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Simon De Friend

Co-Founder

Simon co-founded Regal in 1998 with friend and business partner, Paul Eden. Simon started his career in the property industry within the residential agency market and has led the business from inception to today's fully integrated business.

Jonathan Seal

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan joined Regal in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Managing Director in January 2017 and Chief Executive Officer in July 2020. Before joining Regal, he spent 25 years working in law, corporate finance, capital markets and private equity.

Paul Eden

Co-Founder

Paul co-founded Regal in 1998 with friend and business partner, Simon De Friend. Before establishing Regal, he had successfully built and sold a thriving residential agency. He has led the business from inception to today’s fully integrated business.

Damien Cartmell

Managing Director of Construction

Damien joined Regal in 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience across many sectors of the construction industry. He is responsible for Regal's in-house construction division, overseeing design, procurement and delivery of all Regal developments.

Marc Eden

Investment Director

Marc joined Regal in 2011, bringing a wealth of investment and legal experience. Having previously worked in business development raising finance for a number of technology companies and latterly as a commercial property solicitor, he oversees Regal’s investment and legal functions.

Ghislaine Halpenny

Director of ESG & Corporate Affairs

Ghislaine joined Regal in 2021 with over a decade’s experience in public affairs, public relations and managing reputational challenges for the wider real estate industry. She leads Regal's ESG strategy, all corporate communications and is responsible for EDI and culture throughout.

Steve Harrington

Planning Director

Steve joined Regal in 2017 having previously worked as a planning consultant for over 10 years with involvement in a number of major and complex redevelopment schemes. He oversees Regal’s planning applications from the initial feasibility and pre-application stages through to securing planning permission.

Warren Swimer

Finance Director

Warren joined Regal in 2013 having qualified as a chartered accountant. He worked for several fast growing SMEs as well as international businesses, managing finance teams across 23 offices globally. Warren is responsible for Financial Reporting and Planning at Regal alongside managing insurance, and overseeing the IT functions.

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