People

PMc is jointly owned by its two Directors – Peter Marsh and Robert Rees. We are based in offices in Winchester and London with clients based across England and in the Channel Islands. We employ a team of highly motivated and talented individuals who share our passion for making a difference.

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Peter Marsh

PGCE, BA(Hons), CPFA, FRSA
Project Director

Peter is an experienced client advisor and project manager with an impressive track record of helping clients articulate their vision, define clear briefs and develop creative design solutions to meet their needs. Peter leads the PMc team both strategically and on a day to day basis on our education and civic projects and enjoys the dynamic creative tension of working with clients, end-users, designers and contractors to create spaces and shape futures. 

Prior to establishing PMc, Peter’s senior leadership experience included being a deputy principal in three further education colleges, working as the Deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation and being appointed by the then Secretary of State to the position of Chief Executive of the Tenant Services Authority from 2008 to 2011.  As a non-executive director Peter has served on a range of boards including EC1 New Deal, London Open College Network and the award-winning housing association RHP.

Peter is currently retained by the States of Guernsey, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and a range of education clients for the expertise he brings to the development of estates strategies, the creation of project briefs and the subsequent delivery of capital projects. Peter has helped to secure and advise on the delivery of over £500m of education projects since establishing PMc in 2011.

Peter is both a qualified chartered accountant and a qualified teacher. His unrivalled track record as a strategic advisor, deliverer of transformational projects and direct classroom experience allows Peter to help clients and design teams create efficient, inspiring, creative and flexible buildings that exceed client expectations. 

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Dr Robert Rees

EdD, MProf, MSc, CertEd, Cert HE, FSTL, FRSA, FCMI
Director

Robert is an experienced senior manager with a passion for the life changing opportunities provided by the further education sector. With a successful track record of leadership in curriculum development and quality improvement gained in urban and rural settings, Rob is a highly articulate and personable leader with a robust student- centred approach to his work.

Robert’s entire career has been in the further education sector, starting off as a Lecture/Course Manager in Dance at an outstanding college. Subsequently, he has been a member of a number of college executive/senior management teams as a Director of Faculty, Executive Director (Curriculum and Students) and as Vice Principal (Curriculum & Quality) at large colleges of further and higher education. As a consultant, Rob has acted as an interim Vice Principal (Curriculum, Quality and Students) at a central London college in recovery; as an interim Vice Principal (Curriculum, Quality and Students) at a South West College and is currently supporting one of the country’s largest County Councils, following their inspection in 2016.

Rob is an experienced Ofsted nominee and QAA review facilitator and as a result of working at a college in recovery, has experience of working closely with the FE Commissioner.

In addition, Rob supports and contributes to many educational projects at PMc Ltd, examples of which include:

  • Curriculum review of a specialist higher education institution;
  • Due diligence on a proposed merger between a university and a further education college and a proposed merger between two colleges;
  • Timetabling efficiency review for a further education college;
  • Data and performance analysis for primary and secondary schools across a large county to inform future educational modelling; and,
  • Curriculum scoping and mapping for a recently merged college.

Rob is extremely well qualified. He currently holds two higher degrees (in education and training management and education policy); is a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education and was awarded his doctorate in education from the University of Winchester in 2018. He successfully completed his Senior Leadership and Development Programme (LSIS) and is often invited back as a guest facilitator.

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Steve J Carter

FCMA, FCT, CGMA
Associate Director - Programme Delivery & Assurance

Steve has extensive board-level experience of property, finance, funding and strategy in the higher education sector and with international PLC corporations. Steve provides depth and resilience to the PMc team in major project delivery, project assurance, stakeholder relations and business development.

As the Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Southampton Solent University Steve developed new finance and treasury strategies, led on land acquisition and master planning and on the delivery of the iconic Spark building. He also had board level responsibility for IT, estates and financial reporting. Steve served as a Board Member at Fareham College during a critical period of estates development. He is chair of the CIMA pension fund, chair of the BAR council audit committee and a member of the investment committee of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Prior to joining the education sector, Steve held a variety of posts with Unilever and Lever Faberge in the UK, Belgium and Greece. This included the client side leadership of a £180m corporate headquarters relocation project, merger and strategic business planning across a number of key subsidiaries, as well as Finance Director responsibilities for treasury, financial performance, pensions and funding.

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Mohammed Poswall

MAPM, BSc (Hons)
Senior Project Manager
(Cost & Programme)

Mo is an experienced Senior Project Manager who joined PMc in 2016, having previously worked for a large multi-national company where he was involved on a wide range of educational, residential and commercial projects with values from c£3m to c£30m.

Mo graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. Throughout his career to date he has developed and honed his skills in establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, contractors and clients. This has ensured that projects that he has been involved with are progressed with efficiency, on time and on budget.

At PMc, Mo has supported on the completion of an options appraisal for the development of affordable and market housing across a large local authority area; the financial appraisal for a number of mixed use developments in central London; costing of a range of education buildings at both the concept and tender stages, and management of works on site through to practical completion.

As a Senior Project Manager at PMc, Mo is leading on a number of our construction projects in Hampshire and London as well as providing cost consultancy support for funding bids and Estates Strategy work.

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Ben Neville

MAPM, BA (Hons)
Senior Project Manager

Ben is an experienced Senior Project Manager with considerable knowledge and experience of fit-out works, commercial redevelopments, and space planning. Having previously worked for a national construction company, Ben worked with numerous clients to re-design and project manage the fitting out of their stores throughout England.

At PMc, Ben has managed the £1 million summer refurbishment project at Havant and South Downs College (HSDC) in 2018, as well the refurbishment works of the reception area on the campus over the Easter break. At HSDC, Ben is also supporting Peter in the release of land for housing development, the Havant site Hockey Club Sports-led development, the transformation of the South Downs Main Building (including the creation of new spaces for T Levels), and the associated travel plan and car parking strategy. In the summer of 2019 Ben led the delivery of the £1m LEP funded refurbishment project for The Henley College – on time and on budget. Ben has also worked with other members of the PMc team in delivering estates strategies for clients such as Birmingham Metropolitan College and HSDC.

From the concept design, contract tendering and on-site works delivery, through to practical completion, Ben has experience of managing projects with values ranging from £10k to £1m+ to tight deadlines whilst maintaining operations.

Since obtaining his degree in Business and Financial Management from Sheffield Hallam University, Ben has also obtained the Association for Project Management Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ). Since joining PMc, Ben has undertaken an AutoCAD course and is now working toward obtaining the full APM Project Professional Qualification.

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Eliana Linares-Gonzalez

MAPM, MCIOB, MSc, PgDip, March, BArch
Senior Project Manager

Eliana is a Chartered Construction Manager and an experienced Senior Project Manager, holding a master’s degree in Project Management and an APM project practitioner (IPMA level C) qualification. Prior to becoming a project manager, Eliana worked in architecture; she is a RIBA Part 2-equivalent qualified architect.

Eliana joined PMc in September 2018 after working as Project Manager for the Estates and Campus Services department at the University of Portsmouth for four years. At PMc, Eliana has delivered a number of strategic estates reviews and space planning reviews for education institutions including small independent special schools; larger independent schools for pupils aged 5-18; a number of colleges of further education and universities. She is also leading a construction project for an acute-needs special school in Hampshire.

Throughout her career, she has worked on new build and refurbishment projects in the UK and abroad in education, hospitality, sports and leisure, and residential sectors. She is used to working simultaneously on small and large projects with budgets ranging from £100,000 to £100m and co-ordinating the work of multidisciplinary teams. Her client-side expertise includes end-user briefing, space planning, project planning, as well as design coordination, and management of construction projects from inception through to completion.  

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George Kenchington

MAPM, BA (Hons)
Project Manager
(Research & Policy)

George is an experienced Project Manager, bid writer and research analyst, who has successfully completed capital bids, which have helped secure over £28 million of grant funding for clients.

Since graduating with a first class BA (Hons) in Sociology and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London he has worked in a number of policy areas including environmental policy with respect to e-waste, and more recently, on affordable housing. This includes a report, which he wrote for PMc regarding the rights of leaseholders during estate-wide regeneration projects. He has also acquired quantitative research skills during the three years he spent collecting and analysing project and safety critical data on a £500 million construction project in the City of London; this built upon former experience in the construction sector working on other sites, including the Olympic Park in Stratford.

George is a key member of the PMc team; to date his role at PMc has included bid writing; supporting the delivery of projects worth £55m; project managing refurbishment works with a value of £1m; leading design briefing and client engagement; managing relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders; project scheduling; risk management; space planning; financial modelling; tender preparation and assessment; supporting the execution of ten estate strategies; conducting estates condition surveys and on-site inspections; snagging; and, photographic recording of works in progress. At PMc, George is currently working with a number of colleges to develop their estates strategies, leading a project to convert existing facilities at Fareham College in order to deliver new T Level provision, and deploying his excellent communication skills to complete a number of bids for our FE colleges and university clients.

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Tristan Le Butt

BSc (Hons) MAPM
Project Manager

Tristan is an experienced project manager with a background in strategic residential development, client advice and contract administration. At PMc, Tristan is leading a range of refurbishment and residential site disposal projects and is supporting the delivery of a large complex new build project.

Having previously worked for a large international consultancy, Tristan was involved in 3 strategic development projects each comprising of around 3,000 dwellings. In his previous roles Tristan has managed a range of projects from £100,000 to £3m including:

  • delivery of a 1.5km river restoration project;
  • demolition of a condemned Ministry of Defence barracks to provide a serviced housing parcel;
  • large scale landscaping works including play parks and public open spaces;
  • assistance with various Section 278 and Section 38 contracts; and,
  • a variety of enabling works in order for housing developments to meet their various planning obligations.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience from Cardiff University, Tristan worked as a Geo-Environmental Consultant for three years specialising in brownfield redevelopment and contaminated land.  In this role, Tristan managed various due diligence projects for NHS Trusts, airports and commercial properties to ascertain the  suitability of a range of sites for redevelopment as part of the clients’ asset management programmes.

Tristan is an active member of APM and has obtained the Associate for project Management Project management Qualification (APM PMQ) and is now working towards the next step of becoming a chartered project manager.

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Herbie Rhodes

BA (Hons)
Assistant Project Manager

Herbie is a creative and motivated assistant project manager based in the PMc London office. He graduated with a Part 1 degree in BA (Hons) Architecture from the University of Greenwich. He has recently worked in the furniture and interiors industry as a junior project co-ordinator and has run his own successful business up-cycling mid twentieth century furniture. Herbie joined PMc in October 2019 in order to develop a wider project skill set working on tangible projects that make a difference to the users who learn, work and live in buildings PMc is involved in creating or re-shaping. With his background in design and interiors, Herbie brings a creative outlook to projects and a critical eye for design.

Herbie is proficient in autoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and the Microsoft suite and draws upon his training as an architect and his experience working in interiors to support projects through the design development and delivery stages. As a new addition to the PMc team, he is at the start of his career in project management and will be progressing through the APM qualification route.

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George Hounsome

BA (Hons)
Assistant Project Manager

George is personable and driven Assistant Project Manager with a keen eye for design and manufacture.

With a degree in Product Design from Bournemouth University, he has gained substantial experience of detailed product design, manufacture and installation in the domestic and leisure construction and refurbishment projects. George has joined the PMc team to further develop his skills in client project management. 

In his previous role as Product Development and Contracts Manager he worked on a wide range of projects with values of up to £300k within the manufacturing and supply sector. His experience includes tendering for projects, designing solutions to meet clients’ specifications, producing fully costed bills of materials and overseeing on site installation. George is skilled in Solidworks CAD software and Adobe Illustrator. 

At PMc George will supporting the team on a range of new build and refurbishment projects from inception through to completion, whilst progressing his CPD through the APM qualification route. 

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Tom Cawte

BEng (Hons)
Assistant Project Manager

Tom is a highly motivated assistant project manager who began his career in consultancy and construction with PMc. Tom graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BEng in Construction Engineering Management in 2019 and has since been putting the skills he had developed into practice.

As an assistant project manager, Tom has worked with the team on a wide range of projects including:

  • HSDC Alton Campus Digital and Gaming Hub;
  • HSDC Alton Campus Independent Living Centre;
  • The Loddon School Forrest Oak New Build;
  • States Of Guernsey Strategic Guidance and Space Planning;
  • Lambeth College Estates Strategy; and,
  • The Henley College R1 & R3 Refurbishment.

Tom holds the APM PMQ qualification and aims to further develop his knowledge through the APM qualification route and to gain on the job experience in order to become an experienced professional within the construction industry.

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Michael Paltrinieri

MSc, BSc
Project Manager
Space Planning

Michael is a highly experienced space analyst who started his career with PMc following his undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) studies in civil engineering from the universities of Modena and Bologna. Michael took the opportunity of a six-month placement at the University of Southampton where he wrote and submitted a dissertation on the economic appraisal of the impact of coastal flooding, using Cowes, Isle of Wight, as a case study as part of his Master’s degree. Michael brings to PMc a skillset which includes a high mathematical aptitude, financial appraisal skills and data analysis.

Michael has carried out space planning work for a number of further and higher education clients including

  • Lambeth College;
  • Fareham College – Civil Engineering Training Centre;
  • Berkhamsted School;
  • Havant & South Downs College;
  • St Vincent College;
  • The Henley College;
  • Warsash Maritime Academy;
  • Southampton City College;
  • Capital City College Group;
  • South Staffordshire College;
  • BMET;
  • States of Guernsey; and,
  • Lincoln College.

Michael has now returned to Italy, where he remains a valued member of the PMc team as an Associate, conducting space planning and other analytical work.

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Selin Kaya

Project & Business Support Administrator

Selin is a highly personable and professional business administrator beginning her career with PMC. She uses her outstanding organisational skills to provide first class administrative support to the execution of a wide range of projects. In addition to organising project files, the archive system and supporting project managers in the creation of day/meeting files for the Managing Director, she supports directors and project managers in the organisation of project events and collation of post-event feedback.

As part of her role at PMC, she also helps manage the office and the administration of the business, providing the first port of call for PMc incoming calls, as well as assisting project managers onsite with finalising fit-out and the delivery of furniture.