Meet the Team

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Jonathan Murphy


Jonathan Murphy is the CEO of Assura and was previously the Finance Director, having joined the Group in January 2013. Jonathan was previously Finance Director of the fund management business of Brooks Macdonald Group plc, having joined as a result of the acquisition of Braemar Group plc in 2010, where he was Finance Director for four years. Jonathan was previously Managing Director for the property management business of Brooks Macdonald.

His earlier career included commercial and strategic roles at Spirit Group and Vodafone. Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, holding management roles in both the UK and Asia. Jonathan holds an MBA from IESE, the leading European Business School in Barcelona.


Andrew Darke

Property Director

Andrew is a chartered surveyor and has been with Assura since floatation having acquired the seed portfolio in 2003.  He has led the property team through its growth since then and been instrumental in all aspects of the property development, investment and portfolio management.

Prior to joining Assura he held investment and development roles at Barlows plc, Rowlinson Securities plc and Royal Sun Alliance.  He started his career at the District Valuers office following graduation from Liverpool University.


Carolyn Jones

Head of Investor Relations & Communications

Carolyn Jones joined the Group in 2007 and was appointed Head of Investor Relations & Communications in 2013. Carolyn qualified as a chartered accountant with Bissell & Brown Limited in 2005 before joining KPMG as an assistant manager until 2007.

Carolyn’s previous roles within Assura were as divisional finance manager, group reporting accountant and Company Secretary.

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Paul Carroll

Group Financial Controller

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining Alsop Wilkinson corporate solicitors in Liverpool where he spent 4 years, during which the firm merged with Dibb Lupton Broomhead to form DLA, he was part of the team responsible for merging the two firms.

Paul spent 9 years at Johnson Service Group Plc as Corporate Accountant, which included 2 years implementing SAP as head of the SAP FICO team. Paul joined Assura in 2007 and has been instrumental in the selecting and implementing of a new financial and property management system.

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Spencer Kenyon

Head of Investment and Portfolio Management

Spencer Kenyon is Head of Investment and Portfolio Management for Assura. Spencer is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in property management both in Public and Private sector throughout his career. He previously  worked for Barlows PLC and for 9 years headed their Asset Management Department.

His earlier career included commercial roles at St Quintin where he was Associate Director at St Quintin, a commercial property firm and was Head of their Property Management department in Manchester for 5 years. Since 2003 he has specialised in the healthcare sector, dealing with the management and development of primary care property.

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Orla Ball

Head of Legal

Orla Ball qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds in Manchester where she worked in their Corporate department.

She has spent the last six years as In-House Counsel for Brooks Macdonald where she looked after the legal matters for their property management and property funds business.


Adam Lowe

Senior Investment Manager


Adam Waheed

Portfolio Manager


Alexander Taylor

Senior Investment Manager


Alison Russell

Property Finance Manager


Amanda Roddy

Investment Manager

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Andy McCormack

Portfolio Manager


Anna Meredith

Management Accountant

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Anthony Payg

Portfolio Manager

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Claire Rick

Head of Public Affairs


Clare Evans

Credit Controller

Clare Shepstone

Portfolio Analyst and Administrator


Daniel Senderowich

Portfolio Manager


David Purcell

Group Finance Manager

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Dawn Jones

PA to CEO & Head of Legal


Debbie Barry

Accounts Assistant


Edward Henshaw

Senior Portfolio Manager


Francesca Harris

Marketing Coordinator

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George Coulson

Portfolio Manager


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Guy Redman

Systems Accountant


Hannah Winstanley

Accounts Assistant


Jacqui Fishwick

Portfolio Manager

Katie Marnell

Katie Marnell

Assistant Portfolio Administrator


Kirsty Grice

Management Accountant


Lianne Holland

PA to Property Director

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Matthew Hatchard

Portfolio Manager


Natalie McRoy

Assistant Portfolio Administrator


Owen Roach

Group Financial Accountant


Paul Warwick

Development Manager

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Rebecca Jennings

Marketing Assistant

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Richard Howe

Portfolio Manager


Robert Lawton

Investment Manager

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Roger Thompson

Senior Portfolio Manager

Russell Hall

Russell Hall

Portfolio Manager


Simon Gould

Development Manager

Tom Ivinson

Tom Ivinson

Investment Manager


Zoe Roberts

Management Accountant