Richborough Welcomes Two New Technical Team Members

18 January 2024

National land promoter Richborough has made two appointments to its technical team as part of its drive to deliver better value for landowners and development partners.

The firm’s technical team advises on every site in the portfolio to understand and maximise technical and environmental constraints and opportunities, to help optimise value and prevent development delivery delays.

Charlotte Gilham has been appointed Technical Coordinator and supportsRichborough’s  Western Division on the lifecycle of its projects, from planning stage through to disposal.

Charlotte has a HND in Construction Management and the Built Environment and has joined from Piper Homes, having previously worked at Spitfire Homes, Bellway Homes and Persimmon Homes.

Leo Gee has joined as Technical Administrator and helps collate site constraints and information to help prepare planning applications. He also supports the production of the extensive sales and technical packs Richborough provides to its purchasing development partners.

Leo has an undergraduate degree in accounting and business management, and an MBA in sports governance and leadership. 

Dean Knight, Group Technical Director, said: “Known as the ‘Richborough Way’, the amount of due diligence we invest in proposed developments makes Richborough unique in the land promotion sector and we are always looking at ways to improve. 

“I am excited to have Charlotte and Leo on board to help support on our site assessments, which is essential for driving value, de-risking and creating high quality, responsive masterplans that can be easily delivered by our development partners to leave positive legacies for generations to come.

“They have both already made a positive impact and I look forward to seeing their careers progress at Richborough.”

Charlotte added: “I was attracted to this role due to the diversity of Richborough’s sites and the fresh challenges they bring. The company is also known for attracting some of the most talented and innovative people in the field, and it’s exciting and invaluable to work alongside them.”

Leo added: “I’m really enjoying working at Richborough because of the collaborative team environment. Everyone is helpful and passionate about what they do, which means I’ve been able to fit in and integrate seamlessly.”