Meet the team

Peter Garrett
  • Managing Director
  • BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI MRICS

Peter trained as a consultant surveyor in London and worked for a number of property and development companies in the Midlands and the North-East, before joining Keyland in 2007. He was appointed Managing Director in 2011 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Company and managing Keyland’s relationship with the operational Yorkshire Water business. Outside work, Peter enjoys trying to keep himself fit, although as the years go by…

Luke Axe
  • Strategic Land & Planning Manager
  • BA (Hons) MA MRTPI

Luke started his career as a Town Planner in London in 2007, gaining chartered MRTPI status in 2012.  He spent several years in local government before moving back to Yorkshire to take up a role in consultancy.  Luke joined Keyland in 2016 and is responsible for the business’ PPA initiative, all local plan representations, planning application submissions, and managing the range of expert consultants that make up our successful project teams.  Outside work, Luke enjoys playing golf, watching football (the mighty Owls) and spending time with his family.

Catherine Cairns
  • Development Manager
  • BSc (Hons), MRICS

Catherine graduated with a degree in Estate Management from Northumbria University, gaining Chartered status in 2011. Previous employers include Evans Property Group, Savills and Yorkshire Water, prior to joining Keyland in 2018. She is responsible for the acquisition of new opportunities and the marketing and disposal of completed projects. Outside work, Catherine enjoys walking in the Yorkshire countryside and sampling the many food establishments Leeds has to offer.

Beth McQue
  • Development Planner
  • BA (Hons) MA MRTPI

Beth has been working as a town planner since 2014, and became a chartered member of the RTPI in 2016. She previously worked as a planning consultant for Turley and Indigo in Leeds, before joining Keyland in 2019. She is responsible for managing Local Plan representations and planning applications for the many sites within Keyland’s portfolio, whilst also searching for new site opportunities through the business’ PPA initiative. Beth took over as Chair of the RTPI Yorkshire Young Planners Committee in 2018 and enjoys organising social and CPD events for other young professionals across the region. Outside work, Beth enjoys travelling to new places and spending time with her family and friends.

Rebekah Hastie
  • Office Manager

Rebekah has joined Keyland after working as PA & Legal Secretary for a number of well-known legal firms. She is a highly organised individual with a vast amount of experience within a professional services environment. Rebekah is responsible for the proactive management of the office as well as providing excellent administrative and secretarial service in support of the Keyland team. Outside work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family and socialising.