Key People

Evan Maindonald

Founder and CEO

Evan founded MELT Homes in 2002 and has grown the company from undertaking small refurbishment and development projects to the larger projects it is undertaking today. He has hands on involvement with the Company’s development projects and is responsible for overall company management and direction.

Evan has an MBA from IMD in Lausanne and a BSc in Computer Science from Auckland University. For more information about Evan and his background prior to starting MELT Homes, please click here.

Brendan O’Leary

Brendan O’Leary – Development Manager – London and South East

Brendan O’Leary’s previous career has involved roles in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Property Management and Property Development.

He is responsible for sourcing and appraising sites as well as managing our development projects in London and the South East. Brendan has a BSc in Valution Surveying from Trinity College in Dublin and a Diploma In Property Economics from Dublin Institute of Technology.


Richard Key

Commercial Manager

Our 'Key man' in the west country, Richard is responsible for the company’s operations in Gloucestershire, including management of the investment portfolio and projects undertaken in that part of the country.

He takes care of setting up and managing relationships with key professionals and suppliers in relation to our property projects more generally.

Richard has a BSc in Maths and Statistics from the University of Kent.



Margherita Crema

Finance Manager

Margherita has worked in finance and related roles in the UK and Italy since 2007.

She provides key administrative and finance support to the rest of the team, dealing with HR matters, supplier payments and other key matters.

Margherita has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Padua in Italy and is currently studying in the process of completing an AAT3 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.