Our trustees

Antonia Belcher BSc (Hons) Dip Arb FRICS FCI Arb MAPM FBEng

Antonia Belcher

Antonia is a founding Partner of MHBC which was established in early 2007. MHBC, as the new LLP is known, is a new breed of ‘multi-skilled’ Building Consultancy with a core of highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyors and qualified Architects, Building Services Engineers and Project Mangers. As a business, MHBC is extensively active in the procurement and handling of building contract work on both refurbishment and new build projects, both in the capacity of Designer and/or Contract Administrator, and as overall Project Managers. Antonia is particularly active in the building and project diligence, building pathology and expert witness sectors of the industry.

Antonia started her working life at Mellersh & Harding in St James’s, London in 1975 as a trainee Surveyor, and became a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1981, being elected to Fellow ( FRICS ) in 1987. She became a Partner at Mellersh & Harding in 1985, at the age of 28. She left Mellersh & Harding in 2007 with Andrew Webster to establish MHBC.

MHBC is based in St Paul’s Churchyard, and offers full Building Consultancy services.


Kevin Arnold BSc (Hons) MRICS

Kevin Arnold

Kevin graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying in 1988 and became chartered in 1990. In 1992 he founded a quantity surveying and real estate consultancy called Davidson Arnold. In 1994 Kevin became an executive director of TP Associates where he was part of a successful strategy to grow the business and achieve service stream diversification.

In 1996 Kevin was appointed as a partner with Franklin+Andrews and became an equity owner within his first year at the Firm. At the age of 32 he ran the London office and at 35 became the Managing Director of the business which had 450 people and a fee turnover of over £32million.

In 2003 Kevin joined Gardiner & Theobald LLP where he is an equity partner.

Richard Carter BSc (Hons) MSc (Proj Man) FRICS

Richard Carter

Richard left school at the age of sixteen and became a trainee with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust. Working for a firm of Building Surveyors in Greenwich, he gained the required experience to obtain a degree at the University of Greenwich in 1999. He later sat his Assessment of Professional Competence in 2001 to become a member of the RICS. He continued with his studies, gaining an MSc in Project Management in 2005 and in 2006 became one of the youngest ever Fellows of the RICS at the age of 32.

Richard joined Martin Arnold Associates as an Associate Partner in October 2001, subsequently being appointed Partner in 2005. Richard received the Freedom of the City 2006 and become a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors where he sits on various committees. He was later elected onto the Court Worshipful Company where he served 5 years. Richard finally achieved a long standing professional ambition to become Chairman of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust in January 2011 and is determined to pay back the Trust for helping him into the profession.

Richard lives in Bexleyheath with his wife and their two young children.

Paul Cacchioli BSc (Hons), MSc, FRICS


Having started his career as a trainee on the CSTT programme in 1987, Paul graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying in 1996 and became chartered in 1999. Having spent a number of years working overseas for major international contractors, Paul returned to the UK and was appointed a director of Dearle & Henderson Ltd and became head of the rail and infrastructure sector.

In 2007, Paul was appointed as an equity partner of a boutique consultancy RPA which advised administrators and financial institutions on the recovery of contractual debt in the event of a contractor’s insolvency. In 2011, Paul graduated with a Master’s degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College, London.

In 2013, Paul joined Gardiner Theobald Fairway as an Associate Director, where he specialises in expert witness and construction dispute resolution services.

William Hill BSc (Hons) MRICS CDipAF

William Hill

William Hill joined Drivers Jonas in 1982 as a graduate from Reading University. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1985 and specialises in investment. In 1989 he joined Schroders and was appointed head of their property investment activities in 1991. He went on to become responsible for a business with offices throughout Europe, managing a wide range of specialist and balanced funds.

William is now CEO of William Hill Consulting, a business he set up when stepping down from Schroders in 2013. He is a consultant and non executive director with Mayfair Capital, an advisor to Ashby Capital and Stanhope Capital, a consultant to Schroders plc and sits on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Goldsmiths Company. As well as being Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.

William is involved in a number of industry bodies and is a columnist for Property Week.

Mark Powell


Mark is Executive Director, Product Development for RICS. His role is to provide a range of product and service propositions in support of market and customer needs, to enable RICS to be known as the leading source of training, conferences, information and knowledge for professionals involved in the land, property and built environment markets globally.

Mark joined the RICS in April 2009, where he developed and launched RICS Training, providing face to face training courses and online learning through the RICS Online Academy. In February 2010 Mark took on responsibility for RICS National Conferences and then became Executive Director, Product Development in September 2010. He is also responsible for the RICS School of the Built Environment in New Delhi.

Prior to joining RICS, Mark has over twenty years commercial experience both in industry and in an advisory role. This includes twelve years with ICL (Fujitsu) in a variety of sales and commercial roles, six years with Ernst & Young and latterly three years as a Board Director with BPP Profession Education, the largest provider of accountancy training in Europe.

Mark has a Non-Executive role with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Cheryl Miller BA(Hons) MCIPD


Cheryl graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies in 2001 from the University of West of England, Bristol. During her degree, she undertook a placement year in an HR department within the Balfour Beatty Group and was offered a graduate role upon completing her degree. She also went on to study a part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2002.

Following a succession of HR roles in Bristol, Swindon and London, Cheryl left Balfour Beatty in 2004 for a stand-alone HR Manager role in a steel trading firm based in Mayfair, London. In 2005, Cheryl returned to the Balfour Beatty Group as Divisional HR Manager for Mansell Construction Services, based in London. In this role, she was responsible for providing strategic HR advice and guidance to two of the largest divisions within Mansell, employing in excess of 500 employees, across eight business units.

Cheryl left Mansell in 2013 to join AECOM, a globally renowned design, architecture, construction and engineering consultancy with over 45,000 employees across the world. Her role is HR Business Partner for three business lines (including the former Davis Langdon partnership) providing strategic HR support and advice to the senior management teams and contributing to the development of their people plans.

Cheryl lives in Radlett, Hertfordshire with her husband.

David Skinsley

By the age of seventeen David had grown tired of education and left school in the summer of 2003 having achieved thirteen A-C grade GSCE’s and three As Levels. Between 2003 and 2007 David worked as a labourer, steel erector, metal worker, groundworker and site foreman on various construction projects throughout the UK.

In the summer of 2007 David enrolled with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust and gained employment with Kier Group as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. Between 2007 and 2009 he completed a Level 3 NVQ in Surveying and a HNC in Construction on a part time basis. In 2009 David commenced a Quantity Surveying part time degree at Anglia Ruskin University which he completed in the summer of 2012.

David currently works for Kier Construction as a Quantity Surveyor and is based in their London offices.

David is keen to assist new trainees starting out in the surveying profession and pay back the trust for helping him into the surveying profession and providing the support required to see the training process through to completion.

James Bryer BSc (Hons) MRICS

James Bryer

James is a founding partner of HP Four. He specialises in the acquisition, sale and development funding of shopping centre investments in the UK.

Having gained a BSc in Urban Estate Surveying from Trent Polytechnic, James joined what was then Hillier Parker (now CBRE) where he worked for 17 years, becoming a Senior Director, responsible for the Shopping Centre Investment team.

James is member of a number of professional bodies including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Investment Property Forum and the British Council of Shopping Centres. He is also Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.

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