The Team

  • Edward Gorringe

    Edward Gorringe

    Group Chairman | Head Office

    Edward is the third generation of the Gorringe family to be Chairman of the company.

    An Estate Agent for over 40 years, it is often remarked that there are few homes locally that Edward has not valued or sold, or has assisted in, in some way.

    Outside of work Edward has a passion for the opera, antiques and travelling and enjoys nothing more than walking his two black labradors over the glorious Sussex countryside.

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  • David Hitchins FNAEA


    David gained his Estate Agency experience in both the corporate and independent sectors. He joined Rowland Gorringe as a partner in 1991, and manages the Seaford Office. With his extensive local knowledge and experience, David has become renowned for his friendly professional approach.

    David lives in Seaford with his wife and two teenage children. David is a keen sailor, and enjoys mountain biking.

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  • Fraser J Brooks MNAEA

    Fraser J Brooks MNAEA

    Managing Director | Head Office

    Fraser has been an Estate Agent for over 25 years, specialising in land acquisition and property development.

    Outside of work, Fraser enjoys playing golf, is the Chairman of Eastbourne Rugby Club and is the co-founder and Chairman of the “You Raise Me Up ” charity.

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  • Adrian Baxter

    Adrian Baxter

    Branch Manager | Uckfield Office

    Adrian has been working in estate agency since the late 1980’s, firstly with a small independent firm, then progressing through the ranks of a large corporate agency to become a Senior Manager covering a number of offices. In 2001 he decided to move back to traditional independent agency and has helped establish the Uckfield Office as one of the leading offices in the area. In his spare time Adrian has a passion for all sport, watching more often than playing these days, and is a qualified gym and martial arts instructor.

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  • Jane Hopkin

    Jane Hylands

    Financial Controller

    Jane is an Accountant with thirty years’ experience. She deals with all the back office functions, managing cash-flow and making sure everyone gets paid on time. Outside of work, she is the treasurer of a dog training club and her hobbies all revolve around her dogs, two Border Collies and a black Labrador, with whom she regularly competes at various sports.

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  • Roger Avey

    Roger Avey

    Associate Director Lettings | Lewes and Seaford Offices

    Roger covers the Lewes and Seaford branches, having been involved in the Lettings industry since 1988. Roger has been a member of ARLA since 1997 as well as becoming a licensed agent in 2000 and is vastly experienced within property values across the spectrum.

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  • Stephanie Bennison

    Stephanie Bennison

    Associate Director Lettings | Heathfield & Uckfield Offices

    Stephanie has been with us since 2010 and assisted in the creation of our lettings department, she has worked in the industry since leaving college and has always enjoyed working with and helping others in the community. Outside of office hours she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two daughters, her horse and walking her dogs, she even turns her hand to a bit of shepherding!

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  • Roxanne Bone

    Roxanne Bone

    Lettings Negotiator | Uckfield Office

    Since joining Rowland Gorringe in 2013 Roxanne has become a valued member of the lettings team. When she isn’t glued to her computer screen wading through the paperwork or on the phone dealing with queries, she spends time with friends and family and enjoys reading and a spot of badminton.

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  • Julie champion

    Julie Champion

    Senior Negotiator | Seaford

    Julie has worked in Estate Agency for around 15 years and joined Rowland Gorringe in 2006. She lives in Bishopstone and loves being outdoors, walking her Bassett Hound and enjoying the beach.

    In her spare time she has a fulfilling voluntary role as a School Governor for a Special School which she has a personal affinity with as she has a son with disabilities.

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  • Josephine McAndrew

    Josephine McAndrew

    Sales Executive | Lewes Office

    Jo has worked for Rowland Gorringe for over 10 years. Having started here as the “Office Junior” she is now our Sales Executive and is regarded as the “Office Oracle” or “Google” due to her extensive knowledge of Lewes, phone numbers and faces! Jo is also a keen Netball player and is very much involved in the Lewes Indoor Netball League – when not doing this she can be regularly found walking her dog, Buzz, or baking cupcakes! She is also one of identical twins!

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  • Oliver Stanyard

    Office Manager | Seaford

    Oliver has worked in estate agency for ten years, seven of which based in Seaford. His role as office manager includes valuations, conducting viewings and sales progression. Oliver is born and bred in Seaford and lives with his wife and young son.
    Outside of work, Oliver is a keen sportsman especially golf, football and cricket.

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  • Jenny Humphries

    Jenny Humphries

    Sales Administrator | Seaford

    Jenny joined Rowland Gorringe in 2000 as a part time secretary/administrator. Over the years she has kept busy with a variety of positions such as a Control Room Operator in East Sussex Fire Brigade and Pre-School teacher. The latter of which comes in handy when dealing with the staff in the office.

    Outside of work, Jenny has 2 grown up children and enjoys family life, cycling and walking in the lovely Seaford beach and countryside and travelling abroad to faraway places on cruises and tours.

    She can also be seen regularly treading the boards in the local Musical and Dramatic theatres.

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  • Paul Wilson MNAEA

    Paul Wilson MNAEA

    Branch Manager | Heathfield Office

    Paul brings over 35 years Estate Agency experience to the firm and has lived and worked around Heathfield for the past 28 years. Outside of work Paul will be found with his wife tending the garden that they have created, but his favourite time is spent with family and friends, or out on his motorbike.

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  • Joe Dillon

    Joe Dillon

    Senior Sales Consultant | Heathfield Office

    Joe started his role as a Sales Consultant at the company back in October 2014, he has proved adept in this role and continues to strive to learn more about the industry. Joe is an enthusiast of many sports, mainly Football and Mixed Martial Arts.

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  • Rupert Pharoah

    Rupert Pharoah

    Senior Negotiator | Seaford

    Rupert joined the Rowland Gorringe team in Seaford in 2012, having worked for corporate Estate Agents in Brighton and Eastbourne. He hasn’t looked back since.

    He grew up in Seaford from the age of 5, and studied Graphic Design/Illustration in Essex. He fell into a ‘temporary’ job as a croupier and liked it so much he continued for another nine years, most of which time was spent working on cruise ships travelling the world. About 12 years ago, Rupert decided to settle back in Seaford where he met his wife, and they now have two young children.

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  • Danielle Mann

    Sales Negotiator | Seaford

    Danielle grew up within the local area and has been working as an estate agent since 2015. With her friendly nature and positive attitude, Danielle works closely with buyers and sellers, building rapport and helping them to find their perfect future home. Danielle is always keen to go the extra mile.

    Outside the office she enjoys dog walks, reading books, watching films at the cinema and socialising with friends and family.

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  • Danielle Stay

    Danielle Stay

    Senior Negotiator | Seaford

    Danielle started her career in Estate Agency in 1997 and has been with Rowland Gorringe since 2000. She still really enjoys helping people with the moving process, and specialise in liaising between Solicitors, agents and clients, to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible.

    Danielle lives in Seaford with her husband and two active young children, and when she has any spare time she enjoys baking and seeing friends.

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  • Cecilia Virlombier

    Cecilia Virlombier

    Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Cecilia joined Rowland Gorringe in 2006. She is a Swedish native but has worked and lived in Switzerland, USA and the Caribbean before settling in the UK 15 years ago. Prior to starting work at Rowland Gorringe, she worked in Corporate Events within a range of different organisations in London.

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  • Jackie Glazier

    Jackie Glazier

    Lettings Administrator | Lewes Office

    Jackie joined Rowland Gorringe in 2014 and works in the Lettings Department. Her background includes many years of secretarial and PA work as well as small businesses in the Lewes area. Jackie has lived in Lewes for many years with her husband and daughter.

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  • Jo Strevens

    Jo Strevens

    New Homes Sales Executive | Heathfield Office

    Jo joined the company in early 2016, heading up our specialist New Homes Sales division, taking a leading role in the sale of the extensive range of New Homes Rowland Gorringe are offering. Having previously worked for independent estate agents in Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells.

    Out-side of working hours, Jo is often to be found riding her horse, walking her dogs or spending time with her family. She also has a vast background in Interior design and photography which she now continues to practice as hobbies.

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  • Sarah Humphries

    Sarah Humphries

    Sales Consultant | Heathfield Office

    Sarah has lived locally for all of her life and after a long career in Education she realised she needed a fresh challenge.

    Having recently moved home, Sarah has experienced both the best and worst of modern day estate agency, but buying through Rowland Gorringe she was inspired at just how good the experience can be. She therefore leapt at the chance to join the Heathfield team when a vacancy arose.

    Sarah has many hobbies, one of which is baking, but her favourite hobby is her country pursuits and is often found out walking and enjoying the countryside.

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  • Sue Gale

    Sue Gale

    Sales Negotiator | Heathfield Office

    Sue has been an Estate Agent for 18 years and employed by Rowland Gorringe, in their Heathfield Office for 9years. Sue is now working as a Weekend Sales Consultant at the Merrydown Village new homes site in Horam. Aside from work Sue enjoys travelling abroad and socialising with friends and Family.

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    Mike Symons

    Valuations Manager | Uckfield Office

    Mike has recently joined our Uckfield branch as the Valuations Manager, having managed branches in Ticehurst and Burwash in a corporate environment. He prides himself on great customer service and is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and is looking forward to working for an independent agent, where he can strive to give clients the best possible service. Outside of work, Mike, who is born and bred in Uckfield, is keen a keen golfer and enjoys snowboarding, as well as being a big film fan and enjoys reading and has even published two books.

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  • Annmarie Heater

    Annmarie Heater

    Senior Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Annmarie has gained a wide range of experience having worked in Estate Agency for 25 years and joined our Lewes branch in early 2018. An experienced valuer, Annmarie also enjoys as part of her role looking after her customers, carrying out viewings and helping people find their new homes.

    Outside of work Annmarie lives in Eastbourne with her husband and 6 year old daughter and enjoys time spent with family and friends, baking cakes and gardening.

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  • Colin Sharp

    Colin Sharp

    Sales Manager | Lewes Office

    Colin began his career in Estate Agency way back in 1982 as junior negotiator in the Surrey County town of Guildford. An accentuated rise through the ranks saw moves to both Haslemere and Midhurst, this before longer spells with Humberts in Chichester and along the coast with Henry Adams in Emsworth. More recently a return to Guildford as a front line broker with a national company selling prime properties in this thriving commuter belt. Outside of business, Colin enjoys theatre, sport of many varieties, travelling and long coastal walks.

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  • Sophie Oldfield

    Sophie Oldfield

    Residential Property Consultant | Uckfield Office

    Sophie has joined Rowland Gorringe in the Uckfield branch as a Residential Sales Consultant, following her parents’ footsteps within the property industry. Sophie has come from a customer service background, always striving to meet high customer service standards. She is now very much looking forward to finding clients their perfect home. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys socialising with family and friends, and likes to keep fit at the gym.

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