Dominic Agace, Chief Executive Officer

Dominic was appointed CEO in 2006. He joined Winkworth Franchising in 2001 to head up its Research Department and in 2004 was appointed Executive Director with specific responsibility for Marketing, IT (website and software) and the growth of the franchise. He was directly responsible for accelerating the growth in the number of franchised offices and oversaw the admission of Winkworth to AIM in 2009.

Dominic is a qualified member of the NAEA, holds the Institute of Directors certificate in company direction and is a graduate in Politics from Newcastle University.

Andrew Nicol, Chief Financal Officer

Andrew joined Winkworth as CFO in 2016 with a focus on finance, risk and developing the group’s central infrastructure. He has also played an important part in developing the group’s digital strategy and its implementation. Prior to working at Winkworth, Andrew held positions in both the corporate sector and in consultancy, notably with The Boston Consulting Group and Oxera Consulting. 

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick, is a member of ICAEW and holds a degree in Geographical Studies with International Studies from St. Andrews University.

Simon Agace, Non-executive Chairman

Simon Agace became Managing Director of Winkworth in 1974 having qualified as a Chartered Auctioneer and Estate Agent and a Chartered Surveyor in the 1960s. Under his direction, Winkworth grew to eight wholly-owned offices covering much of Central London and the West End.

During the 1980s, Simon was involved in investment syndications in America where he learnt about the American franchising model and, in 1981, introduced the concept of franchising to the UK, converting Winkworth’s eight offices into franchises.

As a Fellow of RICS and a member of the NAEA, Simon has been involved with many industry issues, serving on a number of RICS committees including the Home Buying Reform Group, the Agenda for Change in 2001, and the Lettings and Management Group. He has also contributed to management coding for Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and, together with the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (now known as the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister), regulation and licensing.  

Lawrence Alkin, Non-executive director

A qualified solicitor, Lawrence practiced law prior to entering the property business, gaining extensive experience in many aspects of the property market in the UK, Europe and the US.

In 1982, he became a director of Holmes Place Health Club Limited, where he was responsible for site acquisition and development, together with group advertising. In 1992 he was appointed Joint Chief Executive and Development Director of Holmes Place plc.

John Nicol, Non-executive director

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) and has considerable financial experience having worked at Morgan Grenfell, now part of part of Deutsche Bank and as the Finance Director of two major aggregate producers in West and South West London for over 30 years.  He was also previously Finance Director of Wessex Trust Plc, at the time a Main Market listed property investment company.