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.

David Wharton

David Wharton

Director

David is an experienced Project Manager and Member of the Association of Project Managers. He has over 22 years' experience working in a variety of sectors including the Warehouse & Logistics, Defence and Education sectors.

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

Tim joined Lysander in 2019, he has national and international experience in all sectors of construction, most recently logistics and manufacturing.

Jonathan Mepham

Jonathan Mepham

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Carrie Guy

Carrie Guy

Building Surveyor

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.

Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney

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.

Dave McGuffie

Dave McGuffie

Construction Manager

Dave has 40 years experience in the construction industry and 20 years as a Construction Manager. Dave has worked at Lysander Associates since 2003, predominantly for Iron Mountain, Wincanton & Amazon.

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.

Dominic Beha

Dominic Beha

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.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Project Manager

Steve is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and experienced Project Manager. He has experience in delivering projects in the Warehouse & Logistics and Education sectors. Prior to joining Lysander, Steve worked at KAM Project Consultants and Gardiner & Theobald.

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.

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.

Andy Phipps

Andy Phipps

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

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.

Tom Agnew

Tom Agnew

Graduate 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.

Emma Cartwright

Emma Cartwright

Trainee 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.

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.

Lisa Harber

Lisa Harber

Office Manager

Lisa is an experienced Office Manager and has a degree in English & History. Prior to joining Lysander, Lisa worked as a PA for 10 years in London.

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.

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!

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