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 […]

Natalie Winspear

Senior Chartered Town 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 […]

Ruth Goodfield

Town Planner

Ruth has worked within the planning sector since 2007 where she started out within the renewable sector specialising in wind and solar energy. With experience compiling environmental impact assessments and managing a wide range of projects she has the expertise to deal with all types of planning applications, pulling on her environmental background. Ruth offers […]

Lindsey Wright

Town Planner

Lindsey was born and raised in Suffolk. After graduating from Bangor University with a degree in Geography, she trained and qualified as a Planner whilst working for a local planning authority. Following this, Lindsey worked in the planning team for a national housebuilder. With both public and private experience, Lindsey has established good working relationships […]

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 […]

Maddie Lord

Trainee Land Agent

Maddie was brought up in North East Essex. She studied at the University of Exeter where she completed her undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Rural Estates and Land Management at Harper Adams University, alongside training under the supervision of the Brooks Leney land agent […]

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.