Building Stronger Together
Our directors & senior managers
Building Stronger Together
Through Richard’s personality and hands-on approach, Richard leads Rund as Managing Director in a highly engaging and proactive manner.
With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, Richard’s experience extends across the commercial and residential sectors as a building surveyor and employer’s agent.
Richard has previously spent part of his career as a Development Project Manager for a leading registered housing provider, meaning that he has first-hand experience in managing both refurbishment and new-build projects.
Richard commented: “I believe it’s important to be straight talking and honest with every client, to develop a bespoke plan which will successfully deliver their individual requirements. I’m proud to lead a highly motivated team which mirrors this belief and is committed to delivering a high quality of service for every client.”
Paul manages our Southampton office, and is directly involved in running projects on behalf of a variety of clients across the South of England to provide his in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure a successful project.
As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Paul leads our cost consultancy services and works with clients, and other professionals, from initial feasibility through to project completion. Paul has a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, with particular expertise in commercial and residential developments.
Paul commented: “I’ve worked at Rund since 2005, proudly watching staff develop their careers and overcome new challenges every day, as we work across such a broad range of sectors. With every new challenge comes a new sense of achievement when a project successfully completes, and this feeling never grows old.”
With over 18 years of experience as a Chartered Surveyor, Paul is well versed in planning, coordinating, and managing new build developments and refurbishment projects across a range of project types and sectors.
As a Director of Rund, Paul's responsibilities include developing the strategy and vision for the growth and diversification of the company, client base and range of surveying and construction consultancy services across our teams and offices.
Paul builds strong, ongoing relationships based on the values of clients, trust, collaboration, quality, and people.
Paul is a strong advocate of working together as a team to deliver a solution-focused approach, utilising Rund’s strength and resources to overcome project challenges, provide continuity of service and deliver a high-quality end result at all times.
Working in both the private and public sectors Paul's extensive experience includes acting as Project Director, Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Joint Venture Supervisor and Contract Administrator on:
Paul commented: “Since joining Rund in 2012, my objective has been to build strong, ongoing client relationships based on trust and confidence, gained through our experience and expertise. I’m delighted to have grown an extensive client portfolio and am dedicated to developing our services, growing the business, and making Rund the consultant of choice".
Philip is a Chartered Building Surveyor with wide-ranging experience across the residential, education and healthcare sectors.
In conjunction with colleagues, Philip provides Employer’s Agent and Project Management services for multi-million pound mixed-use residential schemes. Philip is experienced in managing complex development sites and overcoming the challenges of site abnormals, phased delivery and engagement with multiple stakeholders.
His background, as a Building Surveyor, ensures that Philip is well-versed in neighbourly matters and he is able to provide a keen focus on build quality.
Phil commented: “During my time at Rund, I’ve been fortunate enough to work across multiple large-scale developments with prestigious clients who trust our judgement and appreciate our dedication to their project. We take each individual experience and apply our learnings to every new challenge, which is what makes our line of work so rewarding.”
As a highly experienced Human Resources Director, Nikki has multi-industry experience and extensive corporate Board experience, including as Group HR Director for Rexam, an FTSE 100 Company. With her many years of international experience in corporate change, operations and strategic growth Nikki brings to Rund a deep understanding of building truly winning organisations and companies committed to the development of their people.
As a fully qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a member of the Association of Project Management, Stuart brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Rund after working across a wide range of construction sectors over the past 30 years. This includes the residential (affordable, private and private rented), later living, education, commercial and healthcare sectors, where he was involved in managing multiple complex construction projects.
Prior to Rund, Stuart worked as Project Director/Programme Manager at Arcadis, where he managed a 30-strong team of Project and Cost Managers. As part of Arcadis’ South West Government Programme and Project Management team, Stuart was responsible for strategic leadership, as well as leading delivery of client objectives on a variety of schemes including social infrastructure projects, urban growth and revitalisation programmes.
Stuart commented: “Rund has built an excellent reputation for itself over the years, as I was already aware of its prestige within the Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying sectors before joining the company. As a recent addition to Rund, I’m looking forward to passing on my knowledge to an already talented team, and seeing what we can achieve together for our clients.”
Owen is experienced in new build developments, the development process and managing complex projects for the affordable, private sale and build to rent residential market. Clients directly benefit from Owen’s understanding and experience in achieving value, whilst always fully considering key risks and opportunities. Owen comprehensively understands value and the whole-life approach to a development. Owen has a keen eye for identifying and mitigating risks, to the great benefit of our clients.
Owen commented: “I set out to achieve chartered status at Rund three months into my role, with the company helping me reach my goal in 2020 with extensive training and mentoring. I’m proud to be one of many others at Rund who are fully MRICS Chartered, demonstrating our specialist skills and achievements in our industry, and building on the strong confidence our clients have in our work.”
Tim joined Rund in the spring of 2012 having worked previously for many years with a main contractor as a Project Surveyor. Tim has over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. His day to day role is employer’s agent on large residential schemes in the Southern region but is also involved with feasibility estimates, budget costings, cost plans and traditional quantity surveying and contract administration services for a range of different clients.
Tim oversees a team of employer’s agents and quantity surveyors from our Southampton office and has experience working on projects within residential, education, healthcare, industrial sectors and historic buildings, as well as smaller domestic schemes.
Tim commented: “Having worked across various roles at Rund, I enjoy managing a team with such broad skillsets, with each employee complementing each other with their individual strengths. Our multi-disciplinary service appeals to many clients, as we provide multiple services and offer a holistic view for their projects.”
Simon has worked in the property and construction industry for more than 10 years and is a highly experienced Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor. He joined Rund in 2016 as Assistant Surveyor and has since developed a wealth of experience after successfully delivering many construction projects across the residential, commercial, and leisure sectors. Clients have praised Simon’s trusted advice time and time again, as he offers a broad range of multi-disciplinary skills, including Project Management, Cost Planning, and Contract Administration.
Simon has played an instrumental role in Rund’s rapid expansion over the years, helping us build a strong reputation and portfolio of work in the South West – which subsequently led to opening our Bristol office in 2021. Simon now supports the management of our Bristol office, business development and our ambitious growth plans as we enhance our status as ‘The Consultant of Choice’.
Simon commented: “One of Rund’s core values which particularly resonates with me is Collaboration. Working closely with many different team members has allowed me to enhance my skillsets and develop in my role – and in turn, pass learnings onto junior members of the team. We all work as One Rund to help each other progress and are collectively dedicated to delivering exceptional services to our clients.”
Dan’s strong leadership skills, significant contractual and commercial expertise are highly valued by clients. His diverse skillset has been developed over the past 7 years and features multiple specialisms including mixed use developments, forward funding arrangements, and affordable housing schemes.
After joining Rund in 2019 as a Surveyor, Dan has excelled in his role and helped us reach new heights within our client portfolio and service offering. He has played a central role in expanding Rund’s client base in joint ventures and enhancing our highly regarded Joint Venture Supervisor services. Dan has also led our team to success on multiple projects thanks to his exceptional management skills. His role as Managing Surveyor is fundamental as we continue strengthening our team and extending our service offering nationwide.
Dan commented: “It has been invigorating to work on a variety of joint venture schemes at Rund and help make large scale projects accessible, while seeing multiple organisations build long-term, meaningful relationships. In addition, working collaboratively with team members across a large range of developments and disciplines has allowed me to elevate my existing skillset and add value to projects. I am looking forward to supporting more clients as the construction industry continues to adapt at a fast pace and present exciting new opportunities.”
Andrew offers clients a direct, honest approach, complemented by his strong technical knowledge from more than 30 years of working in the property and construction industry. He has substantial expertise in affordable housing developments and has led various mass scale schemes across the South of England.
Andrew joined Rund as an Assistant Surveyor in 2015, following his previous career as a tradesman and founder of a small construction company. He has been instrumental in developing our presence across the South of England and extending our service provision with clients, effectively showcasing the breadth of our multi-disciplinary service.
Andrew commented: “I have been able to shape my own role at Rund after being exposed to a substantial variety of projects and clients. My role is highly fulfilling as I feel trusted by my team to take ownership of projects and see them through from inception to completion. In addition, I believe an honest approach is key to exceptional quality consultancy. Clients know we are genuinely invested in a project’s success, which is why we have built so many long-term relationships over the past 35 years.”
Tom prioritises seamless delivery in every project, going above and beyond to deliver only the highest quality of service. Clients appreciate his well-informed advice, which is always underpinned by his consideration for long-term objectives and key output deliverables.
Tom’s robust background of experience has seen him lead schemes across multiple sectors including residential, hospitality, and leisure. He also has strong expertise in stakeholder management, having worked across several capital projects within an international healthcare group portfolio.
Tom leads and manages our Birmingham team, while supporting our Senior Management team and Directors as we further enhance our reputation as ‘The Consultant Of Choice’.
Tom commented: “Our work is a continual learning curve as we embrace new opportunities and challenges with every project. I thoroughly enjoy pushing the boundaries of my knowledge base and skillset, getting under the skin of every project element to ensure excellence is always delivered. It is encouraging to work with a team which shares the same level of commitment, and I look forward to working collaboratively as ‘One Rund’ in the coming years to continue building our established presence in the Midlands.”