Meet the team

Our team is recruited for their broad range of skills drawn from various sectors of the industry we work in. Each bring the dedication and professionalism needed for our forward-thinking businesses.

Ray Dalton


As the founder of Gade Group, Ray’s experience in the industry spans over 60 years. Ray joined Finlinson, a comprising company of Gade Group, in 1963 and directed the business into property development in 1969.

Having built up various successful commercial and residential development companies, he now oversees all of the Group’s strategic financial and investment decisions which enable the development arm of the group to continue to grow.

William Dalton

Managing Director

With a degree in Land Management, Will’s background includes both development and investment in a range of property types. He began his career working with a central London developer, specialising in the construction of multi-storey residential towers and later with a firm of chartered surveyors, gaining RICS accreditation. Working at Allsop he advised both private and institutional clients on the disposal of investment property on a national basis.

Since joining Gade in January 2013, Will has been responsible for the shifting of Gade’s focus from the commercial portfolio by re-establishing the housebuilding arm and developing the partnerships that are pivotal to Gade’s future.

Bernard O'Neill

Head of Finance

Bernard joined Gade in June 2021 as Head of Finance, having come from a background of housebuilding and property based business’. Having studied Mining Geology at university he initially drifted into accountancy and has developed and honed his skills through many years of experience which he hopes will benefit the team at Gade. Relaxation takes him out onto the golf course whenever possible.

Yourgos Alexander

Head of Land

Yourgos joined Gade Group in 2020 with an outstanding track record in identifying, acquiring and developing housing sites across the region. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge that was gained at CALA, Berkeley and most recently as Head of Land & Planning at Balfour Beatty Homes for England.

Yourgos leads on all land acquisition and planning activities across Gade Group. He is looking forward to continuing to work with his existing and new contact base to secure the acquisition of new development opportunities and assist Gade with the continued delivery of high-quality housing developments across the South East.

Kalum Brade

Construction Manager

Kalum brings over 10 years of experience in managing large-scale commercial and residential construction projects with gross development values of up to £250m. Latterly, in the capacity of Head of Construction, plus the joint responsibility of leading the design teams from planning through to construction.

Kalum resources a full management team across all levels, including Contracts Managers, Site Managers and Assistant Site Managers and manages all aspects of construction delivery. He is also responsible for the health & safety and quality on all Gade Homes projects.

Sonia Whitehead

Finance Manager

Sonia joined Gade in 2013 as the Finance Manager, having worked as a Finance Consultant, as well as in accounting roles for City Renovations Ltd and BE Aerospace.

Ana Martins

Operational Manager

Joining Gade in 2017 as PA and Office Manager, Ana has previously worked in Tourism and Manufacturing sectors for the past five years.

Ana’s responsibilities include coordinating operational activities across all companies from access management of commercial property, through to sales and marketing of new homes.

Dan Skinner

Land Manager

Dan joined Gade in June 2016 as Land Manager and assists the development team with project planning across all new business, from inception through to planning permission. He coordinates the landowner with construction team, with a particular focus on the technical elements of each process.

Dan also uses his Geography background to understand and apply evolving local planning policy to assist in appraising and sources new development sites.

Sophie Shrieve

PA and Office Manager

Joining Gade in 2018 as PA and Office Manager, Sophie previously worked in hospitality and events. Sophie is responsible for all administrative tasks that ensure the smooth running of the office, in addition to assisting the Managing Director and Chairman with their day-to-day workload.

Tom Bega

Technical Manager

Mark Greenwood

Managing Surveyor

Robert Barnwell

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Robert has over 5 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector having worked for PLC companies and private developers. He joined Gade in July 2020 as an Assistant surveyor. He liaises with the commercial, construction and finance teams through each stage of the development process through to each project’s completion.

Ruby Khaliq

Assistant Management Accountant

Ruby joined Gade in September 2020. Ruby is a versatile management accountant professional with over 20 years’ experience within accounting and finance. Ruby has gained a wealth of experience over the years having worked at DS Smith Packaging a leading international FTSE 100 business and most recently within the construction industry where she has worked for Linden Homes now Vistry Homes for the last six years one of the top five house builders in the UK before joining Gade. Ruby is a team player with a track record of improving systems and increasing efficiency.

Iwona Saunders

Payment Clerk

Iwona joined the company in September 2020 as a Payment Clerk having worked in the building profession for many years. She had started her carrier with construction working for Jewson Builders Merchant as a Branch Administrator for three years progressing to Accounts Assistant working for Philiam Construction specialized in residential, commercial and public building and Relickpride private developer dedicated in high end residential homes. Iwona is working alongside Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Land Manager and Associate Commercial Director as well as Finance Manager and Assistant Management Accountant processing all incoming invoices and issuing Certificates to suppliers and contractors across each projects.

Work with Gade (this could be you)

We are always interested in hearing from potential new Gade employees. If you think you would fit our team, get in touch.