Meet the team

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

John Murphy

Director

MARLA, MNAEA

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

MARLA, MNAEA

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.

Billy Farrant

Sales Director

MNAEA

I started working in lettings 13 years ago and honed my valuation skills working for 8 years in a leading auction house; valuing everything from castles to a MOD nuclear war Shelter, to a 'public convenience' in Fulham. I truly know the depth and breadth of the market.

John Miller

Lettings Manager

MARLA

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.

Dammy Shitta

Senior Property Consultant

MARLA

Sportsmen make good salespeople. My time as a YTS and then a professional footballer at Millwall Football Club taught me how to be motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and never forget the bigger picture. I’ve always been South London based, from Brockley to Beckenham, so understand the nuances of this property market.

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.

Dana Irvin

Property Consultant

BA Hons Business Management

Property is in my blood: my family has owned and rented here in London for the last 40 years. I started my career here at City Docklands and then used my International Business Management Degree to work in Lettings in Australia for three and half years before returning to live and work in SE1.

Stafford Dante

Consultant

I started my property career in 2015 but I have been on many building sites as a young kid as my father is a Constructal Engineer and an Architect. I have a natural competitive edge being an ex-professional basketball player which I apply to my property career but don’t be fooled and I still beat anyone 1 on 1

Stef Roberts

Consultant

Having spent 5 years in worldwide hospitality management I have a very clear understanding of what good customer service actually is. The subtleties may change from country to country but the essence is always the same. My degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Birmingham University taught be the attention to detail, disciplined and focus that is required to succeed.

Danny Philips

Consultant

Born and raised in London, growing up I always had a huge passion for property, after starting my career with City Docklands over a year ago has taught me a wide range of knowledge. I have been in the sales industry for 5 years and pride myself in a high level of customer service.