At Brooks Leney our team bring with them a wealth of experience, combined with over 100 years.

Meet the people who make our company what it is. If you would like to learn more about employment opportunities at Brooks Leney please visit our recruitment page.

David Brooks


Having spent his East Anglian career, spanning over 30 years, providing agricultural valuation and rural surveying services, David is one of the most experienced professionals within the region.  He takes a jargon free approach in communication advice and solutions.  Long standing clients who rely on his expertise range from those owning and managing thousands of […]

Chris Leney


Chris moved to Suffolk in the mid-1990’s and since then has been advising farmers and land owners throughout East Anglia.  He is well respected for his down to earth, common sense approach to issues being faced by clients and the clear advice that he provides.  Chris values the long-term relationships that he builds with his […]

Simon Smith


Simon was bought up in Norfolk, educated in Norwich and has spent his entire professional career working in East Anglia.  After graduating from Newcastle University with a Degree in Agricultural Economics, and a brief foray into agricultural commerce, he trained and qualified as a Rural Surveyor and Valuer. Simon advises a diverse client base, ranging […]

Will Hosegood

Associate Partner

Will graduated from The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester with a degree in Rural Land Management in 2007 and went on to work for a firm of land agents and auctioneers in his home county of Somerset before heading to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 2009. Will qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2010, as a […]

Natalie Winspear

Principal Planner

Natalie has been providing high quality planning advice to land and property owners throughout East Anglia since 2010.  She has experience in preparing, submitting and monitoring a wide range of planning applications, from large scale housing developments and commercial buildings through to barn conversions.  Natalie is able to draw on her Degrees in Ancient History […]

John Pearce

Town Planner

John has been involved in planning since 2008, gaining experience within a planning department of a district council in Suffolk. During this time, John dealt with a range of developments from small-scale extensions and changes of use through to large-scale housing schemes. Since 2016, John has worked in the private sector offering planning advice on […]

Connie Turner

Assistant Land Agent

Connie studied for her undergraduate degree at Writtle University College and has recently completed her masters degree in Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University. She particularly enjoyed learning about a variety of different tenure systems and the methods of valuing assets. Connie will be assisting the Land Agency team in a wide […]

Debbie Allum


Debbie is PA to Chris Leney and Simon Smith and has worked with them for many years both at Brooks Leney and other firms. Debbie supports Chris and Simon with their work as well as undertaking several office duties. Debbie has experience working in the property and legal sector.

Carol Hickey


Carol is PA to David Brooks and Natalie Winspear. She has been PA to David since 2016, and as well as supporting David and Natalie in their professional work, deals with the accounts for the business. Carol has extensive business experience in both the UK and abroad.

The Canines

Brooks Leney office is known for being dog friendly, and we have three resident dogs: – Alba (Springer Spaniel), Skye (Black Labrador) and Paddy (Cocker Spaniel). They have extensive experience in many property related matters. Between them they keep the team in order and are in charge of the office.