William Leschallas


Staff Governor, Head of Employability and Professional Engagement and Senior Lecturer

Joined the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in July 2018 after 30 years in private practice.

University responsibilities

  • Programme Manager FdSc Residential Estate Agency
  • Programme Leader for the Real Estate Double Degree at SDAU in China
  • 2023/24: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – Member of Advisory Group for the Land, Construction, Real Estate and Surveying for the review of Subject Benchmark Statement
  • Former Head of School for Real Estate and Rural Land Management
  • Former Programme Manager BSc (Hons) Rural Land Management
  • Former Programme Manager BSc (Hons) Real Estate 
  • Former member of RAU Academic Board

Professional memberships

Teaching qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction Academic Practice
  • Postgraduate Certificate Mainly by Research, Research Methods

University awards

  • 2019 Winner of the RAU Paul Davies Award for Developing Student Potential
  • 2023 Best Head of School

Additional information

Over 30 years in professional practice with a wide range of experience including:

  • Property sales and lettings (farms, houses, commercial and development land), planning and development, land and estate management, valuation, marketing, business management, presentations at seminars and conferences, compliance, social media in business, database management
  • Guest lecturer at RAU for approximately 15 years
  • RAU alumnus
  • Former Trustee of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Married with two sons



  • Programme Manager FdSc Residential Estate Agency
  • Academic Personal Tutor
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertation supervisor

Module leader - Postgraduate and Undergraduate students

  • Property Management
  • Property Agency
  • Planning Law & Practice
  • Advanced Residential Agency
  • Planning and Development
  • Personal and Professional Development Skills & Employability
  • Land, Property and Woodland Management

Additional teaching

  • Academic Skills
  • Fundamentals of Land & Property
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Farm Business and Enterprise Management, Commercial Property Management