The Team

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Richard Howe MBE

Managing Director

Richard joined Marshall in 2014 as the Managing Director of Marshall Group Properties with leadership responsibility for the strategic development of the property portfolio, and delivering future property strategy. Richard is a highly regarded professional and brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in property management and development. An engineer by profession and a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology, he was awarded an MBE in 2011. A former Executive Director at Cambridge University Hospitals, under his leadership he was instrumental in the development of the expanding Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) within the southern fringe of Cambridge.

Sarah Moynihan FCA CRAeS

Finance Director and Group Company Secretary

Sarah joined Marshall in 1997 as the Group Financial Controller, having qualified with Ernst & Young, specialising in corporate acquisitions and disposals, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She became Finance Director of Marshall Group Properties in 2006 and is responsible for the financial strategy, performance and direction of the property division, together with managing the profitability of the major property developments.

She is also the Group Company Secretary where she has responsibility for the risk management framework and corporate governance of the Group.

She is an independent trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Richard Oakley MRTPI

Development Director

Richard joined Marshall Group Properties in 2014. As a chartered Town Planner, Richard has worked client side for Heathrow Airport, securing permission for the Queens Terminal at Heathrow, and in consultancy roles at Bidwells and Quod, working for a range of landowner, developer and major corporate clients. Richard brings particular experience in major planning applications and is responsible for our key projects – Wing and Land North of Cherry Hinton.

Chris Flood FCA

Financial Controller

Chris joined Marshall in 2007 as Group Internal Audit Manager, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers working out of their Cambridge office in the Business Assurance and Advisory team. Having performed a number of roles across Head Office, including directly supporting the Group Chief Executive in the formulation of the Group’s strategy, he moved into the Property team in 2013 providing financial support and analysis whilst drawing on his experience as a trained quantity surveyor. He is now a member of the Property Executive focussing his time predominately on the major development projects – Wing and the Land North of Cherry Hinton.

He is also the Group Corporate Governance Manager, responsible for the day to day management of the Group’s insurance programme. Outside of work Chris is on the Civilian Committee of 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron Air Cadets as Treasurer and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee of the Diocese of Ely.

Elena Gontarz FMAAT

Head Office Accountant

Elena joined Marshall in 2004 and since then has been responsible for the management and supervision of the day to day accounting activities of the smaller entities of the Marshall Group. She also provides financial support to the property division of the Group.

Jo Meddows

Team Personal Assistant

Jo joined Marshall in 2011 and is Personal Assistant to the Group Company Secretary. In 2015 she joined the Marshall Group Properties team as Personal Assistant to the Directors. Jo has experience from working for a number of local companies, including Davis Langdon and Cambridge Consultants. She looks after the whole of the Marshall Group Properties team in her busy role.

Ellen Griffiths

Property Researcher

Ellen joined Marshall in 2006, previously having worked at Bidwells. She has over 40 years’ experience in the planning field, in both local government and the private sector. Her expertise lies mainly in the administrative field, and this has now expanded to include Company Secretarial work.


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