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Chestertons confirms lettings chief is now its new CEO

Announcement by London estate agency follows dramatic departure of previous boss Guy Gittins to join Foxtons.

Nigel Lewis

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Chestertons has appointed its long-servicing letting chief Richard Davies as it new CEO following the dramatic departure of Guy Gittins last week, who left to be the new boss of Foxtons.

Having been at the company since 1996, Davies is one of Chestertons’ longest-serving members of staff. He graduated from university after studying civil engineering and, after he spent a year helping build an oil terminal, entered the property industry to become an estate agent in London.

Davies started at Chestertons first as a letting negotiator then as a branch manager before becoming its Head of Lettings in 2005.

He has sat on the Board as a Director for over ten years and has been instrumental in the company’s steady growth.


In his new role, Davies will continue to implement Chestertons’ five-year strategy that was set into motion last year and includes further acquisitions, additional investments in proptech and continued growth in all areas of the business.

He is supported by an experienced Board of Directors, including ex-CEO Allan Collins, and a strong Senior Leadership Team.

“Chestertons has grown to become one of London’s leading sales and lettings agents, employing some of the best people in the business and I am incredibly proud to be leading the business into its next chapter.

“We are now looking forward to a busy summer in terms of both the sales and lettings market, but also our annual staff and client events including: Chestertons Polo in the Park, our Summer Party at the Hurlingham Club and our Annual Reception at the Royal Academy of Arts.”

June 8, 2022

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