Meet The Team

Meet the HartDixon team members. Our philosophy is expertise achieves excellence. All of our projects are led by qualified and chartered surveyors.

Huw Dixon

Senior Partner

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Huw joined HartDixon in 2013. With over 25 years experience in all building surveying activities, he specialises in professional services, in particular dilapidations consultancy, project monitoring and due diligence, working for both public and private sectors. Before joining , Huw led the national dilapidations team within GVA Grimley (now Avison Young) and Lambert Smith Hampton before that, working throughout the UK and Europe.

Huw’s experience covers all commercial sectors with further specialist experience in hotels/leisure.  Huw is a keen runner and cyclist but also enjoys a round of golf and drumming.

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Ben Devonport

Partner

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Ben joined HartDixon in March 2016. He was previously at Lambert Smith Hampton, specialising in commercial property where he was involved in due diligence, project management and contract administration and dilapidations. He has completed numerous projects in the office, retail and industrial sectors. He also has a strong background in Expert Witness work and other building surveying services.

Ben has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and Environment from Plymouth University and is a member of the RICS. Ben enjoys most sports but rugby, football, golf, skiing and sailing in particular.

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Michael Brearley

Associate Partner

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With a focus on projects, Michael joined HartDixon in March 2020 to take the lead on delivering, exciting multi-million-pound developments of both residential and commercial properties.  Prior to joining HartDixon, Michael qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor within the residential sector, specialising as an employer’s agent and contract administrator for affordable housing schemes, and later expanding his experience by moving into the commercial market, delivering high end retail and office fit-outs within London.

Michael has a masters in the Built Environment/Surveying and a degree in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham.

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Harry O’Callaghan

Surveyor

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Harry joined HartDixon in August 2022 from TFT consultants where he gained experience in a broad range of services lines including Contract Administration, Schedule of Dilapidations, planned maintenance schedules, RCAs and condition surveys, concentrating mainly on commercial and heritage buildings. He has a Building Surveying degree from Kingston University and is currently working towards becoming a member of the RICS. When away from work he enjoys playing football, cricket, basketball and golf.

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Simon Waterhouse

Senior Partner

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Simon joined HartDixon in 2008 and is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience. He has a broad range of experience in all aspects of building surveying and specialises in contract administration and project management for both the commercial and residential sectors. He also leads on large scale planned preventative maintenance condition surveys and due diligence services.

When not working, Simon enjoys playing football and tennis, he is also a keen runner and has taken part in several half marathons both in the UK and abroad. Simon has a degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.

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Max Howard

Surveyor

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Max joined HartDixon in August 2021 after becoming a chartered surveyor in June 2021. He was previously at AKSWard where he gained experience in a wide variety of commissions. Max specialises in contact administration and project management, defects diagnosis, planned preventative maintenance programmes and party wall.

Prior to AKSWard, Max worked for a Price Lilford, a small independent practice based in Canterbury. Outside of work, Max enjoys most sports having partaken in rugby to a high level previously, he also enjoys cricket, golf, skiing, sailing and football to name a few.

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Christopher Tanner

Senior Partner

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Chris joined HartDixon in September 2014. He was previously at Rider Levett Bucknall and Lambert Smith Hampton, where he gained extensive experience in the commercial property sector with a strong focus on contract administration and dilapidations across a variety of sectors.

Chris has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and Environment from Plymouth University and is a member of the RICS. Outside of work Chris enjoys most sports but particularly football and spending time with his young family.

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Jon Forth

Associate Partner

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Jon joined HartDixon 2010. He was previously at Lambert Smith Hampton. Jon has experience in a full range of project management and building consultancy skills, including acting as project manager and employer’s agent for new build and refurbishment projects in the office, retail and industrial sectors. He also has a strong background in professional services including dilapidations, PPM and pre-acquisition surveys.

Jon has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent and is a member of the RICS. In his spare time Jon enjoys fishing, boxing and is a keen runner.

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Emma Halliday

PA and Business Operations

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Emma joined HartDixon in June 2015.  She previously worked at Barratt, London and has extensive PA and administration experience.  Emma works closely with the building surveyors to ensure the smooth running of projects and is our ISO9001 and ISO14001 lead.

Emma has a passion for travelling and experiencing different cultures, she has travelled independently to SE Asia and volunteered in Cambodia. 

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Barry Shambrook

Partner

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Barry started his career as a mechanical and electrical engineer, progressing to managing director and majority ownership of a firm of consulting engineers. Barry joined HartDixon in 2018 as senior project manager for high tech developments such as data centres. Barry’s credentials include BICSI RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer), and full membership of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) and Association for Project Management (MAPM).

Barry has held volunteer positions in BICSI, a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) profession, and in 2019 was elected director for the EMEA region.

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Andrea West

Credit Controller

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Andrea joined HartDixon in September 2020. Before moving to London in 2009, she was a Paediatric Pharmacist specialising in General Medicine and Oncology at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Canada.  Andrea went on to work for the Haematology Department at the Royal Free Hospital before starting a family in 2012. 

She is known for her love of walking (everywhere!), hosting dinner parties and escaping to warmer climates.

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Philip Warner

Surveyor

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Philip joined HartDixon in February 2021. In his previous and current roles Philip has provided the full spectrum of building surveying services including technical due diligence and building surveys, dilapidations, maintenance planning and management, party wall matters and reinstatement cost assessments. He has also provided project management, contract administration and employers agent services for both the Commercial and Residential sectors.

Philip has a post graduate degree (MSc) in Building Surveying from Kingston University and is working towards becoming a Chartered member of the RICS.

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Jackie Buckley

Partnership Secretary

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Jackie joined HartDixon in 2016, the day after her birthday! She has previously worked at Strutt & Parker and The Crown Estate. At HartDixon, Jackie is Partnership Secretary, working closely with the Partnership team and providing PA support to Stuart Hart.

Jackie is passionate about health and wellbeing and is a trained yoga/movement teacher and massage therapist. She lives in the Kent countryside, loves going on long walks and autumn is her favourite season for sitting by the fire in cosy jumpers.

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David Hornstein

Associate Partner

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David joined HartDixon in May 2014, having previously worked within the valuations and commercial agency sector. At HartDixon, David is heavily involved in project management and contract administration as well as a wide range of other building surveying services such as dilapidations, RCA’s and building surveys. He has completed numerous projects in the Office, Residential and Industrial sectors.

David has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Kingston University and is a member of the RICS.  David enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports and is a keen formula 1 enthusiast.

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Stuart Hart

Senior Partner

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Stuart founded HartDixon in 2008.  A Chartered Building Surveyor for over 20 years, he specialises in project management. Stuart works primarily on private sector projects, ranging from large mixed use Central London cut and carve schemes to out-of-town new build industrial sheds.  Before HartDixon, Stuart had started up and ran the London Commercial Building Consultancy office for the Frankham Consultancy Group. Before that he worked for DTZ on commercial projects and building surveying services. 

Aside from developing HartDixon into the preeminent Building Surveying Practice in the UK, Stuart likes to travel, tries to retain a level of fitness and indulge in his love of the finer things in life…

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Ronan Smith

Associate Partner

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Ronan joined HartDixon as an Associate Partner in April 2022. Prior to joining HartDixon, Ronan worked for Martin Arnold Ltd where he specialised in project management, employer’s agent and contract administration roles. 

Ronan has a broad range of experience in all aspects of building surveying but specialises in the commercial and residential sectors. Leading on major projects, Ronan has significant experience in high-end commercial fit outs along with residential refurbishments and new build developments.

Ronan finished his BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying in 2014 and is also a member of the RICS. Outside of work, Ronan enjoys travelling and is a keen sportsman across a variety of sports.

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Michael Davies

Associate Partner

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Michael joined HartDixon as Associate Partner in June 2021. He was previously at Groma Consulting and has specialised in contract administration, employer’s agent and project management on new build and fit-out works across commercial, educational, residential and laboratory sectors ranging in value from £50k-£105m.

Leading on major projects, he has significant expertise working with private lenders and undertaking project monitoring on small and medium sized residential and mixed-use developments.

Michael has a BSc (Hons) first class degree in Surveying (Building Surveying) from London Southbank University and is a member of the RICS.

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Mark Healey

Associate Partner

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Mark Healey is a Chartered Building Surveyor. He joined HartDixon in 2011. He has undertaken a variety of building surveying roles throughout his career and now specialises in project management, contract administration and technical due diligence. Mark has completed numerous high-end projects in the office and retail sectors along with various projects within the industrial and residential sectors.

Mark finished his MSc degree in Building Surveying and Environment from Northumbria University in 2013. He is also a member of the RICS. Mark enjoys travel, sport and construction in his spare time.

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Alex Windle-Hills

Senior Surveyor

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Alex is an MRICS qualified senior building surveyor with wide ranging experience across key real estate sectors including commercial, industrial, prime residential and education. He joined the team in May 2021 from TFT Consultants and has a strong background in core building surveying areas including technical due diligence, dilapidations, party wall services, and planned and preventative maintenance schedules.

Alex has a broad experience with both private and institutional commercial clients including landed London estates, M&G and Aviva. Outside of work Alex is a keen golfer, skier and PADI qualified diver.

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Sam Jones

Surveyor

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Sam joined HartDixon in July 2021. He previously worked at Keningtons LLP, concentrating on commercial property with an emphasis on Trade Union clients. Qualifying as a Building Surveyor in 2018, Sam’s experience has been extensive, working as project manager and contract administrator on large scale residential and commercial schemes as well as logistics and retail.

Sam’s professional services experience includes planned preventative maintenance, party walls, reinstatement cost assessments and dilapidations, project monitoring and licence to alter. Sam has a Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying from London Southbank University and is currently working towards chartership with the RICS.

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