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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
BSc MRICS
Director

Paul Belfield
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director

Nikki Rolfe
Non-Executive Director

Martha Slade
BSc (Hons) MA MRICS
Associate Director

Philip Smith
BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS
Associate Director

Timothy Woodman
BA (Hons) PGDipSurv
Managing Surveyor

Oliver Kenny
BSc (Hons) MSc
Managing Surveyor

Owen Evans
BEng (Hons) MScQS
Managing Surveyor

Cameron Cappus
Managing Clerk of Works

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.

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 Deakin BSc MRICS

Director

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 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.”

Paul Belfield BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director

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.

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 ongoing vision to develop our services as we continue to grow as an organisation.”

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.

Martha commented: “When thinking about my time at Rund, I often revert to a simple quote from American Poet, Maya Angelou – ‘Nothing will work unless you do’. It’s inspiring to work alongside a team which puts a significant amount of time and effort into their work, going above and beyond for every client.”

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

Oliver Kenny BSc (Hons) MSc

Managing Surveyor

Oliver is involved in residential schemes across London and the South East. He is highly knowledgeable in both pre and post-contract project consultancy for residential and mixed-use developments. Oliver’s key personal attributes include being an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and his experience enables him to provide speedy and accurate advice due to his knowledge of the residential sector.

Oliver commented: “I’ve had the opportunity to work across various high-level projects at Rund, including refurbishment works at the Royal Albert Hall and the London School of Economics. The level of care we apply to every project at Rund is paramount, so buildings can continue functioning and delivering their renowned purpose for many years to come.”

Owen Evans BEng (Hons) MScQS

Managing Surveyor

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.”

Cameron Cappus

Managing Clerk of Works

Cameron is a registered licentiate member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate and has over 8 years’ experience working in the construction industry. Cameron previously worked in carpentry, and has achieved a Fire Stopping Inspection Diploma, which is accredited by The Institute of Fire Safety Managers.

As Managing Clerk of Works, Cameron is committed to ensuring quality standards are second to none on every project. Clients benefit from his significant expertise in identifying and rectifying potential shortcomings in quality in construction and defects. Cameron has helped deliver exceptional quality standards across varying scales of projects in different construction sectors, making him an invaluable asset to our team.

Cameron commented: “The role of Clerk of Works is indispensable and at Rund, we recognise the importance of long-term quality assurance in any project. I’m proud to be part of a strong Clerk of Works team which goes above and beyond for every client, taking a hands-on approach and following stringent requirements to ensure only the highest quality standards are met.”

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