Rund Partnership | Directors and Senior Management
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Directors and Senior Management

Rund Partnership is a specialist surveying and construction consultancy, providing services in London and the south of England, with vast experience in all sectors of the construction industry.

Richard Mussell
BSc (Hons), Dip Surv, MRICS
Managing Director

Paul Deakin

Paul Belfield
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Nikki Rolfe
Non-Executive Director

Martha Slade
Associate Director

Philip Smith
BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS
Associate Director

David Drew
Associate Director

Timothy Woodman
BA (Hons) PGDipSurv
Managing Surveyor

Lucy Holmes
Managing Surveyor

Geoff West
BSc (Hons) Dip Grad Surv MRICS
Managing Surveyor

Gurvinder Ladher
Managing Clerk
of Works

Simon Duffy
Senior Clerk
of Works

Andrew Bonner
BSc (Hons)
Managing Surveyor

Richard Mussell BSc (Hons) Dip Surv MRICS

Managing Director

Through Richard’s personality and hands-on approach, Richard leads Rund Partnership 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.

Paul Deakin BSc MRICS


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 25 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, with particular expertise in commercial and residential developments.

Paul Belfield BSc (Hons) MRICS


Paul leads our London office creating the strategy and vision for its development and growth. Paul’s attention-to-detail benefits clients from his involvement in small residential schemes to multi-million pound initiatives involving multiple stakeholders, phasing and elements of developments. Paul believes in working as a team to utilise strengths and resources to overcome challenges, providing continuity of service and ultimately a successful project.

As a Chartered Building Surveyor, Paul has extensive experience in both new-build and refurbishment works, including acting as project manager, designer and contract administrator on projects within the commercial and education sectors. Paul is well-versed in planning, coordinating and managing construction projects from their inception through to completion.

Nikki Rolfe

Non-Executive Director

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 Partnership a deep understanding of building truly winning organisations and companies committed to the development of their people.

Martha Slade BSc (Hons) MA MRICS

Associate Director

As well as having worked as a Building Surveyor on a wide range of projects for both local authorities and housing associations, Martha has over 10 years’ social housing development experience. Martha is an experienced Project Manager and Employer’s Agent and coordinates the company’s quality assurance and compliance processes under the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.

Philip Smith BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS

Associate Director

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.


Associate Director

David is a chartered surveyor experienced in delivering a range of complex new build and refurbishment schemes He has worked in the affordable and private housing sector for over 15 years, predominantly acting as client representative and employer’s agent, whilst also providing quantity surveying services.

With a wide-ranging portfolio, David has worked on small to larger developments, from single units to multiphase, mixed-use and mixed tenures schemes providing hundreds of units. David is highly experienced in managing S106-led and land/build package deals. David’s key personal attributes include his passion and enthusiasm for the housing sector to create a culture of openness and collaborative working, making himself available to his clients and his ability to manage a portfolio of projects.

Timothy Woodman BA (Hons) PGDipSurv

Managing Surveyor

Tim joined Rund Partnership 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.

Lucy Holmes

Managing Surveyor

Lucy initially joined Rund in 2013, having worked for a main contractor for the previous seven years as a Quantity Surveyor, and following a brief career gap, Lucy returned to Rund in 2015.

Lucy is a forward-thinking Managing Surveyor/Employer’s Agent with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the construction industry. Lucy is experienced in working for residential builds, care homes and leisure facilities, but her primary focus is in affordable housing.

As a Managing Surveyor at our Southampton office, Lucy is enthusiastic with the ability to think innovatively. Practically minded with a methodical and logical way of approaching problem-solving with the ability to set and meet targets.

Lucy is flexible with strong team working skills and holds good working relationships with both clients and contractors.

Geoff West BSc (Hons) Grad Dip Surv MRICS

Managing Surveyor

Geoff manages our building surveying team across both our offices, overseeing a wide range of projects across all building surveying disciplines. With over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working as a surveyor, Geoff is ideally suited to undertake the building surveyor services. His attention to detail is key to achieve the desired results for a project. Geoff’s experience in a wide range of disciplines enables him to ensure the client receives the appropriate advice and recommendations to take a project forward and result in the desired outcome.

Gurvinder Ladher MICWCI

Managing Clerk of Works

Gurvinder manages our clerk of works team at our Southampton office, overseeing new build projects as quality control and assurance for our clients, checking compliance with specifications, snagging and handing over of completed properties.

Gurvinder has over 17 years in the construction industry as a carpenter and Clerk of Works. Gurvinder recently passed the Fire Stopping Inspection Diploma, a diploma accredited by The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and recognised by the Institute of Fire Engineers. Gurvinder has demonstrated his ability to carry out fire compartmentation and fire door surveys during the construction process and he is one of our team members that carries out snagging of all communal areas on all of our projects.

Simon Duffy MICWCI Tech ICT

Senior Clerk of Works

Simon has many years of experience working as a clerk of works and as a site manager for contractors, giving him a unique insight into quality from both the client’s and builder’s perspective.

Simon has a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to coordinate construction activities to achieve zero defects. With over 17 years’ experience in the construction industry, clients benefit from Simon’s expertise in identifying potential shortcomings in quality in construction and defects, but importantly receive sound, practical and expert advice in their resolution. Simon works and supports clients and the whole project team to ensure the highest standards of quality in construction, conformity and compliance are achieved.

Andrew Bonner BSc (Hons)

Managing Surveyor

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry gained in both practical, academic and management disciplines, Andrew has specialised in historic building conservation and restoration. Andrew trained as a mason in Dorset and has worked as a master mason in Canada, Norway, Germany and London; including working on extensive repairs at Westminster Abbey.

Andrew now works throughout the South and London as a building surveyor, employer’s agent and project manager, and has previously been responsible for delivering numerous projects for the City of London, The Crown Estates (Royal Household), Historic Royal Palaces and privately-owned aristocratic estates.