The Ptarmigan Land multi-disciplinary team is skilled and experienced in strategic land planning, master development, infrastructure delivery, finance, tax and law.

 
 
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CHARLES WHEATMAN BSc HKIS
Chief Executive

Charles is a co-founder of Ptarmigan and has spent his whole career in property. Formerly with Jones Lang LaSalle, in both London and the Far East, he has a BSc Hons in Urban Estate Surveying and until recently was a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is married with three children, is a keen rugby supporter and lives near Hungerford in Berkshire.

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HUGO KIRBY FFA CF
Managing Director

Hugo is a co-founder of Ptarmigan and has been involved in property all of his working life – in planning, refurbishing and developing both residential and commercial properties. He has had an entrepreneurial career that has included IT, trading in derivatives and financial markets as well as attending London Business School. He is a Corporate Finance accountant and an affiliate of the Royal Town Planning Institute. A passionate skier and ocean racer.

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CRAIG NEILSON BSc MRICS
Development Director

Craig joined Ptarmigan in January 2006 and was appointed a Director in 2009. He previously worked at Davis Langdon and Land Securities Trillium. Craig oversees all sites that Ptarmigan are involved in from conception to disposal. When he is not at work he enjoys travelling as well as outdoor pursuits.

 
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DANIEL RAPSON
Strategic Land Technical Director

Having started his career in Local Authority, Daniel went on to work for a consulting engineer before moving in to Development. Daniel has worked for a variety of national Housebuilders, including Countryside, Persimmon and Barratt David Wilson. This experience enables Daniel to deliver the strategic infrastructure required for our sites. Outside of Ptarmigan, Daniel enjoys a variety of sports, such as golf, cycling and football. He has coached a variety of football teams and is a FA mentor guiding new coaches.

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FREDDIE HILTON BSc (Hons) ACA
Chief Financial Officer

Freddie joined Ptarmigan in 2018 having been at a boutique corporate finance firm where he was responsible for advising clients on all aspects of corporate finance, including raising capital and M&A transactions. He qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC where he focused on clients in the real estate sector. He is a member of ICAEW and holds a BSc Hons in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University.

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JOSEPH HAYES MAPAM
Associate Director, Development

Joseph started his career as an engineer, advising clients on delivering highway infrastructure. He moved client side in 2012 developing his skills in site assembly, land promotion and development management and has delivered a number of exciting schemes across the south east. At weekends, Joseph reminisces on his once very active social life but is now fully committed to attending to his young family at home.

 
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OLLY BUCK BA (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI
Associate Director, Development

Olly began his career as a Town Planner in 2004 and has experience spanning roles within local government, planning & environmental consultancy and commercial development working in a range of sectors. Olly is responsible for promoting projects through the planning process to achieve planning consent and also performs a master developer role for projects under construction. In his spare time Olly enjoys live music and festivals, is a keen swimmer and sports fan.

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PETER DOWLING BA (Hons), MSc, MRTPI
Development Manager

Peter began his career as a town planner and joined Ptarmigan in 2018 from his position as an Associate Director at Indigo Planning. He has significant experience in securing planning consents on often complex sites across the country. Peter is responsible for assessing new site opportunities and managing the day-to-day promotion of a number of our current projects. Outside of work, he is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys rugby, running and golf.

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BENJIE NESBITT BSC (Hons) MRICS
Assistant Development Manager

Benjie is an experienced Land Agent and Chartered Surveyor who has joined Ptarmigan from Savills, where he was working on behalf of private, institutional and corporate clients in the acquisitions and disposal of assets within the rural property market and managing their portfolio of assets. His experience adds to the breadth of the Development Management Team.

 
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WENDY HOWARD
Associate Director Management Accountant

Wendy has been managing company finances for 20 years and handles all aspects of Ptarmigan’s business accounting and finance functions. Married with two children she acts as mentor to a number of start up businesses.

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KATE GODFREY
Office Manager/EA to the Directors

Kate has seventeen years of Office Management experience. She joined Ptarmigan in 2016 and manages all of the back office functions required for smooth and efficient operations. She enjoys travelling and lives in Surrey with her fiancé.

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KELLY AGUILAR


Admin Support

Kelly provides much needed admin and back up support for Ptarmigan’s busy office. Kelly is a keen traveller and a movie fanatic.

 
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FELIX SAHLGREN


Project Support

Felix has been at Ptarmigan now for two years having joined back in 2017. In this time, he has developed a range of skills and understanding which has helped with the growth of his role. This involves him in most of Ptarmigan’s active projects, in providing a range of support to the development managers from research and data collection to mapping. He is also responsible for reviewing new site opportunities and for preparing presentations and reports. He enjoys playing most sports and is an avid petrolhead.