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Meet the Board

Gary F. Thompson

Gary F. Thompson FRICS


Barnsdales Chartered Surveyors

I am a Director at Barnsdales Chartered Surveyors overseeing the valuations, surveys and dispute work. I also undertake the auctioneering at the company’s property auctions on a regular basis, having been an auctioneer since 1986.   I have appeared as an Expert Witness in Landlord & Tenant leasehold matters and in Valuations of Aparthotels. I assisted in setting up the RICS Scunthorpe and Grimsby Local Association in 2013 and have chaired the RICS Nottinghamshire Local Association. I have also been involved with the Small Businesses Initiative and have given CPD presentations at RICS conferences and local associations.  At local level I have attended schools and universities in North Lincolnshire, Nottingham and Sheffield to promote RICS. I joined the RICS East Midlands Board in 2016 and was elected Chairman 2019.


Marion Ellis

Marion Ellis FRICS CCXP, Current RICS Governing Council Member

Founder of The Surveyor Hub and Managing Director at Love Surveying

Marion is the founder of Love Surveying, coaching and connecting surveyors who love the work they do, but feel overwhelmed with all the business skills they need to master. She set up The Surveyor Hub community and a podcast followed 2019.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry Marion has worked in both corporate and SME environments, spending much of her career specialising in residential defect and valuation complaints and claims. This unique perspective led her to being a professionally qualified in customer experience.

An advocate for women in surveying, Marion’s work and encouragement was instrumental in most number of women ever achieving their RICS Fellowship in 2019.


Other board members:

  • Tom Aylmer
  • Jon Rawcliffe
  • Sally Walters
  • Mark Davies
  • David Sandbrook
  • Steph Le Couteur
  • Guy Barwell
  • Amrit Sagoo

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