Tom Backhouse

CEO

Tom is the award-winning founder of Terrafirma and places his personal values of hard-work, education and subject passion at the forefront of his business vision for the long-term future of the company and its team.

Tom pursues an ambition of changing the way in which we perceive, identify and act upon environmental risks to better manage and resolve the problems that are increasing in occurrence and importance across the UK.

Antony Turck Chairman Tony’s first career was as an Insurance Broker, co-founding a Top 50 UK Insurance Risk and Financial Services business. In 2004, he lead the formation of Argyll Environmental Ltd, rapidly becoming the leading provider of due diligence services to the UK Top 20 law firms.  Following a successful exit to Landmark, Tony left to co-found Risq Ventures, built to utilise combined experience to provide a high-quality service to property professionals.

Antony Turck

Chairman

Tony’s first career was as an Insurance Broker, co-founding a Top 50 UK Insurance Risk and Financial Services business. In 2004, he lead the formation of Argyll Environmental Ltd, rapidly becoming the leading provider of due diligence services to the UK Top 20 law firms. 

Following a successful exit to Landmark, Tony left to co-found Risq Ventures, built to utilise combined experience to provide a high-quality service to property professionals.

Jonathan Upton Director of Finance Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 2002. He later joined Calnea Analytics, helping the business become the largest provider of property market intelligence, prior to sale to Landmark. Alongside Tony, Jon founded Risq Ventures as a platform to leverage the power of data from across the industry to improve the way the lending market functions.

Jonathan Upton

Director of Finance

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 2002. He later joined Calnea Analytics, helping the business become the largest provider of property market intelligence, prior to sale to Landmark.

Alongside Tony, Jon founded Risq Ventures as a platform to leverage the power of data from across the industry to improve the way the lending market functions.

 
Danny Powell-Thomas COO As one of the Terrafirma teams founding members, Danny now holds responsibility for and oversees company operations, roles and development.  Danny graduated from Bristol with a first-class masters’ degree in Environmental Geoscience, with Terrafirma co-supervising his thesis on evaluating desk-based mining risk assessments. He then presented his research with Terrafirma at the inaugural student symposium of the GA in London. 

Danny Powell-Thomas

COO

As one of the Terrafirma teams founding members, Danny now holds responsibility for and oversees company operations, roles and development. 

Danny graduated from Bristol with a first-class masters’ degree in Environmental Geoscience, with Terrafirma co-supervising his thesis on evaluating desk-based mining risk assessments. He then presented his research with Terrafirma at the inaugural student symposium of the GA in London. 

Maura Partridge

Head of Searches

Maura graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Bristol in 2016 and soon after joined the Terrafirma team. 

As Head of Searches at Terrafirma, Maura is responsible for the day to day production of searches and ensuring industry standard quality assurance. Working towards her Chartership, she is keen to further her geological knowledge and learn new skills related to her field.

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 Melanie Hooper Office Admin Manager Melanie has a strong administration and customer services background from a number of sectors, including within estate agency, financial services and more recently enjoying 10 years within the NHS. Joining the team in April 2017 as an Office Administration Manager, Melanie is the first point of contact managing queries helping to build on and maintain client relations and ensuring the smooth running of the office.

 Melanie Hooper

Office Admin Manager

Melanie has a strong administration and customer services background from a number of sectors, including within estate agency, financial services and more recently enjoying 10 years within the NHS.

Joining the team in April 2017 as an Office Administration Manager, Melanie is the first point of contact managing queries helping to build on and maintain client relations and ensuring the smooth running of the office.

 

Codi Morton

Engineering Geologist

Theo Faull

Head of GIS

Tim Longden

Head of Business Partnerships

 

Ben Magnin

Head of Service Development

 

Tom Tavendale

Engineering Geologist