Meet The Team

Meet The Team 2019-11-03T12:03:58+00:00

Ssassy Property is made up of five highly experienced, diverse and successful professionals; three company directors and two consultants. Although they differ in their specialities and professional background, they each share a mutual passion for sustainable property development.

Russell Govan
Russell GovanDirector
Russell has over 30 years of corporate experience in the engineering, retail, finance and IT sectors. An investor in property since 2012, Russell’s portfolio includes student properties, HMO’s and blocks of flats in Yorkshire, the Midlands and Liverpool. Russell is a graduate of Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind programme and a member of Commercial Club.

Russell describes himself as a cross between George Clooney and Brad Pitt. He is still waiting for Hollywood to scout him.

Ian Pritchett
Ian PritchettDirector
Ian has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including 20 years of running a highly regarded historic building restoration company. Over the last 15 years, Ian has pioneered eco-building using low carbon materials such as hemp and lime mortar, whilst working on over 250 eco-houses and 50 non-domestic eco-buildings. Like Russell, Ian is a graduate of Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind programme.

Ian is the boring, building science geek in the team, who gets his pleasures from constructing great buildings with low carbon footprints. He also has a briefcase made out of hemp.

Clive Maple
Clive MapleDirector
Clive is an experienced businessman and property investor. He has a strong interest in the environment and has invested in land and planning as well as pioneering a ground-breaking waste-to-energy technology in the UK. Clive has also been investing in residential property since 1996 and has built up an extensive property portfolio in the Reading area.

If Clive hadn’t been so focussed on property he would have been a Premier League footballer.

Paddy Thompson
Paddy ThompsonCFO
Paddy is our numbers man here at Ssassy. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Financier, he spent several years working in Corporate Finance with entrepreneurial and high growth companies on fundraisings, management buyouts and company sales. From 2005 he developed a specialism in energy and the environment. Since 2015 he has developed a portfolio of activities, including a number of part-time CFO positions with scale-up companies in need of strategic financial advice.

We tried to come up with a witty line about Paddy but as we all know CFO’s are rarely funny!

James Pritchett
James PritchettAssociate
James may be younger than his colleagues (you may have even noticed one of them is his Dad!) but what he lacks in vintage he makes up for in energy and ambition. Having proven himself in the competitive arena of a Fortune 500 medical sales company, he is now thriving in the property sector, matchmaking investors with the perfect projects. With an eye for quality designs (he blames this for his love of fast cars) and a millennial’s refusal to compromise, James is a dynamic member of our team with an extensive network of contacts in the property industry.