What qualities do you need as an Estate Director of a large landed estate? Comprising a complex of properties, a wide array of staff and potential issues around profitability and sustainability of the property, a landed estate needs a Director with a myriad of skills. Understanding the brand of the Estate is essential, as are strong people skills and great attention to detail. And, above all, flexibility and an awareness of when to call on other professionals for their specialist expertise. Richard Jordan-Baker, Estate Director at Broadlands in Hampshire, explains the variety and complexities of the role.