Our Team

Our unique combination of technology, digital search and data analysis challenges the traditional agency model, and was built by those with first-hand planning and development experience.

Daniel Robinson

Managing director

Dan launched VirginLand by Ringley to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand by Ringley, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business

Charlie Youngs

Land director

Charlie joined VirginLand by Ringley as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after early success with his own property venture. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, and with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie heads up our land team.

Mary-Anne Bowring

CEO, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and CEO of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver oversees the end-to-end operations of our business, managing key accounts from site identification to landowner communications and deal brokering. Oliver helped develop many of the internal systems, and joined VirginLand after a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK.

Steven Norman

Planning director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development with his own development consultancy. Steve advises developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues – and draws from valuable experience piecing together successful schemes across the UK.

Freddy Hoare

Commercial Director

Freddy supports VirginLand by Ringley across a number of functions including marketing, operations, account management and finance. Freddy has previous experience running a tech-enabled property management business, and more recently began a skiwear brand, SQI.

CAMERON SHAW

Senior Land Manager

Cameron studied Planning & Property Development at university and was the first to join our graduate scheme. Cam quickly showed his value to our clients and team, identifying development opportunities and providing support to both landowner and developer through the acquisition process. Cam has helped develop much of the account management function of the business.

Ben Edwards

Technology Director

Ben brings his wealth of Technology and Digital Transformation experience to VirginLand by Ringley as we continue to lead innovation in the technology space. With a background and degree in Computer Science, and nearly a decade of experience in Technology within the Property sector, Ben will support the team providing consultancy, support, and advice on our digital strategy.

Leana Aristodemou

Technical director

Leana first joined The Ringley Group in 2018, and has since achieved an MSc in Real Estate alongside MIRPM, MARLA and AssocRICS qualifications during her tenure as Director of Surveys at Ringley. Leana will soon gain her full MRICS status and assume an expanded role as the Technical Director.

Sam Bedford

Land Manager

Sam joins VirginLand by Ringley with a specific interest in property development and regeneration after gaining experience in the land acquisition team for South London and M25 fringe region at a large London based residential developer. Sam studied Real Estate at university, and brings strong technical knowledge and an ambition for growth to our team.

Tom Opperman

Land Manager

Tom has nearly 10 years of acquisition experience in prime and super prime residential markets across London, East Anglia and the Home Counties. Tom has overseen the development process from site purchase through to planning and construction, finally handing keys to new homeowners.

Charlie fleuriot

Land Manager

Charlie helps connect developers and landowners, brokering mutually beneficial deals that unlock the full value of a site. Charlie went to Oxford Brookes University to study Real Estate Management. Since graduating, Charlie has held roles with Winkworth and Robert Cort whilst continuing his study towards RICS accreditation.

Alex Dobbie

Land Manager

After gaining a degree in Planning and Property Development at Oxford Brookes University, Alex begun his career as a Development Manager at a development firm in central London. Alex has overseen the construction of projects ranging from 3-50 units, and now joins our Land Management team to support the land identification arm of our business – bring forward compatible development opportunities for our clients.

Ben Chiesa

Assistant Planner

Ben has recently completed internships with Savills and VirginLand by Ringley, now joining the team part-time alongside his study as a Land and Planning Assistant, providing support to our account managers, buyers and landowners. Ben is currently studying Real Estate at the University of Westminster, due to graduate in 2024.

Wilkie Hoare

Technology Assistant

Wilkie works closely with Ben, Dan and Freddy to maintain and improve the complex data and technical systems required to perform land acquisition at scale. Wilkie oversees many of the day-to-day automations and integrations, providing hands-on support to our account managers. Wilkie is studying Maths at the University of Bristol alongside his role here at VirginLand by Ringley.

Georgia Wellesley-Davies

Executive Assistant

Georgia works closely with the senior leadership team and account managers to manage administrative tasks, coordinate schedules, and ensure the seamless functioning of our office. Georgia spends half of her week as an inspiring secondary school Science teacher, and the other half as VirginLand by Ringley’s executive assistant.

Daniel Robinson

Managing director

Dan launched VirginLand by Ringley in 2019 to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand by Ringley, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business.

Charlie Youngs

Land director

Charlie joined VirginLand by Ringley as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after early success with his own property venture. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, and with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie heads up our land team.

Mary-Anne Bowring

CEO, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and CEO of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver oversees the end-to-end operations of our business, managing key accounts from site identification to landowner communications and deal brokering. Oliver helped develop many of the internal systems, and joined VirginLand by Ringley after a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK.

Steven Norman

Planning director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development with his own development consultancy. Steve advises developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues – and draws from valuable experience piecing together successful schemes across the UK. national planning policy, Steve is well placed to advise developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues.

Freddy Hoare

Commercial Director

Freddy supports VirginLand by Ringley across a number of functions including marketing, operations, account management and finance. Freddy has previous experience running a tech-enabled property management business, and more recently began a skiwear brand, SQI.

Cameron Shaw

Senior Land Manager

Cameron studied Planning & Property Development at university and was the first to join our graduate scheme. Cam quickly showed his value to our clients and team, identifying development opportunities and providing support to both landowner and client through the acquisition process. Cam has helped develop much of the account management function of the business.

Ben Edwards

Technology Director

Ben brings a different skill-set to the company, with a background and degree in Computer Science. Since university, Ben has taken leadership through digital transformation projects with business across the property industry.

Leana Aristodemou

Technical Director

Leana first joined The Ringley Group in 2018, and has since achieved an MSc in Real Estate alongside MIRPM, MARLA and AssocRICS qualifications during her tenure as Director of Surveys at Ringley. Leana will soon gain her full MRICS status and assume an expanded role as the Technical Director.

Sam Bedford

Land Manager

Sam joins VirginLand by Ringley with a specific interest in property development and regeneration after gaining experience in the land acquisition team for South London and M25 fringe region at a large London based residential developer. Sam studied Real Estate at university, and brings strong technical knowledge and an ambition for growth to our team.

Tom Opperman

Land Manager

Tom has nearly 10 years of acquisition experience in prime and super prime residential markets across London, East Anglia and the Home Counties. Tom has overseen the development process from site purchase through to planning and construction, finally handing keys to new homeowners.

Charlie fleuriot

Land Manager

Charlie helps connect developers and landowners, brokering mutually beneficial deals that unlock the full value of a site. Charlie went to Oxford Brookes University to study Real Estate Management. Since graduating, Charlie has held roles with Winkworth and Robert Cort whilst continuing his study towards RICS accreditation.

Alex Dobbie

Land Manager

After gaining a degree in Planning and Property Development at Oxford Brookes University, Alex begun his career as a Development Manager at a development firm in central London. Alex has overseen the construction of projects ranging from 3-50 units, and now joins our Land Management team to support the land identification arm of our business – bring forward compatible development opportunities for our clients.

Ben Chiesa

Assistant Planner

Ben has recently completed internships with Savills and VirginLand by Ringley, now joining the team part-time alongside his study as a Land and Planning Assistant, providing support to our account managers, buyers and landowners. Ben is currently studying Real Estate at the University of Westminster, due to graduate in 2024.

Wilkie Hoare

Technology Assistant

Wilkie works closely with Ben, Dan and Freddy to maintain and improve the complex data and technical systems required to perform land acquisition at scale. Wilkie oversees many of the day-to-day automations and integrations, providing hands-on support to our account managers. Wilkie is studying Maths at the University of Bristol alongside his role here at VirginLand by Ringley.

Georgia Wellesley-Davies

Executive Assistant

Georgia works closely with the senior leadership team and account managers to manage administrative tasks, coordinate schedules, and ensure the seamless functioning of our office. Georgia spends half of her week as an inspiring secondary school Science teacher, and the other half as VirginLand by Ringley’s executive assistant.

Daniel Robinson

Managing Director

Dan launched VirginLand by Ringley in 2019 to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand by Ringley, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business.

Charlie Youngs

Land Director

Charlie joined VirginLand by Ringley as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after early success with his own property venture. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, and with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie heads up our land team.

Mary-Anne Bowring

CEO, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and CEO of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver oversees the end-to-end operations of our business, managing key accounts from site identification to landowner communications and deal brokering. Oliver helped develop many of the internal systems, and joined VirginLand by Ringley after a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK.

Steven Norman

Planning Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development with his own development consultancy. Steve advises developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues – and draws from valuable experience piecing together successful schemes across the UK. national planning policy, Steve is well placed to advise developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues.

Freddy Hoare

Commercial Director

Freddy supports VirginLand by Ringley across a number of functions including marketing, operations, account management and finance. Freddy has previous experience running a tech-enabled property management business, and more recently began a skiwear brand, SQI.

CAMERON SHAW

Senior Land Manager

Cameron studied Planning & Property Development at university and was the first to join our graduate scheme. Cam quickly showed his value to our clients and team, identifying development opportunities and providing support to both landowner and client through the acquisition process. Cam has helped develop much of the account management function of the business.

Ben Edwards

Technology Director

Ben brings a different skill-set to the company, with a background and degree in Computer Science. Since university, Ben has taken leadership through digital transformation projects with business across the property industry.

Leana Aristodemou

Technical Director

Leana first joined The Ringley Group in 2018, and has since achieved an MSc in Real Estate alongside MIRPM, MARLA and AssocRICS qualifications during her tenure as Director of Surveys at Ringley. Leana will soon gain her full MRICS status and assume an expanded role as the Technical Director.

Sam Bedford

Land Manager

Sam joins VirginLand by Ringley with a specific interest in property development and regeneration after gaining experience in the land acquisition team for South London and M25 fringe region at a large London based residential developer. Sam studied Real Estate at university, and brings strong technical knowledge and an ambition for growth to our team.

Tom Opperman

Land Manager

Tom has nearly 10 years of acquisition experience in prime and super prime residential markets across London, East Anglia and the Home Counties. Tom has overseen the development process from site purchase through to planning and construction, finally handing keys to new homeowners.

Charlie fleuriot

Land Manager

Charlie helps connect developers and landowners, brokering mutually beneficial deals that unlock the full value of a site. Charlie went to Oxford Brookes University to study Real Estate Management. Since graduating, Charlie has held roles with Winkworth and Robert Cort whilst continuing his study towards RICS accreditation.

Alex Dobbie

Land Manager

After gaining a degree in Planning and Property Development at Oxford Brookes University, Alex begun his career as a Development Manager at a development firm in central London. Alex has overseen the construction of projects ranging from 3-50 units, and now joins our Land Management team to support the land identification arm of our business – bring forward compatible development opportunities for our clients.

Ben Chiesa

Assistant Planner

Ben has recently completed internships with Savills and VirginLand by Ringley, now joining the team part-time alongside his study as a Land and Planning Assistant, providing support to our account managers, buyers and landowners. Ben is currently studying Real Estate at the University of Westminster, due to graduate in 2024.

Wilkie Hoare

Technology Assistant

Wilkie works closely with Ben, Dan and Freddy to maintain and improve the complex data and technical systems required to perform land acquisition at scale. Wilkie oversees many of the day-to-day automations and integrations, providing hands-on support to our account managers. Wilkie is studying Maths at the University of Bristol alongside his role here at VirginLand by Ringley.

Georgia Wellesley-Davies

Executive Assistant

Georgia works closely with the senior leadership team and account managers to manage administrative tasks, coordinate schedules, and ensure the seamless functioning of our office. Georgia spends half of her week as an inspiring secondary school Science teacher, and the other half as VirginLand by Ringley’s executive assistant.