Richard Hayward Properties consists of a small, highly experienced team of property specialists and support staff:


Richard Hayward


The principal of Richard Hayward Properties, Richard is a well known is a well-known property investor and developer with more than 35 years experience in the industry. He is responsible for RHP’s corporate business strategy and development. Richard started his first property business – in residential investment – in 1979 and subsequently sold it in 1988 for £6.4 million. He was also a partner in Davis & Sons Estate Agents, until it was sold to Prudential in 1989.

His vision, drive and passion underpins RHP’s company ethos, while his entrepreneurial approach and wide ranging interests have created a uniquely flexible business that works across all property sectors and also invests in fledgling businesses and individuals. As a lawyer and someone who has been involved in property development and investment as well as a host of other commercial activities since the 1970s, Richard has led the business through recession so that it is now in a strong position, with ambitious plans for the future and the finances in place to support them.


Kane Athay

Investment / Agency

In 2005, Kane graduated with a distinction in MSc Real Estate Investment from CASS Business School.

He then joined Allsop LLP and worked in Valuation, City Agency & the Commercial Auction department. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2007.

Kane joined Richard Hayward Properties in November 2007 and works closely with Richard Hayward in investment and is responsible for letting vacant buildings.


Kevin Hill

Head of Banking

Kevin has been in Banking for over 30 years specialising in the provision of loan finance for both corporate and private clients across all sectors of the UK Property Market, ranging from the finance of commercial and residential investment portfolios to the development of flats/houses and commercial projects across the retail, office and industrial sectors.

He has previously worked in the property finance teams of MHT, HSBC and AIBC.

Kevin left Anglo Irish Bank in London in February 2008 and has been with RHP for the last seven years and is responsible for raising and monitoring the banking facilities for all of the companies within the RHP Group, working closely with Richard Hayward and all the various lenders.


Karen Athay

Head of Residential Property

Karen looks after the residential blocks and assumes responsibilities for the lettings, maintenance and rent collection.

She is particularly efficient and the overall percentage occupancy rates are very high.

Leone Hayward

Leone Hayward

Finance and Cash Controller

Leone has a background of working in accounts since leaving University in 2006. She started at RHP in February 2011 as an accounts administrator. With several years’ experience she has developed within the department and now deals with the day to day cash flow for the company.


Nicola Owen

Head of Administration

Personal Assistant Experienced in the many assets of operating in a commercial environment over a thirty five year career. Now, firmly supporting the owner of the business Richard Hayward in running the business and organizing his work life.


Anest Pearce

Accounts Clerk

After graduating with a BA degree from Cardiff Met University, Anest joined RHP in 2011 as a receptionist and has since progressed within the company and joined the Accounts Team in 2016. She is currently working towards getting her AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting


Mike Andrew

Head Foreman / Site Manager

Mike has worked for Richard for over twenty years and organises the maintenance crews.

He is capable of small building works to building a complete site and has a full compliment of tradesmen as well as equipment to include excavators, vans and lorries.


Danielle Owen

General Assistant

Trained as a primary school teacher change of career to general assistant in admin office dealing with property advertising/timesheets/general expenses. 


Richard Miller

Senior Project Manager

Richard has recently joined the company bringing with him over 25 years of project experience across a number of industries. Qualified in PRINCE2 and Graduated with a Masters in Business Administration, Richard manages the full life cycle of projects, taking them from planning stage, through contract assignment and execution to client handover.


Paul Medway

Site Manager

Paul has been managing our sites for some time; from leisure centres, to shopping centres and now our commercial properties in Swansea and Aberbargoed. He works with tenants on a day to day basis dealing with issues and the maintenance of the sites. Paul is also part of the team with letting enquiries and meets perspective tenants on site to ensure a smooth handover.


During these extremely difficult times we all face at the moment, we would like to thank all our staff for their efforts in maintaining  the level of service that Richard Hayward Properties customers expect from us.

We have all had to adjust to work to the Government guidelines whether that be from home or implementing new procedures in both production facilities and on site. We are committed to ensuring our employees safety at all times as well as our customers.

The team at Richard Hayward Properties will monitor the government advice daily and we will strive to ensure we fulfill any promises we have made and continue to help customers, old and new, meet their deadlines.