Meet the Team

Meet the senior decision making team.

 

Mark Holden

Chairman

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry and a significant portfolio of over 300 assets that he owns. With many investments in various finance, property development and new-build companies including a merchant bank, his experience is unique.

As Go Develop’s sole shareholder, Mark’s commitment, unlike many others is real and substantial. He has considerable brand, build, development and financial experience.

Jason Tebb

Group Chief Operating Officer

Jason has over 16 years experience in the property industry and has significant experience in all aspects of property investment, sales and marketing. He has worked with some of the UK’s most iconic brands in the sector within a variety of roles, from front line residential estate agency, to regional divisional control at one of the largest property services PLC’s. As COO Jason has operational and strategic responsibility for the business.

Palinda Samarasinghe

Group Financial Director

Palinda is highly experienced in commercial and property related lending solutions, whilst also possessing a great understanding of a developer’s needs.

Palinda has a superbly flexible commercial approach which sets him apart from the usual FD response of “Computer says…”. He is known for effectively finding solutions to problems. Palinda heads up the legal/valuation processes and oversees all client monitoring. Palinda has worked within the group for over 20 years.

Nils Baker

Commercial Director

Nils has over 20 years’ first-hand experience of the UK property sector, acting as both principal and advisor in a variety of residential and commercial schemes.

He is extremely well connected within the broking and banking communities and since 2011 has been coordinating origination. His experience combines development, multiple new build schemes and strategic planning. This means he can quickly appraise your opportunity and its viability from a developer’s point of view. Nils is always keen to talk through new projects and has a hands on approach in decision making. Nils joined the business soon after its inception and his detailed knowledge of both the business and the market is second to none.

Derek Liu

New Homes Sales Manager

Derek has over 7 years of experience working in the property industry and is a skilled negotiator with a strong track record in sales.

While for the majority of time Derek is based at our head office just outside London,  he also regularly travels across our 1,100 units being constructed nationwide, to help support our partners and ensure a swift and successful exit.

Jefelda Aquino

Senior Finance Manager

Jefelda has over 20 years of experience in financial reporting in construction and various industries. She oversees the internal functions of the accounts department, prepares the monthly management accounts and supports the senior management team. She also liaises with the external accountants in providing accurate accounting within the group.

Our partners can be rest assured that all financial payments, queries and questions are dealt with quickly, effectively and accurately under Jefelda’s management.

Sarah Stammer

Project Operations Manager

Sarah supports our JV partners at all stages of the application process, from legal, survey and any professional information flow to a swift exchange and completion. Sarah brings a wealth of customer relations experience within the financial industry to the team. Her focused, friendly and logical approach means those various strands of professional services can be coordinated quickly and efficiently.

David Masters

Project Operations Manager

David co-ordinates and fully supports our partners right from their initial application.  Carefully guiding our clients through the legal, surveying and professional services aspects, his hard work and client-focused attitude deliver a timely and profitable exit for our partners.  David’s approachable nature and meticulous attention to detail ensure his support is an invaluable resource.

Tracy Plumadore

Finance Manager

Tracy has worked within finance for many years and enjoys helping our partners by offering the very best service, advice and support.  Tracy’s quick and efficient approach ensures every client can rely on a full finance solution right from the initial funding phase through the life of the project.

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