Giving You The Advantage Of More Than 100 Years’ Experience

We pride ourselves on the experience, talent and drive of our team who bring expertise from across the industry, with backgrounds spanning construction, investment, agency and management.
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Executive Team

The People Behind
Our Success

Chief Executive Officer
An exceptional leader and seasoned housing professional with more than 30 years of sector experience.

With a results driven mind-set, Rita is able to conceptualise an organisation’s strategy and drive its team to deliver excellent value for investors. Her ability to motivate and influence people has fostered a culture of attention to quality within Westhill and has earned her the respect of her team and her peers both inside and outside the business. Rita has steered Westhill through significant change and the global economic crisis and led it to international expansion.

Passionate about social change, Rita is a board member and trustee of Lumos, a foundation dedicated to deinstitutionalising children’s facilities worldwide.

Chief Financial Officer
Minesh is the founding partner and current CFO of Westhill. A natural-born entrepreneur, Minesh’s career developed from accountancy to financial advisory when he founded Westhill in 1995, before directing the company into the real estate sector.

Minesh specialises in raising investment, maximising value and mitigating risk. His substantial experience managing investments on behalf of high-net-worth individuals as well as procuring funds from institutions demonstrates his aptitude to building credible relationships with his clients..


Chris qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 1986. His impressive professional history includes Project Managing large-scale development projects including The Broadgate Centre, Liverpool Street, National Bank and Hilton Hotel in Mauritius, The Property Estate of the London Metropolitan Police and many large-scale housing developments for both Housing Associations and House Builders.

Since joining the executive team at Westhill in 2005, he has been responsible for the planning and development of over 250 residential units in the UK and navigating the planning consent for 500 residential units in Ireland on time and within budget. Chris’s unparalleled technical expertise is invaluable in the appointment and management of multidisciplinary consultants in delivering our property portfolio with a value in excess of £100m.


With a career history spanning 33 years, David has a wealth of experience across the spectrum of property development and asset management, acquired during a long tenure as Chief Executive of a large housing association. From initial feasibility and risk assessment through to successful marketing and management of sales, David provides a hands-on approach.

His asset management expertise, driven from the residential sector, ensures that Westhill delivers optimal outcomes for its assets with the use of performance management techniques, systems and processes.

David’s unrivalled credibility in the industry was central to Westhill’s successful pre-letting of a large commercial development in eastern Europe. A strategist with the commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take an opportunity from concept to implementation, David has consistently delivered value in those assets he has developed and managed.

Delivering Excellence

We are dedicated to delivering value in all our activities. Our multi-skilled team is well placed to undertake a range of projects. We are happy to consider opportunities of any size in any of our territories. For a preliminary, discretionary discussion or for further information on our services please….

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