IRRV Council

 

Council 2021 - 2022

President and Portfolio Holder: Law & Research

Mr Alistair Townsend CMgr MCMI FIRRV

Alistair is a Director of Alistair Townsend Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2016 and is President of the Institute and Portfolio Holder for Law & Research. Alistair sits on the Nominations Committee and Policy & Resources Committee. He is a member of the East Midlands Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Alistair, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Senior Vice President

Mrs Carla-Maria Heath BA IRRV (Hons)

Carla-Maria was last elected to Council in 2017 and is the Senior Vice President of the Institute. She is the Portfolio Holder: Vice for Law & Research and sits on the Nominations Committee and Policy & Resources Committee. Carla-Maria is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and her primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Carla-Maria, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Junior Vice President and Portfolio Holder: Commercial Services

Mr Nick Rowe IRRV (Hons)

Nick is Assistant Director of Finance: Local Tax & Accounts Receivable at the London Borough of Ealing.

He was last elected to Council in 2021. Nick is the Junior Vice President of the Institute and Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services. He sits on the Nominations Committee and Policy & Resources Committee. Nick is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Nick, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Immediate Past President

Mr Andrew Hetherton MRICS IRRV (Hons)

Andrew is a Director of Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2015 and served as President of the Institute in 2019 and 2020. Andrew is the Immediate Past President of the Institute and Vice Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee. He sits on the Nominations Committee, Policy & Resources Committee and Professional Conduct Committee. Andrew is a member of the Wessex Association and his primary Faculty is Valuation.

Andrew represents the Institute on the following Groups:-

  • Business Rates Advisory Forum
  • Professional Bodies Liaision Group
  • Valuation Tribunal Users Group 

To contact Andrew, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Chair of Policy & Resources Committee

Mr Richard Harbord FRSA MBCS M.Phil CPFA FCCA IRRV (Hons) FCMI MIMC

Richard is a Managing Consultant for MRF UK Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2018 and served as President of the Institute in 1995 and 2013.  Richard is Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee and sits on the Policy & Resources Committee and Professional Conduct Committee. He is a member of the Thames Valley Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Richard, please send an e-mail to Richard@harbord.net.

Chair of Professional Conduct Committee

Mr Simon Green BSc(Hons) MRICS IRRV (Hons)

Simon is a Partner with Gerald Eve LLP.

He was first elected to Council in 2019. Simon is Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and sits on the Policy & Resources Committee and Professional Conduct Committee. He is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and his primary Faculty is Valuation.

Simon represents the Institute on the Professional Bodies Liaision Group. 

To contact Simon, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Portfolio Holder: Education & Membership

Mr James McCafferty IRRV (Hons)

Jim is a Project Manager at Richmondshire District Council..

He was last elected to Council in 2021 and served as President of the Institute in 2015. Jim is the Portfolio Holder for Education & Membership and sits on the Policy & Resources Committee. He is a member of the Scottish Association and his primary Faculty is Benefits.

To contact Jim, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Council Members

Ms Charlotte Acutt Tech IRRV

Charlotte is the Operations Manager (Income) at the London Borough of Southwark. 

She was first elected to Council in 2021. Charlotte is a member of the London & Home Councties Association and her primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Charlotte, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mr Alan Bronte FRICS IRRV (Hons)

Alan has now retired and was previously the Director of Rating Policy at the Department of Finance, Land & Property Services.

He was last elected to Council in 2021. Alan is a member of the Northern Ireland Association and his primary Faculty is Valuation.

To contact Alan, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mr Dave Chapman FIRRV

Dave is now self-employed and was previously Services Director (Local Taxation) at Marston Holdings Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2021 and served as President of the Institute in 2012. Dave is a member of the Lancashire & Cheshire Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Dave, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

 

Mr Allan Clark MSc, MCMI, FIRRV

Allan is Head of Finance: Exchequer at the London Borough of Barnet.

He was last elected to Council in 2019. Allan is the Portfolio Holder (Vice) for Commercial Services. He is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Allan, please send an e-mail to Allan.Clark@Barnet.gov.uk.  

Mr Ian Ferguson IRRV (Hons)

Ian is Income Recovery Manager at Believe Housing.

He was last elected to Council in 2018 and served as President of the Institute in 2016. Ian is a member of the Northern Counties Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Ian, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Miss Louise Freeth FIRRV

Louise is Head of Revenues, Benefits, Library and Resident Services at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

She was last elected to Council in 2021 and served as President of the Institute in 2018. Louise is currently the Portfolio Holder: Vice for Education & Membership. She is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and her primary Faculty is Benefits.

Louise represents the Institute on the Valuation Tribunal Users Group. 

To contact Louise, please send an e-mail to Louise.Freeth@RBWM.gov.uk

Mr David Graaff MBA MCIP, IRRV (Hons)

David is Head of Service Delivery at the London Borough of Haringey. 

He was first elected to Council in 2021. David is a member of the London & Home Councties Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact David, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mr Christopher Grose MRICS IRRV (Hons)

Chris is a Director (Business Rates) at Hartnell Taylor Cook.

He was first elected to Council in 2021. Chris is a member of the London & Home Councties Association and his primary Faculty is Valuation.

To contact Chris, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mr Gordon Heath BSC IRRV (Hons)

Gordon is a Director of Gordon Heath Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2019 and served as President of the Institute in 2017. Gordon sits on the Professional Conduct Committee. He is a member of the London & Home Counties Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Gordon, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mrs Zoe Kent IRRV (Hons)

Zoe is Revenues & Benefits Manager at Swale Borough Council.

She was first elected to Council in 2018. Zoe is a member of the South Eastern Association and her primary Faculty is Benefits.

To contact Zoe, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mrs Julie Smethurst IRRV (Hons)

Julie is a Client Partnership Manager at Dukes Bailiffs Ltd.

She was first elected to Council in 2021. Julie is a member of the Lancashire & Cheshire Association and her primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Julie, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Mr Kevin Stewart MAAT MCMI FIRRV

Kevin is Business Unit Leader: Revenues and Benefits at Mid Sussex District Council.

He was last elected to Council in 2019 and served as President of the Institute in 2015. Kevin sits on the Professional Conduct Committee and the Qualifications and Management Board. He is a member of the East Midlands Association and his primary Faculty is Benefits.

To contact Kevin, please send an e-mail to Kevin.Stewart@midsussex.gov.uk.

Mr Robert Trahern FIRRV

Bob is Business Development Director (Local Taxation) at Marston Holdings Ltd.

He was last elected to Council in 2018 and served as President of the Institute in 2008. Bob is a member of the West Midlands Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

Bob represents the Institute on the Local Taxation Partnership Forum.

To contact Bob, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.

Honorary Treasurer

Mr Allan Traynor FCCA IRRV (Hons) REV-BV

Allan is a Consultant / Trainer for Allan Traynor Consulting.

Allan is the Institute's Honorary Treasurer and served as President of the Institute in 2007. Allan is Vice Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee and sits on the Nominations Committee and Policy & Resources Committee. He is a member of the West Midlands Association and his primary Faculty is Local Taxation & Revenues.

To contact Allan, please send an e-mail C/O Gary Watson (Deputy Chief Executive) to Gary.watson@irrv.org.uk.