Meet The Team

Duncan Ford

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Managing Director

Prior to founding Perseus Land & Developments, Duncan was Development Director and Head of Healthcare at another property development company, where he managed a team of six people and oversaw the acquisition of over 45 sites for the development of healthcare uses from a standing start in little over six years. He has been responsible for masterminding some of the most significant multi-site development deals in the sector. Duncan has also led development projects in the housing, retail, leisure and business space sectors, in client-side development and project manager roles. This blend of skills are what underpins the whole team.

Melville Knight


Mel joined the Perseus team in February 2021 as non-executive Chairman.  He joined us from Castleoak, a national developer and contractor, specialising in the social care sector with a turnover in excess of £70m. Mel has been involved with the care and retirement living sector over the last 25 years, and has observed at first hand the challenges facing the sector and the changes in response to these.

William Chambers

Acquisitions Director

Will is a Chartered Surveyor with over 13 years’ experience in real estate planning and development, spanning across the care, retirement, residential and commercial sectors. He focuses on the identification and acquisition of land opportunities and has an extensive track record of structuring successful acquisitions, developments and their exits.

Peter Brecknell


Peter joined Perseus in June 2019 and has over 30 years experience within the commercial property market having successfully acted on behalf of numerous major, national and international occupiers, developers and funds throughout the UK.

Bob Shattock


Bob is a Chartered Town Planner and Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in acquisitions, disposals and planning across the commercial and residential sectors. He focuses on the identification and acquisition ofland opportunities and has an extensive track record of successful developments.

Steve Chambers


Steve has over 30 years’ experience in commercial and corporate banking and has strong personal relationships with senior executives at a significant number of traditional and new debt providers.  He is a Director of Barwood Capital and a member of the Board of Perseus.

Hitesh Patel

Financial Controller

Hitesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an MBA in Business Administration and over 15 years of financial management and commercial accounting experience.

Hayley Gordge

Marketing Manager

Hayley has over 15 years administration experience and she has worked in a marketing environment for the last 3 years.  She manages and co-ordinates all branding and marketing activities for Perseus.

Cerys Cheesman

Cerys Cheesman

Administration Support

Cerys provides full administration support to Perseus.