Board of Directors

Alec Guthrie - Chief Executive Officer

The founder of The Guthrie Partnership and former MD of the largest property management business division within HML (historically known as HML Andertons), Alec is now the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of HML as of January 2020.

Alec has over 30 years of experience working in the property services industry including Estate Agency, Residential Lettings, Surveying and Residential and Commercial Property Management. Alec joined HML through the acquisition of The Guthrie Partnership in 2013.

DUTIES: Leadership of all operational and strategic plans across the Group, which includes; chair of operations committee and systems council, acquisitions, public and investor relations.

Richard Smith - Chairman

Richard Smith – Chairman
The founder of Hawksworth Management Limited (HML) in 1991. Richard qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with DTZ Debenham Tie Lung and has over 30 years’ of experience in the property industry.

After setting up his own practice, Richard went on to property investment and development and was co-founder and Managing Director of Artesian Estates which subsequently floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1997.

He is CEO of LTC Holdings plc, from which HML was demerged in 2006 prior to its floatation. LTC continues to retain substantial shareholding in HML.

DUTIES: Oversight of business strategy; chair board meetings

James Howgego – Chief Finance Officer

James Howgego – Finance Director
James qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Smith & Williamson Limited in 1996. He subsequently worked at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton Corporate Finance.

James worked in a venture capital backed leisure group before being appointed as Finance Director of HML 6 months prior to its floatation.

DUTIES: Internal controls; treasury management; compliance; payroll and administration; statutory/management reporting