The fairplace team

the fairplace Award® has been developed by leading UK property charity, the Ethical Property Foundation. All income generated supports the charity’s free Property Advice Service for small not for profits and community groups.

Management team

  • Antonia Swinson

    Antonia Swinson

    Antonia is Chief Executive of the Ethical Property Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2014 after a successful career as an award winning business writer on both London and Scottish national papers and 7 years as a CEO in the non-profit sector with Social Enterprise Scotland and Speakers Trust. A published author and experienced policy campaigner, Antonia has advised senior policy makers on small business and regeneration policy and contributed to a wide range of business titles. She is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and trustee of Social Enterprise UK and has served on the main grant making committee of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. She is currently a Fellow of the RSA.

  • Gordon Ludlow

    Gordon Ludlow

    Gordon Ludlow is Senior Property Adviser at the Ethical Property Foundation. Gordon has worked on developing the fairplace Award since its’ inception in 2010. He brings to the team over 30 years’ senior property & FM profession experience within industry, higher education, local government and the charity sectors. Gordon has also worked as a consultant and been the MD of a small FM contracting company. As a volunteer Gordon has served as a Non-Exec Director for BIFM and also chaired their Sustainability special interest group. His expertise includes formulating & implementing strategies that provide effective sustainable working environments. Gordon also has a long track record of successful capital, relocation and procurement project management

  • Linda von NerĂ©e

    Linda von Nerée

    Linda has been working in charities, health organisations and community groups in the UK, USA and Germany.  She coordinated projects to improve the health and wellbeing of young people, organised large-scale fundraising events and managed health education campaigns. Linda holds a degree in business management and is excited about driving forward the great work of the Ethical Property Foundation in supporting a large range of non-profit and voluntary sector organisations to make positive property decisions and in promoting the Foundation’s fairplace Award®.


  • Lesley Treacy

    Lesley Treacy

    Lesley has over ten years’ multidisciplinary experience in sustainability and environmental consultancy. Her experience includes corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability strategies & reporting, carbon/Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management, environmental policy and environmental impact assessments (EIA). Lesley works as a consultant on a range of multidisciplinary projects including sustainability strategies at the corporate level, advising on social return on investment (SROI), mandatory & voluntary CSR reporting for construction and operational purposes. She is a SKA Assessor, LEED AP and ‘Pearl Qualified Professional’ (Abu Dhabi ‘Estidama’ Environmental Assessment). Lesley is also a Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (MICRS).

  • Mike Packham

    Mike Packham

    Mike Packham is Partner in charge of FM Consultancy at Bernard Williams Associates, and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this period he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from landscaping, through new build and refurbishment to civil/heavy engineering works. Having trained initially as a Quantity Surveyor, he subsequently obtained a Masters degree in property development / project management and latterly (since 1990) became involved in facilities management consultancy. He is uniquely qualified to advise clients at every stage of the building life cycle and this is reflected by the wide variety of projects with which he has been involved.

  • Peter Damesick

    Peter Damesick

    Peter hails originally from Manchester. He moved south after university, having gained a doctorate at Cambridge. In his early career Peter was a lecturer at London University. After a spell in management consultancy, he gained 26 years’ experience as a research director with CBRE, the world’s largest property adviser, successively holding positions as Head of UK Research, EMEA Chief Economist and Chairman of EMEA Research. He was also chair of trustees for a company pension scheme for 12 years. He now divides his time between working as an independent consultant in real estate research and strategy and several volunteer roles, including chairman of Tandridge Voluntary Service Council.

  • Professor Sarah Sayce

    Professor Sarah Sayce

    Professor Sarah Sayce is Emeritus Professor at Kingston University where she was previously Head of the School of Surveying & Planning. She initially qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and worked in both the corporate field and in consultancy specialising in property valuation and management. She then moved into academia, gaining a PhD from the University of Reading. Sarah is an active and widely published researcher notably in the field of sustainability and commercial property markets, and was the Technical Author for the RICS’s global guidance to valuers on sustainability and commercial property valuation and still undertakes technical updates in this field. Sarah has been a member of a number of working groups including for Government, charities and her professional body. She is currently an advisor to the Property Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative. She is very active within the RICS, being an elected member of their Governing Council in addition to serving on the Valuation Board and acting as a Professional Competence Assessor. Sarah has been involved with the development of the fairplace award since its inception having researched the original scoping study.


  • Brian Robinson

    Brian Robinson

    Brian is a Building Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. He started work in 1969 with a practice of Structural Engineers. Brian joined the Property Services Agency in 1975 as a Professional and Technical Officer and qualified as a Charted Building Surveyor in 1993. He moved to WS Atkins and acted in various roles as a Charted Building Surveyor until 1996. After a brief spell with SERCO as a Works Service Manager he joined Pennycuick Collins in 1999 where he helped to set up the Building Surveying Team, becoming an Associate Partner.

  • Liz Warwick Bsc (Hons) MRICS

    Liz Warwick Bsc (Hons) MRICS

    Liz is a sustainability expert and chartered surveyor specialising in corporate environmental and energy strategies, environmental management systems, as well as sustainable property design and construction. Liz was a Director at Lambert Smith Hampton advising tenants, landlords and developers on leasing and development prior to starting a family. She owns Lansdowne Warwick, working with clients such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cambridge Live Trust and Catlin Insurance, and is an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, a BREEAM and RICS Ska Rating assessor and energy consultant. She also advises on environmental and ethical issues for large scale productions and events.

  • Peter Deehan

    Peter Deehan

    Peter is a Chartered Building surveyor with 30 years of experience of working in commercial property. He is a director of Savills UK and responsible for providing professional surveying services to landlords, tenants and institutional property owners though their Property Management division. Peter has particular expertise in undertaking technical due diligence of buildings and has organised inspections and reports on buildings across the World.

  • Rhiannon Vaughan-Jones

    Rhiannon Vaughan-Jones

    Rhiannon is a senior manager for EMCOR holding seven years’ experience in Facilities Management and currently working on a large real estate contract.  Her role as assessor for the fairplace Award not only compliments her current industry sector within EMCOR, but also gives her the satisfaction of giving back to the charity sector. With previous experience of planning and leading business improvement and change programmes Rhiannon is especially interested in the fairplace Award as a business improvement tool.

  • Shaun Milner

    Shaun Milner

    Shaun is a proven Procurement and Facilities Management specialist, with in excess of 26 years’ experience in managing procurement and facilities contracts in blue-chip companies. Shaun was appointed Head of Facilities with RWE npower in 2002 and in 2014 formed Milner Black Associates. Shaun is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the British Institute of Facilities Management and holds a diploma in Health and Safety Management awarded by the British Safety Council.

  • Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy

    Steve is an experienced real estate professional with 15 years’ experience in workplace management, including facilities management, project management and workplace strategies. A member of BIFM, Steve is passionate about helping to create working environments that support people to perform at their best, and to be happy, healthy and productive.