Our People


Board of Directors

Ben Baldwin OBE - Chairman
Gary Metcalf - Chief Executive
Ryan Blair
David Christie
Richard Hunt
John Kelley-Quinn 


Property Acquisitions

Lawrence McNickle

Comprising an enviable network and a wealth of knowledge, Lawrence successfully bids to expand our pipeline of affordable properties across Cheshire and the North West of England. Lawrence understands the quality of product that homebuyers and tenants deserve and oversees the complete acquisition process from initial meeting to practical completion.


Philip Fell

With years of acquisitions and disposals experience having acted for the public sector, Phil is a MRICS chartered surveyor who joins Auxesia Homes from Cushman & Wakefield. Phil is integral to the growth of Auxesia Homes, driving the company’s acquisition strategy for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and the North Midlands.


Ryan Blair
With ambitious plans for growth, Ryan is responsible for driving Auxesia Homes to become one of the leading providers of affordable homes across the UK. Having previously held the position of Residential Development Sales Manager for the North of England at Savills and Head of Sales at Sotheby’s International Realty in Dubai, Ryan specialises in sales, marketing and consultancy of residential property.

Joanne Smith

Joanne is an experienced property professional who is dedicated to ensuring all purchasers enjoy the highest level of service throughout the entire process from initial property viewing to key handover.



Property Management

Debbie McMillan

Overseeing the day to day administrative tasks related to property management, Debbie maintains property by investigating and resolving tenant enquiries, coordinating repairs and ensuring rental accounts remain clear of arrears.



Leanne Kinsey

With a background in finance, accounting and administration, Leanne heads up our accounts team.



Our Military Advisory Panel

Uniquely, we have an advisory panel made up of former military personnel who are fully committed to supporting current and former military servicemen and women.

Andy Reid


Andy served for 13 years as an infantry soldier and section commander both in the Queens Lancashire Regiment and The Yorkshire Regiment, members of the Kings Division, with active service tours in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. On Tuesday 13 October 2009, Andy was severely wounded by a Taliban improvised IED. Andy lost both legs and his right arm, whilst the index finger on his left hand was almost completely removed. Andy now devotes the majority of his time to inspiring others including military veterans to overcome adversity demonstrating that hope can overcome despair.

Gary Metcalf


Gary served for 6 years as an infantry soldier in the Kings Regiment, members of the Kings Division, with active service tours of West Belfast, Northern Ireland 1984 and Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1987. He has also served tours of The Falkland Islands, Germany, Kenya, Guard Duty at Buckingham Palace and Chester. Gary was a non–commissioned officer and member of the Kings Regiment boxing team throughout his military career.

John Kelley-Quinn


John  served in HM forces for over eight years on variable active service duties. John reached the rank of sergeant and had a decorated and intensive military career before being medically discharged for sustained injuries in the line of duty in 1994. He has since gained two masters degrees in Management and Business Administration and is currently pursuing his PhD in Middle East Business Affairs. John resides in the Middle East and is currently the CEO of an international total facilities management and security group.