Meet our directors

Board

The board comprises the following six directors.

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell

Non-Executive Chairman

Biography

Chris joined OnTheMarket’s Board of Directors as its Non-Executive Chairman in October 2017.

Chris has considerable listed board experience across a range of sectors. He has, since 2015, been Senior Independent Director for The Rank Group plc, where he also serves on the Audit Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Safer Gambling Committee. As Non-Executive Chairman of three other AIM-listed companies, he took both XL Media plc and TechFinancials, Inc to market and has since May 2018 chaired Team17 Group plc. He resigned from TechFinancials, Inc in March 2020.

Chris joined Ladbroke Group plc in 1991, becoming Managing Director of its Racing Division in 1995. In 2000, he became Chief Executive of Ladbrokes Worldwide and joined the Board of the rebranded Hilton Group plc, becoming Chief Executive of Ladbrokes plc, following the sale of the Hilton International Hotel division, until 2010. He has also served as Non-Executive Director at Spirit Pub Company plc (from 2011 to 2015) and as Senior Independent Director at Quintain Estates and Development plc (from 2010 to 2015). Prior to joining Ladbrokes plc, he held senior marketing positions at Allied Lyons plc. Chris has also been a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises since 2017.

Jason Tebb

Jason Tebb

Chief Executive Officer

Biography
Jason Tebb was appointed CEO of OnTheMarket plc in September 2020 and took up his post on 14 December 2020.

Jason has an extensive background in the property and estate agent sectors over a 19-year career. His most recent post was Chief Operating Officer of Ultimate Holdings Group (UHG), a group of companies specialising in property investment and finance, property management, property development and property technology with a turnover in excess of £150m.

As COO of UHG, a position he held for three years, Jason oversaw the growth of a number of leading companies including Go Develop, a UK funding provider for SME housebuilders, Ultimate Capital, which provides short-term financing to housebuilders and developers, and Blewbury Homes, a bespoke housebuilder with eight current live schemes across the UK.

Prior to this, Jason was Regional Managing Director for LSL Property Services plc, one of the largest estate agent chains in the UK, as well as holding key roles at Foxtons and Chesterton Humberts over a ten-year period. Jason also successfully launched, scaled and exited Ivy Gate, a bespoke estate and letting agency.

Jason’s extensive background at a variety of leading estate agents offers the ideal foundation for OnTheMarket’s unique agent-ownership structure, close client interaction and plans for future growth. He takes over from CFO Clive Beattie, who had held the post of Acting CEO until Jason took up his post.

Jason holds a BA in Psychology from Cardiff University.

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Clive Beattie

Clive Beattie

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

Clive joined the business in March 2017. Having qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse he spent 12 years working in investment banking with UBS before working six years at ThruVision, a security technology business, initially as CFO and then also as CEO.

Clive then spent three years as CEO/CFO at Croft Associates, a business specialising in containers for the transport and disposal of radioactive materials.

As well as CFO, Clive was Acting CEO of OnTheMarket from March 2020 until Jason Tebb joined in December 2020.

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Helen Whiteley

Helen Whiteley

Commercial Director

Biography

Helen joined the business in August 2013, having previously been Sales & Marketing Director and part of the founding management team at PrimeLocation.com.

Helen began her career at Citibank and later joined Lombard Bank, where, as Marketing Director, she developed the Lombard Direct brand with national TV, press and direct marketing campaigns to achieve a market-leading position. Helen has been central to the planning, development and growth of OnTheMarket.com, with responsibility for sales, member relations and marketing.

Ian Francis

Ian Francis

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Ian joined OnTheMarket as a Non-Executive Director in October 2017 as the Company prepared for its proposed placing and admission to AIM. Ian has extensive listed board experience both from his executive career as a senior audit partner with Ernst & Young and from his subsequent roles.

He served as Independent Non-Executive Director at Southern Water from September 2018 to February 2019. He was appointed to the board of Paysafe Group plc (previously Optimal Payments plc) in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee until its sale in December 2017. He also served, from 2009 to 2014, as a Non-Executive Director of Umeme Limited, the privatised national power distribution company of Uganda, which was listed on the Uganda and Nairobi Securities Exchanges in 2012. Ian established and chaired Umeme’s Audit Committee. Prior to this, he was a senior audit partner with Ernst & Young London until 2009, specialising in FTSE-listed and multinational companies. Ian is also an active mentor at Board Mentoring, supporting executive and non-executive directors stepping into new situations and roles.

Rupert Sebag-Montefiore

Rupert Sebag-Montefiore

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Rupert joined the business as independent Non-Executive Director in February 2020. He also serves as chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He has extensive Board experience at both listed and private companies.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Clarion Housing Association (the UK’s largest housing association) and Pigeon Land Limited (a development land promotion company). Prior to this he was on the Savills plc main Board, followed by the Group Executive Board, for 21 years. His roles included CEO of Savills’ principal UK subsidiary for 12 years and Head of Global Residential. He has also previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Fastcrop plc, which operated the property web portal PrimeLocation, as Non-Executive Director of Adventis, a marketing company, during its flotation on AIM, and as Chairman of the Finance Committee for a university. Rupert now sits on several external investment committees, including Christ Church College at the University of Oxford, is a Trustee of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and chairs the property companies for the private office of a European family.

Executive management team

Jason Tebb

Jason Tebb

Chief Executive Officer

Biography
Jason Tebb was appointed CEO of OnTheMarket plc in September 2020 and took up his post on 14 December 2020.

Jason has an extensive background in the property and estate agent sectors over a 19-year career. His most recent post was Chief Operating Officer of Ultimate Holdings Group (UHG), a group of companies specialising in property investment and finance, property management, property development and property technology with a turnover in excess of £150m.

As COO of UHG, a position he held for three years, Jason oversaw the growth of a number of leading companies including Go Develop, a UK funding provider for SME housebuilders, Ultimate Capital, which provides short-term financing to housebuilders and developers, and Blewbury Homes, a bespoke housebuilder with eight current live schemes across the UK.

Prior to this, Jason was Regional Managing Director for LSL Property Services plc, one of the largest estate agent chains in the UK, as well as holding key roles at Foxtons and Chesterton Humberts over a ten-year period. Jason also successfully launched, scaled and exited Ivy Gate, a bespoke estate and letting agency.

Jason’s extensive background at a variety of leading estate agents offers the ideal foundation for OnTheMarket’s unique agent-ownership structure, close client interaction and plans for future growth. He takes over from CFO Clive Beattie, who had held the post of Acting CEO until Jason took up his post.

Jason holds a BA in Psychology from Cardiff University.

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Clive Beattie

Clive Beattie

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

Clive joined the business in March 2017. Having qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse he spent 12 years working in investment banking with UBS before working six years at ThruVision, a security technology business, initially as CFO and then also as CEO.

Clive then spent three years as CEO/CFO at Croft Associates, a business specialising in containers for the transport and disposal of radioactive materials.

As well as CFO, Clive was Acting CEO of OnTheMarket from March 2020 until Jason Tebb joined in December 2020.

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Helen Whiteley

Helen Whiteley

Commercial Director

Biography

Helen joined the business in August 2013, having previously been Sales & Marketing Director and part of the founding management team at PrimeLocation.com.

Helen began her career at Citibank and later joined Lombard Bank, where, as Marketing Director, she developed the Lombard Direct brand with national TV, press and direct marketing campaigns to achieve a market-leading position. Helen has been central to the planning, development and growth of OnTheMarket.com, with responsibility for sales, member relations and marketing.

Morgan Ross

Morgan Ross

Product & Technology Director

Biography

Morgan joined the business in November 2013 as part of the founding management team.

Previously, Morgan was IT Director at World Trade Group, IT Director at James Villas and IT Director at PrimeLocation.com. Morgan has been central to the planning, development and growth of OnTheMarket.com, with overall responsibility for portal development and operations as well as for the technical support team.