Our People

We are a committed team of project managers, cost consultants, engineers and building surveyors.

Our depth of industry experience is matched by our tenacious attention to detail. We foster a collaborative team spirit with absolute focus on delivery, development and innovation. Our reputation is based on the quality of our people and the service we deliver. The team are all specialists in their field with extensive experience and specific sector knowledge.

Meet the team.

James Duckworth

James Duckworth

Chairman

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, James founded Lysander in 2001 along with Neil Taylor. James' area of expertise is in providing strategic Project Management and Cost Consultancy advice to clients in the Records Management sector.

Tim Roles

Tim Roles

Joint Managing Director

Tim is a Chartered Building Surveyor who joined Lysander in 2015 having previously worked for Gazeley, The Arcadis Group and BNP Paribas. Tim specialises in Development & Fund Monitoring.

Richard May

Richard May

Joint Managing Director

A Chartered Building Surveyor & Chartered Project Manager, Richard joined Lysander in 2016. Richard has a wealth of experience across the public, commercial and private sectors and specialises in High End Residential.

Nils Wiesenmüller

Nils Wiesenmüller

Managing Director Germany

Nils is the Director in charge of the Lysander team based in Berlin, Germany. He has extensive experience in architectural design, project management and construction management.

Matthew Rhodes

Matthew Rhodes

Director

Matthew joined Lysander in 2015 and is an experienced Project Manager. He has a successful track record of delivering from concept through to sale of new build commercial, retail, mixed and refurbishment projects.

Simon Lichfield

Simon Lichfield

Director

A chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Manager, Simon's appointment further strengthens our building surveying and development monitoring offering to Investors, Developers and Occupiers.

Paul Rawden

Paul Rawden

Director

An experienced Project Manager, Paul joined Lysander in 2018 having previously worked for Henry Riley. Paul has a reputation for delivering projects on time and within budget for a wide range of clients.

Tim Oseman

Tim Oseman

Project Director

A Chartered Construction Manager and member of the Association of Project Managers, Tim has national and international experience in all sectors of construction.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Associate

Steve is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and experienced Project Manager. He has experience in delivering projects in the Warehouse & Logistics and Education sectors.

Peter Cowell

Peter Cowell

Associate

A chartered property & construction professional, Pete has over 18 years project and cost management experience. Pete previously worked for Arambol LLP and Monaghans.

Alan Salter

Alan Salter

Associate

A Chartered Building Surveyor, Alan has many years of experience in the construction industry. He previously worked for a global commercial construction company and as a main building contractor while running his own family business.

Jonathan Mepham

Jonathan Mepham

Senior Project Manager

An experienced Civil Engineer and Project Manager, Jonathan has worked for Lysander since it was founded in 2001. Jonathan has worked extensively on projects for Iron Mountain and Amazon.

Jonathan Friend

Jonathan Friend

Senior Project Manager

Jonathan is an experienced Project Manager who worked at Riley Consulting before joining Lysander. Jonathan is based in Newcastle and specialises in Due Diligence and Pre-Construction work.

Paul Batkin

Paul Batkin

Senior Project Manager

Paul has over 30 years construction experience and specialises in Value Engineering, Cost Management and Contract Administration. He has extensive experience of the Manufacturing and Distribution sector.

Ryan Port

Ryan Port

Senior Project Manager

An experienced Project Manager, Ryan has a degree in Commercial Management. He has strong Programme, Project and Cost Management skills and is experienced in new build, fit-outs and extensions.

Joe Edwards

Joe Edwards

Senior Project Manager

Joe studied Environmental Engineering and has a Masters in Engineering. He joined Lysander in 2016 and has extensive knowledge and experience of remedial technologies having worked on many sites across the UK and abroad.

Scott Wells

Scott Wells

Senior Project Manager

Scott studied Architecture at University and worked for a number of architectural practices before making the decision to retrain as a Building Surveyor. Scott has architectural flare and an eye for detail.

Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney

Senior Project Manager

Kevin joined Lysander's High-End Residential team in 2020. An experienced Project Manager and skilled Architectural Design professional, Kevin has worked with a range of clients including The Wellcome Trust and The Crown Estate.

Dominic Beha

Dominic Beha

Senior Project Manager

Dominic has extensive Project Management experience and is based in our Newcastle office. Dominic joined Lysander in 2020 having previously worked for Ward Robinson.

Phil Sowerby

Phil Sowerby

Senior Cost Manager

Phil has over thirty years of experience in the construction industry and specialises in cost management. His main area of expertise is in the commercial office and retail fit out sectors.

Jakpovi Igharha

Jakpovi Igharha

Senior Cost Manager

A chartered quantity surveyor, with consulting and contracting experience in civil engineering and building works. Jakpovi's expertise includes cost management, contract administration, value management and claim settlement.

Greg Allsopp

Greg Allsopp

Senior Cost Manager

Based in Newcastle, Greg joined the Lysander Cost Management team in June 2021. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor he has worked with clients across a wide variety of sectors; from banking and investments to serviced office providers.

Andy Phipps

Andy Phipps

Senior Project Manager

Andy has over 25 years experience as a project and programme manager in the property and retail industry. His expertise includes store design, construction delivery and feasibility project management.

Martin Forrest

Martin Forrest

Senior Project Manager

Martin is an experienced project management professional with an abundance of knowledge, experience, and transferable skills, predominantly gained within consultancy and client-side environments.

Mark Gough

Mark Gough

Senior Project Manager

Mark is an experienced construction professional and has over 25 years of experience in both cost and project management.

Matt Spiers

Matt Spiers

Senior Project Manager

Matt has a strong technical background in building surveying and a broad range of experience in project management. Matt is currently working on various projects for a valued client across the southeast.

Simon Sattler

Simon Sattler

Senior Project Manager

Simon is an experienced Project Manager and Member of the Association of Project Managers. Simon has extensive experience in the retail and hospitality sectors working client-side for many well known high street names.

Kerry Bidwell

Kerry Bidwell

Senior Project Manager

A highly effective Project Manager, Kerry has a design management and concept development background and has extensive experience in retail development, industrial manufacturing and renewable technologies.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Senior Project Manager

Michael has over 23 years’ experience managing, delivering and consulting on international construction and infrastructure development projects from inception to completion. He joins Lysander following an exemplary career in the British Army.

Callum Jackson

Callum Jackson

Project Manager

Callum joined Lysander as a Graduate Project Manager having studied Building Surveying at Nottingham Trent University. On completion of his degree, he worked for the Wernick Group for 5 years.

Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean

Project Manager

Jeremy is an experienced Project Manager. Prior to joining Lysander, Jeremy worked at Ikon Consultants on a range of projects across the Residential, Education and Commercial sectors.

Darius Hodges

Darius Hodges

Project Manager

An experienced Chartered Construction Manager responsible for delivering engineered innovative solutions. Expertise includes working for clients and contractors from development inception through to project handover.

Michael Dryden

Michael Dryden

Project Manager

Michael is based in our Newcastle office. Prior to joining Lysander, Michael served in the Royal Engineers for 15 years delivering construction projects in Kenya, The Falkland Islands and Afghanistan.

Lina Madsen

Lina Madsen

Project Manager

Lina joined the Lysander project management team in 2021. With a Bachelor's degree and Masters in Architecture, Lina is a creative and resourceful professional. Her expertise includes the commercial property sector, specialising in the transport and logistics area.

Grahame Baker

Grahame Baker

Project Manager

Grahame is a highly experienced project manager with over 40 years' experience. He has worked extensively in the retail sector and has a proven track record of delivering new builds, conversions and refurbishments on time and on budget.

Ollie Jones

Ollie Jones

Project Manager

Ollie recently completed his degree in Construction Management. Ollie continues to build his project management skills across the logistics and residential sectors.

Kevin Cross

Kevin Cross

Project Manager

Kevin is an experienced project manager with over 30 years’ experience in the commercial sector. Kevin joined Lysander as a consultant in 2017 before joining the team full time in 2021

Tom Agnew

Tom Agnew

Building Surveyor

Tom joined Lysander in 2020. Tom studied Building Surveying at the University of Reading and is experienced in a range of both public and private sector work across all RIBA stages.

Frederic Johnson

Frederic Johnson

Junior Project Manager

Freddie has an MSc in Project Management from Northumbria University and has successfully delivered many residential, commercial & refurbishment projects.

Jonathan Kershaw

Jonathan Kershaw

Junior Project Manager

Jonathan is experienced in development management and commercial new build and refurbishment projects.

Wayne McComb

Wayne McComb

Junior Cost Manager

Wayne is as a Junior Cost Manager and is based in the Newcastle office. His experience includes acting as both contract administrator & cost manager on a number of large-scale university projects.

Emma Cartwright

Emma Cartwright

Junior Project Manager

Emma works in the High End Residential team and has a degree in Psychology. Emma worked in Marketing for 10 years and is also a Life Coach with an advanced NLP Diploma.

Charlie Shanks

Charlie Shanks

Junior Project Manager

Charlie joins Lysander having graduated with a degree in Project Management for Construction from UCL, and is currently finishing a Masters in Law from the University of Law. During his time at university, he provided legal advice pro bono at the university’s Legal Clinic.

Rowan Roach

Rowan Roach

Junior Project Manager

Rowan joined Lysander after graduating from Loughborough University's Civil Engineering programme. He has experience as an undergraduate Civil Engineer and as a Property Administrator.

Louise Goodman

Louise Goodman

Financial Coordinator

Louise joined Lysander in 2013 and looks after the day to day finances of the business. Prior to joining Lysander, Louise worked in the retail sector having studied Graphic Design.

Bradley Eustace

Bradley Eustace

Finance Assistant

Bradley joined the finance team in 2021 and provides assistance for the day to day finances of the business. Bradley studied Business Management with Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Trent University.

Lisa Davey

Lisa Davey

Business Support Manager & PA

Lisa joined Lysander in May 2021, to provide support to the Managing Directors and the growing business. Lisa brings many years’ experience supporting executives in a wide range of industries.

Charlotte Somers

Charlotte Somers

Admin Assistant

Charlotte joined Lysander in 2020 and provides admin support across the business. Charlotte worked in sales before joining Lysander.

Ruth Sibley

Ruth Sibley

Admin Assistant

Ruth provides administration support to the Newcastle team. She has 14 years of experience in administration, previously working for a national stockbroker and a consultant engineering company.

Carrie Guy

Carrie Guy

Training Consultant

Carrie is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor with over 10 years' postgraduate experience. Carrie has worked in a variety of sectors including Education and Housing and joins us from Ridge & Partners LLP.

Careers

We are always looking for experienced and ambitious individuals to join us. If you are a Project Manager, Building Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor or Engineer looking for a new challenge within a professional, friendly team working with great clients, please send your CV in confidence to:

careers@lysander.com

Alternatively get in touch with us on LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you!