The Committee

Louis Anastasiou: Chairman

I have over 30 years’ experience in the Liverpool property industry. In 1989 I co-founded Andrew Louis and have ever since overseen the development and expansion of the company. Our business was built on tailoring our service to fit our client needs and always going that extra mile.

I am currently Chair of the Landlord Advisory Panel which was set up by Liverpool City Council to promote a thriving and well managed private rented sector in the City.

In my spare time I plays 5 a side football, go the gym, play the occasional golf (badly) and I am  proud owner of a Liverpool football club season ticket.


David Blackman: Vice Chairman

Tony McVey: President

Educated at the universities of Liverpool and London, my initial career was as a teacher and lecturer in languages and law. Both subjects pointed me in the direction of property and by the 1980’s, with the help of a partner, I had begun to acquire assets at home and abroad.

In 1986 I became the secretary of the Liverpool and District Property Owners Association, forerunner of the NWPOA. Since then I have given legal and management advice to countless numbers of landlords, have appeared in court representing members and have conducted training courses for landlords on numerous occasions. I have been the president of the association for the past ten years and continue to play an active role in assisting the membership and speaking at every members’ meeting which we hold.

Married with four daughters, my principal interests are theatre and travel abroad.

Vivian Ellenbogen [BA Hons, MCMI, MMS, Ex Chair NWPOA]

Following senior management roles in fields of commerce started my own property management and development company from scratch some 26 years ago incorporating professional residential, social housing and focussing mainly on student housing sectors having built a modestly sizeable portfolio over an initial 8 years period, an exceptionally steep and eventful learning curve !

i became an active member of the LADPOA committee in around 1993, the forerunner of the present NWPOA , eventually being elected to be its chair in 2015 and having helped formulate a dynamic and committed team to steer its course as a more positive force as our sector moves into the future

i very much look forward to welcoming new members and ‘old hands’ alike for as we go forwards so will your views be both heard and counted


Mark Wigglesworth: Treasurer

Gary Dunning (ACII Chartered Insurance Broker)

I am a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute with in excess of 21 years experience in the UK insurance industry. My insurance career began as a Property and Casualty Underwriter with Royal Insurance (which then became Royal & Sun Alliance) and then switched to the Broking arena for the past 15 years advising Corporate, Commercial and Private Clients on their insurance requirements. In 2013 I co-founded Coeus Insurance Management Ltd to advise other professional firms on the full spectrum of insurance requirements.

Coeus Insurance has a market leading property insurance division combining specialist knowledge in meeting the particular requirements of the property sector. We deliver insurance solutions for some of the largest companies advising on portfolios worth billions of pounds as well as for individual investors with a property portfolio on a smaller scale.

I became a committee member of NWPOA in affiliation with RLA in 2018 to provide my wealth of insurance knowledge and experience to members in guiding them through the ever changing insurance industry.

Collette Palin