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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.

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.

Andrew Hardcastle BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

Andrew joined the company in Summer 2007 after undertaking a year’s placement during 2006. He is from a local farming family and has a wealth of experience from working on farms across the country. Andrew has also gained experience from working with both local estate agents and Yorkshire Waters Land, Property and Planning department. Andrew is principally involved in heading the Agricultural Sales team and a key member in providing consultancy advice and dealing with compensation claims within the region.

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.

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.

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.

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, still heads the Boroughbridge office, and has expertise in property sales for residential, commercial and agricultural property, residential letting and management, as well as dealing with compensation work.

Will Foyle MSc MRICS FAAV RICS Registered Valuer

Will joined the company in summer 2015 following completion of his Masters degree in Farm and Agribusiness Management from Harper Adams University, having already completed a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. From a farming background Will has gained a wealth of practical experience working on a number of farms across the county. Will spent a year working for a local firm in which he was principally involved in Estate Management. Will is involved in a range of professional work including sales, valuations and agricultural consultancy matters

Katie Fall BSc (Hons)

Katie recently joined the firm after completing her final exams for her degree in Rural Land Management, at the Royal Agricultural University. Katie will be assisting with a range of work, including rural consultancy, valuations, property sales, compensation and planning and aims to complete her APC in October 2021.

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. 

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.