Meet the team

Meet our Team. Everyone likes to put a face to a name.

John Murphy



I've been in estate agency for the last 17 years and a lot has changed since we first opened in 2004. It's been great to grow as a company as the area has developed, and now that we're dealing with an increasingly global clientele even my 'bad' Cantonese comes in useful!

Michelle Gambier

Property Director


I've used all of my knowledge from ARLA training over the last 13 years to grow the property management division from scratch into the smooth running machine it is today. Rest assured, it's me keeping abreast of all the legal and technical requirements.

John Miller

Branch Manager


I’m from a local family – my mother and grandparents grew up here in Bermondsey and Waterloo – so my knowledge of this area is second to none. I started out in PR and then trained in estate agency. I always aim to be ‘Top of The Table’ – just ask the opposition in our Sunday morning football league!

Ben Wood

Senior Property Manager

MARLA BSc Hons psychology

Problem solving: that’s what I do for our landlords. Making their lives easier so that they can enjoy their investments and not feel bogged down by them. Over the last 9 years my psychology degree, ARLA training and positive approach has helped me ensure a solution can always be found.

Vivien Li

Chinese Account Manager

BA Hons Accounting

My Chinese background and my personal experience of the Chinese economic boom in the last 20 years enables me to fully comprehend the needs of our Chinese investors.  Having worked in a FTSE 100 financial company, couple with my BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance knowledge also empowers me to assist our clients to understand the increasing complexity of UK real estate investments, strong and secure ROI (return on investment) and the tax advantages for our foreign investors are a must! 

Margaret Watts

Marketing Manager

BA Hons American Studies

Coming from a corporate communications background, my job is to ensure that everyone knows just how great City Docklands is as a company. We’ve got great processes, procedures and excellent people and it’s my job to get the word out there.

Daniel Philips

Assistant Lettings Manager

Born and raised in London, growing up I always had a huge passion for property, after starting my career with City Docklands over two years ago has taught me a wide range of knowledge. I have been in the sales industry for 8 years and pride myself in a high level of customer service.