Trustees & Contact


  • Mr Anthony Chase FRICS
  • Professor Ian Dowman BSc PhD FRICS (Secretary)
  • Mr R E H Hayward BSc (Est. Man), FRICS
  • Mr C R Little BA (Hons) DipLS
  • Mr Michael Newey DSc (Hon) BSc FRICS FCIH FRSA MAHI
  • Professor Sarah Sayce BSc PhD FRICS IRRV(Chair)
  • Mr E B D Waldy, MPhil, FRICS

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Professor Sarah Sayce

Sarah Sayce is a Chartered Surveyor with practice experience of working in both consultancy and in-house for a major corporate. She left practice to become an academic and for many years she led the Surveying and Planning School at Kingston University, where she is now Emeritus Professor. She continues to be an active academic, holding the position of part-time Professor in Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Reading and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University.  For 10 years Sarah was on the Governing Council of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and still serves on their Valuation Advisory Board. In addition to the ABF, she is a Trustee of the Ethical Property Foundation (a property advice charity) and the RICS Research Trust. 

Anthony Chase FRICS

Tony Chase is a Chartered Surveyor and a Partner in property consultants Gerald Eve LLP.  He is a long-standing member of the firm’s Professional Standards Panel, with responsibilities which have ranged from professional practice and compliance to anti-money laundering, and has many years’ experience of working voluntarily in charitable and not-for-profit organisations, including acting as Chair and Trustee of a local charitable group and Chair of Governors of a public sector school.

Professor Ian Dowman BSc PhD FRICS (Secretary)

Ian Dowman is Emeritus Professor in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at University College London (UCL). He was President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)  from 2004 to 2008. He has represented ISPRS at international organisations such as UN and ICSU and has organised workshops and meetings internationally, particularly in Africa and South America. He now edits Geomatics World.

Richard Hayward BSc (Est. Man), FRICS

Richard Hayward is a chartered valuation surveyor who has combined his own private practice with work as an academic and authorship.  He retired as a Principal Lecturer, having been responsible for running undergraduate and postgraduate Estate Management courses at South Bank and East London Universities. In practice, his professional experience has been wide-ranging, but for many years he has specialised in statutory compensation, planning and compulsory purchase. He is the author The Handbook of Land Compensation (published by Sweet and Maxwell), which attempts to be definitive on its subject, and is editor and co-author of Valuation: Principles into Practice.

Christopher Little
BA (Hons) DipLS

Chris Little‘s industrial experience includes many years as a land surveyor working in the UK and overseas, involving topographic surveys, building surveys and setting out; and eight years’ technical/software support and running training courses for Sokkia Ltd. For the last 14 years he has been the director of a training consultancy, running surveys and setting out courses for the surveying and construction industries. He also has many years’ experience in the charity sector in his village, including acting as the chairman of one charity for over 10 years.

Michael Newey

Michael Newey is a Chartered Surveyor and a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is Chief Executive of Broadland Housing Group, a social landlord, and Executive Chair of Broadland St Benedicts, a residential open market developer, and Broadland Development Services, both subsidiaries of Broadland Housing. He is a Board Member of Homes for Cathy, a national coalition of over 100 housing associations committed to end homelessness in the UK. He chairs the Surveying Professional Advisory Board at Portsmouth University and the Real Estate and Land Management Advisory Board at the Royal Agricultural University. He is also a Professional Member of the RICS Global Standards and Regulation Board.  Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has an Honorary Doctorate from Portsmouth University. Away from property, he chairs the Norwich Theatre Royal Trust, which runs three venues in Norwich. 

Brian Waldy

Brian Waldy is a chartered surveyor, with extensive experience in the UK and international consultancy. A qualified investment analyst, he is a former Chair of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR). In relation to registered charities, he is a former Chairman of the Aubrey Barker Fund, the RICS Foundation and the RICS Education Trust and a former Trustee of the Friends of the Commonwealth. Brian is the current Chair of Survey Review. He was the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) for 11 years and is now their Commonwealth liaison. He is a former Chairman of FIG Commission 9 (valuation and the management of real estate) and a former Visiting Professor at City University.