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A Warm Welcome To Our New Chief Executive David Steel

David Steel has passed the Estate’s door countless times, driving from property managers Savills’ York office when managing the Duchy of Lancaster’s estates north of Scarborough. Now his commute will be a little shorter, living and working in Wykeham village.

From a Durham family farming background, David has now lived in North Yorkshire for nearly two decades. He has worked with a wide variety of estates and organisations, across both the north east and north west of England, which has encompassed a wide range of rural projects.

“I’m really looking forward to putting down roots and focusing my attention on one Estate,” says David. “I’ve always admired the business diversity of the Dawnay Estates and reading about its progression in this very newsletter. I now can’t wait to be a part of it myself.”

The Steel family is made up of David’s wife Georgie, daughter and son Izzy and Harry, and two cocker spaniels – Pigeon and Toast. He is a keen road cyclist and enjoys shooting game and clays. Please say hello if you see him out and about!