Chartered Surveyors,
Land & Estate Agents,
Auctioneers & Valuers


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Our Team

John Haigh BSc MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

John Haigh joined the company in 1990 after 13 years in the valuation office, and practical experience in dairy, pig and arable farming on his father’s farm. A Chartered Surveyor, and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, John took over the running of the business in 1996. Wide ranging experience dealing with agricultural, residential and commercial property, particularly valuations and property appraisals, compensation claims and more recently energy consultancy.

John can be contacted on 01423 798307

Catherine Johnston MRICS FAAV MRAC RICS Registered Valuer

After graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Catherine Johnston joined the company in 1993. A Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Catherine principally advises clients on rural property matters, sales, lettings purchases, management and valuation for a variety of purposes including compensation and HS2. Has detailed knowledge of the Basic Payment Scheme.

Catherine can be contacted on 01423 798303

Giles Chaplin BSc (Hons) MRICS RICS Registered Valuer

Giles joined the company in 2001. Although not from a farming background, he has gained a wealth of experience from working on farms in the Yorkshire region, as well as New Zealand. Giles has also gained knowledge from working with other Chartered Surveying firms as well as a property development company. Giles is principally involved in advising on planning & development issues and can assist in residential, agricultural and commercial sales, management and agricultural matters.

Giles can be contacted on 01423 798306

Vicki Lamb BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

From a farming background, Vicki attended the Harper Adams College where she graduated in July 1994, before joining a national consultancy practice dealing with agricultural management sales and acquisition. In 2002, Vicki joined Lister Haigh and her previous experience has given her the expertise to undertake a wide range of agricultural and property related work, but her core work is compulsory purchase, compensation and valuation based.

Vicki can be contacted on 01423 320015

Tim Waring FRICS RICS Registered Valuer

A highly experienced Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered  Valuer, Tim Waring is widely recognised as one of Yorkshire’s  leading estate agents and qualified residential valuers. He has extensive business experience at a senior level within regional and national property consultancies. He maintains a high profile with frequent media coverage and utilises his knowledge and qualifications to advise a range of private, professional and development clients on all aspects of residential property across Yorkshire and the North of England.

Tim can be contacted on 01423 730706 or 07989 172395

Marie Harris BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA

Marie Harris joined the company in September 2018. She is a chartered Architect with over 20 years’ experience. Formally with Andrew Long + Architects in Knaresborough, Marie has a worked in several market sectors; including private and social housing, retail, leisure and healthcare. In recent years she has developed her skills designing projects involving Listed Buildings, Barn Conversions, Conservation Areas and developments in environmentally sensitive locations. She joins the team at the Knaresborough office offering a full architectural service from feasibility and design advice, through planning & building regulations submissions, contractor appointment and assistance with works on site. 

Marie can be contacted on 07597668911

Peter G M Vernon BSc (Hons) MRICS Chartered Surveyor and Development Consultant

Peter is a development consultant who graduated from the University of Westminster in 1998, and trained at Dunlop Heywood in the West End as a General Practice Chartered Surveyor. Moving to Manchester in 1995, he established and built up an office for a Yorkshire firm of Chartered Surveyors called Eddisons Commercial. He pioneered Brownfield development and set up his own practice called Vernon &Co in 2005, advising a mixture of investment and development clients as well as acting as a Land Promoter.


Harriet Naish-Bain BSc (Hons) Est Man

A highly experienced estate agent, Harriet is recognised as one of the most successful agents in the area. She is passionate about the advice that she gives to clients and specialises in assisting presentation of their homes prior to marketing. Her honest straightforward approach differs from the industry norm and sees clients returning to seek her advice time and time again. When not working Harriet has a busy time with her boys Archie and Seth.  She is very active in the equestrian world and an avid rugby fan.

Harriet can be contacted on 01423 320013

William Pheasey BSc(Hons) MProf

William graduated from Harper Adams University with a Masters degree in Rural Estate and Land Management in 2019. Since then he has gained experience working for a regional land agency firm before joining the team at Lister Haigh. William is currently working towards completing his RICS APC and CAAV exams to become a fully qualified Rural Surveyor. William is involved with all areas of general practice including valuations, property sales and compensation claims.

Will can be contacted on 01423 798308

Alice Foster BSc (Hons)

Alice joined Lister Haigh in May 2021 after completing her final exams for her degree in Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University. Alice is currently involved in valuations, property sales and compensation claims and is working towards completing her RICS APC and CAAV exams by October 2022.

Alice can be contacted on 01423 322382.

Mary Foster BSc (Hons)

Mary graduated from The Royal Agricultural University with a degree in Rural Land Management in July 2021. She has recently joined the firm as an Assistant Surveyor and aims to complete her RICS APC and CAAV exams by October 2023. Mary will be assisting with a range of work including agricultural and rural consultancy.

Mary can be contacted on 01423 860322.

Charlie Cowen BSc (Hons)

Charlie graduated from the Royal Agricultural University after gaining a degree in Real Estate. He has joined Lister Haigh as an Assistant Surveyor. Charlie is currently undertaking his APC and looks forward to completing this by September 2023. Charlie will be assisting with all general practice matters, valuations and sales.

Charlie can be contacted on 01423 860322.

Paul Johnston FAAV

Paul joined his father’s firm (James Johnston) in 1973, and continued to run the business until the amalgamation with Lister Haigh in 2002. Paul, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and has expertise in property sales for residential, commercial and agricultural property, residential letting and management, as well as dealing with compensation work.

Richard Lister

Richard Lister joined the company in 2001 to head the Estate Agency Department, which deals with property sales out of our 3 offices. With almost 40 years experience of selling property across North Yorkshire, Richard is able to offer expert advice and assistance on marketing your property. Richard, now a consultant, a former Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, and former President of the Harrogate and District Estate Agents Association.