats within them, culminating in a portfolio of 4,000 flats. Lee is a Fellow the Institute of Leadership and Management, a member of The Property Institute and an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Karen Gray

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Divisional Director

MTPI, AssocRICS

Karen joined Rendall & Rittner in January 2013. She has over 30 years’ experience within property management which has included managing com ...

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Karen joined Rendall & Rittner in January 2013. She has over 30 years’ experience within property management which has included managing complex mixed-tenure new build schemes. Karen is also experienced in representing clients at First-tier Tribunals and court proceedings.

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Michael Wareham

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Divisional Director (South)

MTPI, AssocRICS, NEBOSH

Michael has more than 15 years’ experience in Residential Property Management. He joined Rendall & Rittner in early 2022 as Divisional Direc ...

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Michael has more than 15 years’ experience in Residential Property Management. He joined Rendall & Rittner in early 2022 as Divisional Director for our South region. He has managed prestigious developments with large on site and Property Manager teams, as well as steering company initiatives and growth. Michael has developed as strong client base along the South Coast and in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Essex and Greater London. He is a Member of The Property Institute, an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and passed his NEBOSH Health and Safety certificates in 2015.

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Jonathan Astle

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Divisional Director (Midlands)

BSc(Hons), MTPI, AssocRICS

Jonathan joined Rendall & Rittner in May 2016. He has been in the industry for 18 years at both property manager and director level. He is ...

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Jonathan joined Rendall & Rittner in May 2016. He has been in the industry for 18 years at both property manager and director level. He is responsible for our Midlands region and has worked on numerous large projects that have helped drive better value for customers. In addition, Jonathan has extensive experience with large and prestigious schemes including those with complex facilities, plant and machinery.

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Matt Kirk

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Divisional Director (North)

BA(Hons), MTPI, AssocRICS

Matt joined Rendall & Rittner in London in 2002, before moving to Manchester to open our northern office in 2008. Matt currently oversees o ...

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Matt joined Rendall & Rittner in London in 2002, before moving to Manchester to open our northern office in 2008. Matt currently oversees our northern region which includes around 60 employees looking after 7,000 managed flats and 12,000 ground rent properties, as well as our sales and lettings business. Matt is a former ARMA Council member and Chair of ARMA’s Technical Committee.

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Martin Hellenas

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Divisional Director (London)

MSc, BSc, ATPI

Martin has 15 years experience of residential property management with a number of leading companies. He joined Rendall & Rittner in 2019 a ...

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Martin has 15 years experience of residential property management with a number of leading companies. He joined Rendall & Rittner in 2019 as an Area Director and in late 2022 was promoted to Divisional Director of one of our London divisions. Martin is focused on the strategic management of his division and is working collaboratively to continue to build upon our success and to further develop the company’s portfolio.

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Jo Dowsett

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Head of Quality

MTPI, AssocRICS

Jo joined Rendall & Rittner in 2005 as a Property Manager and has over 20 years’ property management experience. In her former role as a Di ...

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Jo joined Rendall & Rittner in 2005 as a Property Manager and has over 20 years’ property management experience. In her former role as a Divisional Director, she lead our move into the Midlands and opened the Milton Keynes office in 2016. In January 2023 she was appointed as Head of Quality to improve the customer journey and experience by developing strategies, processes and policies that will ensure the business is delivering the highest quality of service to all customers.

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Sam Short

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Systems Director

BA (Hons), MTPI, AssocRICS

Sam has almost twenty years of experience in Property Management, having been with Rendall & Rittner since 2003. In her previous role as a D ...

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Sam has almost twenty years of experience in Property Management, having been with Rendall & Rittner since 2003. In her previous role as a Divisional Director, Sam set up our Croydon office and was responsible for the management of schemes both in central London and through Surrey and Sussex. In 2020 Sam started working with our IT Department to develop our customer engagement platform and in January 2022 she was appointed as Systems Director.  Sam is the Product Lead on our new customer portal MyPlace, which was first launched in Spring 2023.

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Stewart Brown

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Operations Director - Rendall & Rittner Operations Ltd

Stewart joined Rendall & Rittner in 2008, following 11 years managerial experience in the customer service industry working for a prestigiou ...

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Stewart joined Rendall & Rittner in 2008, following 11 years managerial experience in the customer service industry working for a prestigious hotel chain. Based on his extensive management and customer service experience, Stewart now specialises in the management, training and development of on-site team members as well as recruitment, site inspections and consultancy work with regards to estate operations across our portfolio.

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