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Meet The Team

Ian Fergusson

SBVS Chief Surveyor & RICS Chairman

Ian has 33 years’ experience as a surveyor and is actively involved in all aspects of role management, as well as panel liaison. He also plays an active role on the Board of SDL and J&E Shepherd.





Simon Jackson

Chief Operational Officer

A former COO of Aon’s retail division and operations leader at Egg, Simon joined SDL in 2007 to lead SDL Surveying, as well as overseeing operations across the Group.

Jane Benjamin

Director, Mortgages

Jane oversees key strategic lender relationships across SBVS. Jane’s previous roles include senior management in the retail sector, as well as financial services with Alliance and Leicester, Santander and Pink Mortgage Network.





Joe Miller

Head of Operations

Prior to joining SDL Surveying in 2007, Joe’s financial services education took place at Egg, before he moved to Gasbox Ltd to run their Customer Service consultancy. Joe’s focus is to drive business service and profitability for our lender partners.

Giles Smith

Head of Surveyor Audit

Giles qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1989, starting out in private practice across the South of England, before stints at C&G and Lloyds. Giles joined SDL Surveying in 2007 and is now Chief Surveyor for England and Wales, with multi-disciplinary responsibility and a specialist in residential surveying.





Claire Lydon

Corporate Account Manager

Having joined SDL Risk Management in 1996, Claire is a key contact for prospective lender partners.