Cavendish Maxwell appoints Dubai machinery expert

Patrick Ditcham is a chartered surveyor with more than 28 years’ experience in the global valuation and auctioneering industries

Patrick Ditcham, Cavendish Maxwell.
Patrick Ditcham, Cavendish Maxwell.

Cavendish Maxwell announced it has appointed Patrick Ditcham (pictured) as a partner and the joint head of its machinery and business assets department.

Ditcham joins Cavendish Maxwell from the UK, where he was a director with Lambert Smith Hampton.

A chartered surveyor with more than 28 years’ experience in the global valuation and auctioneering industries, Ditcham is familiar with all types of plants and machinery, including specialisations such as construction, automotive, aerospace, and light and heavy engineering, among others. 

Ditcham has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2000, and has been on the professional group’s international board for machinery and business assets since 2005.

Commenting on his new role, Ditcham said: “I am excited to start a new challenge within Cavendish Maxwell. I look forward to working with the team to further develop [its] already extensive service lines, and [opening] up opportunities in new territories. 

“I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service,” he added. 

Remarking on the appointment, Jay Grant, chairman and founder of Cavendish Maxwell, said: “Patrick’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the firm. 

“His appointment [is] fundamental to our commitment to being the leading company [] our industry in the GCC.

"I’m confident that Patrick will play a key role in driving this department forward, providing and implementing high-quality solutions to our clients.

"It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Patrick’s calibre to fulfil this role,” Grant added.

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