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

    Business Owner | Seaford

    David Hitchins trading as Rowland Gorringe (Seaford).

    David gained his Estate Agency experience in both the corporate and independent sectors. He joined Rowland Gorringe as a partner in 1991, and now is the sole business owner of Rowland Gorringe (Seaford).  With his extensive local knowledge and experience, David has become renowned for his friendly professional approach.

    David lives in Seaford with his wife, son and daughter. 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 and is the Chairman of Eastbourne Rugby Club

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  • Jane Hylands

    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, her hobbies all revolve around her dogs, a Border Collie and a black Labrador, with whom she regularly competes at various sports.

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  • Stephanie Bennison

    Stephanie Bennison

    Associate Director Lettings | All Offices

    Stephanie has been with us since 2010 and was integral in the creation of our award-winning lettings department, she has worked in the industry throughout East Sussex for over 25 years and has always enjoyed working with and helping others in the community, often supporting local charity events and organisations. Stephanie prides herself on offering a personal, friendly yet efficient service with integrity. A country girl at heart, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, exploring different areas of the UK in her much-loved camper and walking her dog, she even turns her hand to a bit of shepherding when the family’s flock require it!

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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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  • Jack Wade

    Jack Wade

    Sales Manager | Heathfield Office

    Jack initially began his estate agency career in a corporate environment before having the opportunity to work across East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey until eventually joining the team here at Rowland Gorringe. His extensive knowledge coupled with his passion for helping people move shows in his enthusiastic and trustworthy approach. Outside of work Jack enjoys being at home with his family and two dogs. When he finds time he likes to spend time in the Sussex countryside.

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  • Ainsley Steel

    Ainsley Steel

    Senior Lettings Consultant | Uckfield & Heathfield Offices

    Ainsley joined us in our lettings department in 2019, having worked in sales and lettings for both independent and corporate agents, for over twenty years. With her friendly and bubbly personality, Ainsley works well with both landlords and tenants, always striving to offer the best possible service. Originally from York, Ainsley embraces village life here in East Sussex and enjoys many country pursuits with her partner, her son and her dog. Outside of working hours Ainsley also enjoys spending time with family and friends, socialising and fine dining. She is a keen chef; her lucky colleagues are often treated to her latest homemade creations.

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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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  • Oliver Stanyard

    Office Manager | Seaford

    Oliver has worked in estate agency for twelve years, nine 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 two young children.
    Outside of work, Oliver is a keen sportsman especially golf, football and cricket.

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  • Joseph Hitchins

    Sales Consultant | Seaford

    Joseph has lived in Seaford all his life so has substantial local knowledge. After finishing his qualifications in IT in the events industry, he decided to pursue estate agency and enjoys meeting clients and building rapport. Outside of work, he enjoys watching films and playing computer games but mostly playing and adding to his collection of guitars.

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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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  • Megan Pierce

    Sales Negotiator | Seaford

    Megan grew up within the local area and has been working as an estate agent since 2016. With her friendly nature and positive attitude, Megan works closely with buyers and sellers, building rapport and helping them to find their perfect future home.

    Megan has just recently brought her first property in Seaford which she is currently renovating.

    Outside the office she enjoys dog walks 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 Consultant | 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.
    When not working, Jackie loves watching films, going for long walks on the Downs and visiting family and friends in and around East Sussex.

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  • Danni Kay

    Danni Kay

    Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Danni has been working in estate agency since 2010 and loves what she does. Danni prides herself on being honest and open with buyers and sellers, and doing that little bit extra.

    When not at work, Danni spends time with her partner, daughter and their French Bulldog Missy. When she gets the chance, she loves to read. Local novelists Peter James and Mike Symons are amongst her favourites!

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  • Lucia Gotch

    Lucia Gotch

    Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Lucia joined Lewes Office in 2022 and has lived in the area for 18 years, bringing extensive local knowledge with her to her role in Residential Sales. Lucia prides herself on always being personable and honest. When not at work, her favourite pastimes include weight training, Pilates, reading and travel.

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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

    Senior 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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  • Stephanie Hemsley

    Stephanie Hemsley

    Sales Consultant | Uckfield Office

    Stephanie is the latest addition to the Uckfield office and brings a wealth of customer service experience to her new role as a Sales Consultant. She prides herself on providing the very best service for vendors and purchasers and will always go the extra mile. A local girl at heart, Stephanie has grown up in the local area and is now proud to be working for Rowland Gorringe in the town in which she grew up and lives. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her partner and two children and going to the gym.

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  • Leah


    Lettings Administrator | Uckfield Office

    Leah has grown up in the local area and joined us in our lettings department in 2020. She has a valued background in customer service, being a qualified hair stylist & previously working as cabin crew. Leah has decided to leave her love for travelling as a hobby and pursue her career with Rowland Gorringe.

    Outside of work Leah enjoys socialising with friends & family and spending time with her puppy, Ivy.

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    Leigh Wheatley

    Saturday Sales Negotiator | Heathfield Office

    Leigh has been the “Saturday Girl” at RG for 5 years and enjoys showing people round houses in the Heathfield area.

    When she isn’t working or looking after her grandchildren she sings in a choir and enjoys theatre, amateur dramatics, dog walking on Ashdown Forest and spending time with family & friends.

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  • Hayley Clark

    Hayley Clark

    Viewings Assistant | Heathfield Office

    After a long career in conveyancing Hayley has decided to step away from behind the desk and now enjoys being out and about conducting viewings and sharing her extensive knowledge of the local area.

    In her spare time she enjoys training and working her four dogs and riding her horse.

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