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.

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

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.


Ashley Wheaton

Ashley became Principal and Chief Executive Officer of University College of Estate Management in 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of the university college’s academic and business operations, ensuring that the university college delivers against the key objectives of its strategic plan, ensuring both the highest quality of education and the best student experience. Ashley has previously held senior roles as Director of Global Learning Services for Microsoft, and Chief Executive Officer of InfoBasis Ltd, a global Talent Management software company. He hold a BS (Hons) in Economics from The University of London.

Ashley was appointed as a BRE Trustee in 2015 and subsequently became a Non-Executive Director of the BRE Group Board in 2016. He was appointed as a Trustee of CSTT in March 2017 with the aim of furthering the partnership of UCEM and CSTT to deliver high quality apprenticeships to the Built Environment sector.

Wendy Finlay

Wendy took up her role as Vice Principal – Student Experience at University College of Estate Management in June 2016, where she is responsible for developing and delivering student services which ensure an excellent student experience and meet the overall UCEM strategic plan. This includes responsibility for admissions and student registration, student advice, programme administration, assessment and the disability and wellbeing service.

In early 2017, Wendy also assumed responsibility for UCEM’s apprenticeship management and delivery, ensuring UCEM delivers high quality apprenticeship programmes to the Built Environment sector. Wendy has over ten years’ experience in higher education management and has worked at a range of Higher Education providers, including a specialist HE provider, a university and a further education college delivering Higher Education in Further Education.

Wendy’s career has had a particular focus on the leadership and management of the professional services that support the student lifecycle from admission to graduation, as well as quality assurance and enhancement services and the provision of external data returns. Wendy was appointed as a Trustee of CSTT in March 2017 with the aim of furthering the partnership between UCEM and CSTT for apprenticeships delivery for the Built Environment sector.