An accomplished and experienced auctioneer and valuer and senior partner at Lacy Scott & Knight has died aged 59 from cancer.
Rowland Beaney from Beyton was a widely known chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer. He held a number of high ranking professional appointments and was very well respected in his field.
Educated at Culford School he attended the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. After graduating in 1977 he joined Bidwells in Cambridge and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1979 and as an agricultural valuer in 1982.
In 1983 he joined as a partner at R C Knight & Sons in Stowmarket which combined with Lacy Scott in 1997.
He was honorary secretary of the Suffolk Association of Agricultural Valuers for 23 years and president of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2010. In 1992 he was appointed to the Lord Chancellor’s Panel of Arbitrators becoming one of the country’s most eminent arbitrators. He was also a past chairman and secretary of the East Anglian Rural Practice Division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
He played hockey for Bury St Edmunds Hockey Club and was involved in Stowmarket Young Farmers’Club and Stowmarket Round Table/41 Club.
He leaves wife Judy, children Kate and Thomas, both chartered surveyors, and grandson Henry. A memorial service was held on Tuesday.