The propertyCEO Training Team

Ritchie Clapson


  • Ritchie has been involved in property development for over 37 years, and as co-founder of propertyCEO, he coaches both novice and experienced property developers how to create substantial returns from small-to-medium scale developments.
  • Ritchie’s development pedigree speaks for itself. A qualified structural engineer by profession, he’s not only worked on hundreds of new-build, commercial and industrial conversion projects, he’s also trained and mentored countless developers and property professionals during his long career in the industry.
  • A business coach and strategist, he built up one of the country’s leading structural engineering firms and was appointed by the government as peer review engineer for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
  • Ritchie is a regular visiting expert and panelist at property events across the UK, and is currently involved in numerous development projects.

Ian Child

  • Ian has over 30 years’ experience in corporate leadership, having led a pan-European business unit for one of the world’s largest private equity companies
  • During that time, Ian worked with some of the world’s most dynamic organisations, and learned first-hand how they train their people and their businesses to be successful
  • A passionate advocate and student of mindset coaching, Ian created personalCEO to integrate his extensive business and mindset knowledge into propertyCEO’s training
  • His deep understanding of personal and business branding underpins propertyCEO’s comprehensive training in this area, allowing students to gain credibility as first-time developers
  • Ian works one-to-one with students to help them launch their development businesses and overcome any roadblocks to success
  • He is also the author of propertyCEO’s new Industrial To Residential Conversions book, and the exciting new personalCEO book series which launches in April 2020