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Senior Team

Our people are the best in the business; professional and customer focused. Each is a specialist in their field and dedicated to client satisfaction.

Chairman & Executive Team

David Rugg


David is responsible for the day-to-day operation and development of the Group

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Darren Bond

Global Managing Director

Darren joined Christie & Co in 2001 and, having worked in the Birmingham, Leeds and London offices, was appointed Global Managing Director in 2020.

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Carine Bonnejean

Managing Director – Hotels

Carine leads the hotel specialist team at Christie & Co, including corporate agency and investment teams as well as our European advisory teams.

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Michael Hodges

Managing Director - Care Consultancy

Michael was appointed a Director of Christie & Co in 2005 and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 21 years experience in the healthcare sector, providing consultancy, valuation and leasing advice t

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Caroline Matthews

Marketing Director

Caroline joined Christie & Co in 2017 having spent over 20 years marketing professional services firms.

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Simon Hughes

Managing Director - Medical

Simon, a dental sector specialist, helped set up our Medical team in 2013

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Richard Lunn

Managing Director - Care

Richard has a wealth of knowledge gained over 25 years' sector experience

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Tim Moxon

IT Director

Tim has a wealth of IT experience, developing our system over 30 years

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Steve Rodell

Managing Director - Retail

Steve is a regular speaker at convenience and petrol retail events across the UK

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Courteney Donaldson

Managing Director - Childcare & Education

Courteney has a vast range of expertise in the childcare and education sectors

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Corporate Team

Paul Graham

Head of Dental

Paul Graham joined Christie & Co's Corporate Medical team in 2014, was appointed Director in 2017 and recently appointed as Head of Dental, UK, spearheading the brokerage side of the dental business.

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Tony Evans

Head of Pharmacy

​Tony joined Christie & Co in 1988 since when he has developed extensive brokerage experience across many of our corporate sectors.

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Stephen Owens

Managing Director – Pubs & Restaurants

Stephen is responsible for Hospitality Valuation Services across the UK and Europe along with the Pubs & Restaurants brokerage and consultancy teams in the UK.

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Simon Chaplin

Senior Director - Corporate Pubs and Restaurants

Simon has been in the industry selling pubs, bars and restaurants since 1983

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Neil Morgan

Senior Director Pubs & Restaurants

Neil has worked across multiple sectors in the property market since 1982

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Jon Patrick

Head of Leisure & Development

Jon has extensive experience in the sale and valuation of leisure businesses

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Stephen Jacobs

Director - Bank Support & Business Recovery

Stephen has been involved in the property market since 1999. He joined Christie & Co in 2007 and was made a Director in 2013.

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UK Regional Team

Brian Sheldon

Regional Director

Brian looks after Christie & Co’s Scottish region across both our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. His principal focus is to make sure that we deliver a quality service across both the Valuation and Age

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David Lee

Regional Director

David heads up our regional division in the North, orchestrating day-to-day business operations across our offices to ensure quality of service, effectiveness and client care.

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Ed Bellfield

Regional Director

Ed leads a team of experts in our Southern region providing local and national operators with market insight, brokerage advice and valuation services across the hospitality, healthcare and retail sect

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Lee Howard

Regional Director

Having joined Christie & Co in 2001, Lee was appointed Director in 2006 and over the past 14 years has sold a large number of businesses across many of our varied sectors to show his talent for sales.

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Nick Brown

Regional Director

Nick started his career at Dowling Kerr in 1999 as a trainee negotiator, progressing through to Valuations Director. 

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Rob Kinsman

Regional Director

Rob manages the Bristol, Exeter and Cardiff offices overseeing the agency and valuation disciplines.

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You're always in good company

Christie & Co has provided valuable advice to clients within our specialist sectors for over 80 years; here's just a few that have shared the success.

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I chose to appoint Christie & Co to aid my acquisition plans due to the vast depth of their contacts within the industry.

Paul Cheema, Convenience Retailer of the Year 2013, Malcolm’s Stores

We turn to Christie & Co on a regular basis for valuation, advisory and brokerage work.

Shay Bannon, Partner, BDO LLP