Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Land Registry

Land Property Services Limited

Commissioner of Stamp Duties

  • Certification of stamp duties paid on all transactions dealing with real property in Gibraltar as per statutory obligations.
  • Analysis of values / comparables as Stamp Duty in Gibraltar is payable ad valorem.

Land Registry.

  • Authorised signatory for Register of Land Titles.
  • Overseeing day-to-day management responsibilities of the department in liaison with the Director.
  • Oversight of Land Registry in accordance with responsibilities under Gibraltar's Land Titles Act.
  • Currently involved in transfer of Gibraltar's Supreme Court Registry to Land Property Services Limited and its merging with the Land Registry.

Rent Assessor

  • Rental Valuations within statutory regulations
  • Determination of statutory rents and attending to duties under the Landlord & Tenant and Housing Acts in Gibraltar 
  • Maintainance of several public registers in accordance with these statutory obligations
Jan 2001 - Jul 2007

Accounts Manager (Multi-Let Properties)

Land Property Services Limited
  • Monitored lease covenants and obligations related to service charge provisions.
  • Calculated and reconciled the total lettable areas of all multi-let properties under management, according to the Landlord’s lease obligations, with the individual Unit areas and percentages of expenditure due under their respective under leases.
  • Coordinated the Task Group in charge of repossessing rent, rates, electricity and service charge doubtful debtors within all Multi-Let Properties, under the direct supervision of the Senior Surveyor.
  • Oversaw the accounting on Service Charge funds for the whole portfolio of Multi-let properties managed by LPS.
  • Prepared the service charge budgets of all Estates managed, in liaison with the responsible Chartered Surveyors and Estate Managers.
  • Prepared all income and expenditure accounts for whole of the property portfolio, reconciling on a monthly basis and reporting to Government Senior Treasury officials (Landlord).
  • Managed the Arrears Monitoring System for service charges in respect of the whole portfolio of Client properties – chasing defaulters and monitoring arrears agreements.
  • Arranged for the liquidation, under the Companies Act in Gibraltar, of companies who owe substantial irrecoverable arrears of Service Charges, Rents, Electricity & Water and other charges, liasing directly with Court and Treasury officials (Landlord).
  • Prepared all estate accounts to pre-audit level.
  • Liaised with accountants and Treasury Officials (Landlord) for preparation of audit report.
  • Liaised with Solicitors representing both our client Landlords and the tenants.
  • Dealt with Tenants enquiries and fault reports.
  • Prepared and issued Certificates of Expenditure in accordance with the Landlord’s underlease obligations for all properties managed.
  • Managed a project for the Landlord’s contribution of service charges to be calculated and charged to the Client Landlord, covering a period of eleven years, and the funds in question to be invested accordingly.
  • Prepared regular financial snapshots for Senior Management of several properties in the LPS portfolio.
  • Supervised the investment of reserves for service charges into high interest fixed deposit accounts, and tracked cash flows for each estate.
  • Handled insurance claims for the Landlord in liaison with the relevant estate’s insurers.
2000 - 2007

IT Systems Manager

Land Property Services Limited
  • Oversight of all IT and information systems within the organization
  • Spearheaded project-work as part of a Matrix teamwork structure.(e.g. - Divided the whole corporate network into two separate intranets on different platforms.)
  • Lectured and trained Surveyors as part of their CPD (Continued Professional Development)
  • Liaised between LPS and all Government Agencies and Bodies for IT-related issues as IT Liaison Officer for the implementation of a major IT policy decision and programme of the Gibraltar Government.
  • Key stakeholder in the programming and troubleshooting of the corporate Databases currently holding the whole of Gibraltar’s Land Registry, Rates database and Government Rentals, among other client data.
  • Researched the various GIS products available in the market as part of a major inter-agency project for the creation of an integrated GIS solution for the whole of Gibraltar – a project currently being spearheaded by the company’s Senior Surveyor.
  • Managed purchasing for IT products and oversaw the settlement of all IT expenditure within budget constraints.
  • Reported to Board of Directors on all major IT expenditure items
Jan 1997 - 2000

Manager - Rental Management Portolio

Brian Francis & Associates

(On Secondment from Land Property Services Limited*)

  • Managed a Rental Management Portfolio of over three hundred properties and several members of staff.
  • Made key structural changes to the organisation including the setting up of the whole Rental Management Department following the aquisition by Brian Francis & Associates of a rental management portfolio from a local Estate Agent in 1996 - at the time the largest selection of rental properties on the Rock.
  • Responsible for the proper accountability and banking of all rental income in separate Client Accounts with a total fund value of over £1,000,000.00 of yearly rental income and expenses.
  • Presented reconciliations every month to clients.
  • Instrumental in renegotiating all terms of business with all client landlords after the portfolio was acquired from another local Estate Agency
  • Dealt with tenants' fault reports
  • Negotiated with contractors for structural repairs to properties including on-site surveys of major defects with contractors and Client Landlords.
  • Managed major project work onlarger estates, dealing with multiple contractors working with tight deadlines and budgetary constraints
  • Headed a legal team in preparation for litigation.

(* - At the time, Brian Francis & Associates was a subsidiary of Land Property Services Ltd.)

Jan 1996 - Dec 1997

Manager - Arrears Section

Land Property Services Limited
  • Managed the outsourced Electricity Charges Arrears Department for the Government of Gibraltar.
  • Monitored and chased arrears for all electricity accounts for the Governemnt of Gibraltar
  • Negotiated repayment terms with clients within parameters given by ministerial instructions
  • Accounted for all monies collected for the Treasury
  • Reported to Treasury officials
  • Spearheaded a working group set-up to advise Gibraltar's Ministry for Social Services on policy matters affecting consumers on social benefits.
Jan 1994 - Jun 1995

Resident Manager / Management Consultant

EMAS Consultants (Gibraltar) Limited
  • Managed a firm of Management and Quality Assurance consultants with clients in Gibraltar and abroad.
  • Responsible for new business development and sales in Gibraltar and in Spain
  • Assisted local and UK based organisations to gain Quality certification up to the ISO9000 family of standards, as a platform for continuous improvement practises.
  • Lectured locally on courses using Ken Blanchard's "Situational Leadership II" programme.
  • Conducted market research and focus groups for local telephone service providers
  • Directed "Action Learning" exchange programmes for a number of leading professionals and businessmen in Gibraltar and the UK.
  • Gave proprietary licenced training to key clients in Gibraltar.


1993 - 1996

Professional Certificate in Business Management.

The Open University
  • Business Management - Lead up to Professional Diploma in Management
1993 - 1994

Professional Diploma in Business Management

The Open University
  • 3-year distance learning degree in Business Management

Interests and Activities

  • Enjoys Blogging, reading, and is passionate about weight training.
  • Leads a faith-based organization in Gibraltar, and is actively involved in pastoral care and counselling of members of the community
  • Travelled to various countries to help out in missionary-related work.
  • Served as delegate to the Gibraltar Bodybuilding Team of 1993 competing in the Mediterranean Games in Niece, France.
  • Served as translator in a number of international Conventions, gatherings and workshops, both in the EU and in the USA



Aurelio Falero FRICS

John Collado FRICS

Brian Francis FRICS