Meet the Team

The human beings who stay up late to make this all possible

Chris Dowty

Founder and CEO

Before SI Chris previously worked in large corporates, such as PA consulting and Intel Corporation, before immersing himself in the property sector. He is an experienced property investor in his own right, including having led a £35m London-based property fund and built his own HMO and BTL portfolio. When he is not working on new ideas for SI, Chris enjoys a bit of golf, with his modest handicap of three – so if you’d prefer a discussion over a round of golf rather than a desk, then let him know.

Del Huse

Chief Operating Officer

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Del has spent most of his career in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity investing. He brings with him a wealth of business experience.   Del joined the fold in early 2018 to build on the ongoing success of Sourcing Investments.   An average triathlete, a slightly better cook and a truly awful singer, Del loves nothing more than a barbeque in the sunshine with good music, good friends and some great red wine!

Darryl James

Head of IT and Systems

Darryl leads the Sourcing Investments Technical Team. Darryl has been running his own Website Design and IT Support business for over seven years, dealing with companies from local small businesses through to global Military Defence Suppliers.  As the Founder and CEO of his own business, he has extensive experience in dealing with projects and clients from concept to delivery across multiple industries.  In his own time, Darryl loves to cycle, paraglide, spend time with his family and then cycle some more.

Laura Highmore

Head of Customer Service

Laura’ s background was largely in the recruitment industry prior to SI, building client relationships and managing key accounts as well as supporting management teams. She has an enthusiasm for Customer service and has highly optimised organisation skills, that some may call OCD!  Laura has a young family with whom she enjoys long country walks, and loves a summer beach barbecue, ideally with a glass of bubbles.

Kellie Larkkom-Till

Customer Service

Kellie has a strong background in customer relations. Her background includes a career in the airline industry as cabin crew through to operation controller, where her organisational and planning skills were paramount to the role.   Kellie prides herself on offering outstanding customer service. At SI her enthusiastic approach, combined with a friendly, genuine dedication to customer satisfaction is a very valuable asset.   During her free time, Kellie enjoys going on adventures with her family, travelling and, on the rare occasions she is home alone, Netflix binging.

Anthony De Vries

Head of Training and Mentoring

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Anthony came to the UK in 1999 and discovered property investing and property training.   Now back in RSA, property investment has enabled him to leverage his time, allowing him to take the girls to school, spend time at the beach and help others to do the same. Anthony has mentored over 200 students over the past five years, giving them invaluable advice and long term support.  If he is not at the beach, you’ll find him playing Chess – he is our ultimate strategist.

Simon Shankland

Mentor and Investor Support

Simon has worked in the UK Property Investment industry for over 14 years. In which time he has helped over 900 clients design and implement specific portfolio building strategies.  He has sold over £550M worth of residential investment property and built a company that manages over 1400 properties for Investors.  During his free time, Simon loves watching rugby, and he runs, a bit – he successfully completed the Marathon de Sables “the toughest footrace on earth”.

Tim Sanders

Investor Support

Tim Sanders is a UK property investor but interestingly, alongside his business, he is also a former world class acrobat and gymnast, giving him the commitment, resilience and discipline, which transfers nicely to his passion for property investment. Tim has always mixed academia and business alongside sport and acrobatics, creating the important skill of juggling a number of projects and deadlines at the same time; crucial when managing property deals and renovation projects.

Tony Walsh

Sourcer Ecosystem Manager

Tony’s passion for property blossomed when he met his wife Tina and it had always been their plan to set up and run a business in property when they left their jobs as Police Officers.  After serving 30 years in the Lancashire Constabulary, in July 2016 Tony joined Tina in their property sourcing business; providing a bespoke sourcing service throughout the UK by linking up with other compliant sourcers. Privately Tony enjoys travel, spending time in his garden and a drink of red wine, not necessarily in that order.

Bonnie Marshall

Sourcer Ecosystem Manager

Originally trained as a fashion designer, it became quickly evident with her keen eye for attention to detail and her thirst for knowledge, that this was not what she was meant to do.  She realised very quickly, she loved business more than she loved fashion.  She retrained and spent time in property which resulted in her running her own independent sourcing company, giving her great insight into the potential opportunities and challenges of being a Sourcer out there on the ground.  In her own time, Bonnie loves to smash a power walk or rebalance with some yoga flow.