The Court 2023/24
On leaving Oakham School, Rutland in 1973, Simon Camamile joined the Investment Department of Jones Lang Wootton as a junior negotiator, he became a Chartered Surveyor in 1978, later on becoming a Partner and then Director of JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle).
Along with colleagues he established the firm’s European and UK Industrial and Logistics business in 1998, finally leaving JLL in May 2019.
Simon’s career was based on national property investment and development business including the West End and City of London and built on fortunate advice and business for some great long term clients of JLL.
Simon was Co- Chairman of “London Pro-Help” (comprising over forty London professional firms) providing free (pro bono) services and advice to community projects across London from 2000 to 2008.
Simon is the external member of Custodian Investment REIT’s Investment Board, established for pension investors by Mattioli Woods and based in Leicester, since 2013. He is a non executive Director of UK Land Limited, investors and developers, since 2009.
“Simon and Gill married in 1988 and live in London and Lincolnshire, with until recently Amélia, an interior designer and Jack (son in law) and grandson Wolf, still around some of the time youngest son Henry rock musician , George now 30 lives in British Columbia flies helicopters builds houses and ski’s . Simon’s family and dogs keep him busy at weekends along with some shooting and the family horses, enjoys skiing, current affairs/h
Simon was admitted to The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors in 2009 and has served as a Court Assistant since 2012.
David has worked in both consultant and contracting organisations for over 30 years and has held a number of senior positions. He is currently Director and Founder of Bloomsbury Project Management, and is passionate about the creation and delivery of innovative client solutions on construction and property related projects within the retail, residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors.
His career started during the university placement year with Taylor Woodrow, then following graduation joined EC Harris & Partners in 1988 where he qualified, then returning to Taylor Woodrow as quantity surveyor on major infrastructure projects, including the London Bridge section of the Jubilee Line Extension. During a career break to travel the world, he undertook a consultancy role for Tuner & Townsend in Jakarta in 1996, during the early days of the Indonesia’s infrastructure development. Upon returning to London, he worked in private practice, before setting up his own company.
David was educated at St John’s School, Billericay and went on to study Quantity Surveying at Trent Polytechnic, now Nottingham Trent University, where he received a BSc (Hons). He also obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Kingston University, 2001. As a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, David became a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors in 2006. He has served on the Education and Marketing & Communications committees. He was elected to the Court in 2013 and was appointed Liaison Officer for the Military Affiliates. He represented the Company during the creation of Building People ICI and was appointed to their Board of Directors in 2021. David is also a registered APC Assessor for the RICS and regularly provides mentoring support and guidance to aspiring Chartered Surveyors.
David is married to Ita and enjoys travel, mountain walking and is a supporter of the arts. As a keen cyclist, he is a regular visitor to the Surrey Hills!
David has been in the profession for 33 years and is a founding partner of MMX Retail. MMX Retail specialises in advising landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial retail property, and David’s experience spans valuations, landlord and tenant advice, agency and asset management.
His career started in 1989 with Chesterton, as a graduate in the City Investment team. In 1990 he moved to the West End to work in the Landlord and Tenant team and took the TPC in 1991, being given his letters, MRICS in March 1992.
David was made an Associate Director of Chesterton in 1996. In 1997 he joined Carter Wassell Murdoch (CWM) as an Associate setting up the Professional Services team and subsequently was made a salaried partner. After five years he joined Blair Kirkman as an Equity Partner, before the firm was then purchased by Savills in 2006. In 2009, David founded MMX Retail with David Justice, Nick Symons and Kay Harriman.
David was educated at Oundle School and went to study Estate Management at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University where he received a BSc (Hons) degree. He has also obtained a Diploma in Arbitration from the College of Estate Management and has been an APC assessor for 30 years.
David is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has been a member of the Worshipful company of Chartered Surveyors for 10 years. He has served as Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee and is currently Chair of the Charity Committee. David Joined the Court in 2017. He is also Chair of the International College of Oriental Medicine which offers a degree-level course in Acupuncture.
David is married to Kim and enjoys watching rugby and rowing, hill walking, cycling, sailing and many other activities.
Roger was born in Australia but spent his teenage years in North Shropshire on the Welsh borders before studying Building Surveying at Liverpool Polytechnic, now John Moores University.
Roger started his surveying career in 1982 at the Holborn offices of De Groot Collis. He became chartered in 1984 and a fellow in 1995.
From his first days in London, Roger was an active member of the RICS. He is past chairman of the Central London Branch Building Surveying Division Committee, past chairman of the Central London Branch and was chairman of the Building Surveying Faculty between 2002 and 2004. He sat on the Governing Council and also on various working groups and committees including the Dilapidations Practice Panel, Construction Law and Contract Administration Practice Panel and was the RICS representative on the body that dealt with the implementation of EPCs. He has been an ISurv contributor and editor and an APC assessor. He remains a member of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Roger gained his advanced profession award in expert witness evidence in 2011. In his business life he became a director at De Groot Collis, and Chesterton following their merger. In 1998 he was a founder director of Trident Building Consultancy which now has eight offices around the country and around 100 staff.
Roger’s Son is a chartered quantity surveyor in London and his Daughter is in the arts in Toronto. He has been married to his wife Dr Shelagh Watts since 1987.
Roger has been a Liveryman since 2008 and has been on the Court for 10 years during which time he sat on the majority of the committees.
In his spare time Roger enjoys classic cars, skiing, shooting and he sails when he can. He has a keen eye for an antique. He particularly enjoys travel having driven to Mongolia the tricky way and visited Antarctica.
From a working-class background, who like so many came to surveying as a consequence of wise mentoring, Colin embraces the focus of the company on education, enabling achievement and supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He has 50 years’ experience within the commercial and residential property industry in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
Building society and structural surveys were his early focus but commercial property interested him from the beginning and through day release and correspondence course he qualified in 1976, becoming a Fellow in 1986.
In 1982 he became a Partner with Weatherall Green & Smith, President of Speyhawk New York Corporation in 1984 and Managing Director of Higgs & Hill Developments Limited in 1993. He founded Stonemartin Corporate Centres in 1997 having developed the first serviced office building built for purpose in 1989, the company floated in 2001 whereupon he became Managing Director of Stonemartin plc, hence he has served the boards of three listed companies.
He has also served as Chairman of i2 Office Limited, a serviced office company owned by OCS and Chairman of the Property Advisory Board to the Social Stock Exchange whose focus was on sustainability and supporting companies with positive social or environmental impact, something very close to his heart.
He has recently become a director and part owner of newly formed Swallowfield Homes Limited, which will be a delivery partner to UK institutions wishing to invest in the affordable homes sector in England, one of the country’s most pressing needs.
Colin has been a member of the Company for 25 years and was most recently Renter Warden. For the last seven years he has been Chairman of the Property Marketing Awards, which since its creation 28 years ago has been organised by the Company.
Fellowship has been at the heart of so much of his career having founded and chaired the New Mill Luncheon Club post the recession of 1987 and also chairing the Thames Valley Sporting Club, throughout the 90’s led by the rugby icon David Duckham he relishes the ongoing engagement with the very sociable property industry and livery movement.
Away from work Colin loves to spend time with his two children and three grandchildren and is pleased to lead the welcome team at St. Mary’s Church Maidenhead.