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Terry Roydon

Non-executive Chairman


Appointed to the Board

2007

Skills and expertise

Terry has extensive managerial, practical and political experience of the property sector obtained over a 40-year career. He was Chief Executive of Prowting plc, Non-executive Director of Country & Metropolitan plc and Avant plc (formerly Gladedale Holdings plc) as well as president of the Home Builders Federation.

Other current appointments

Consultant and member of the Board of Dom Development S.A., a major quoted Polish residential developer, Non-executive Director of Kimberly Resources NV (until February 2018 when the company delisted from AIM), Larkfleet Holdings Limited and Chairman of Sigma Homes Limited. He was also president of the European Union of Housebuilders and Developers until the expiry of his term of office in May 2018.

Time commitment

1-2 days per month

Stephen Wicks

Chief Executive


Appointed to the Board

2005

Skills and expertise

Stephen has worked in the construction and housebuilding sector all of his working life and has extensive experience in the acquisition of large-scale development opportunities. He was the founding shareholder and Chief Executive of Country & Metropolitan plc, which floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1999 with a market capitalisation of £6.9m until its disposal in 2005 to Gladedale Holdings plc for approximately £72m.

Other current appointments

Non-executive Chairman of Energiser Investments plc.

Time commitment

Full-time

Nishith Malde

Finance Director


Appointed to the Board

2005

Skills and expertise

Nish is a chartered accountant and has over 25 years' experience in the property sector with wide professional knowledge and understanding of both listed and unlisted companies. He was Finance Director and Company Secretary of Country & Metropolitan plc, which floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1999, until its disposal in 2005 to Gladedale Holdings plc.

Other current appointments

Executive Director of Energiser Investments plc.

Time commitment

Full-time

Gary Skinner

Managing Director


Appointed to the Board

2018

Skills and expertise

Gary brings considerable experience to the Board having worked in the housebuilding sector for over 30 years. He joined the Group in February 2016 and was appointed to the Board in May 2018. Previously, he was Director of operations at Willmott Dixon Housing and production director at George Wimpey (now part of Taylor Wimpey plc).

Time commitment

Full-time

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Simon Bennett

Senior Independent Director1


Appointed to the Board

2007

Skills and expertise

Simon is a chartered accountant and has over 30 years of investment banking experience and of providing corporate finance and broking advice to growing companies. He was head of corporate finance and head of the Mid and Small Caps team at Credit Lyonnais Securities as well as head of Corporate Broking at Fairfax IS plc and Sanlam Securities.

Other current appointments

He established Incremental Capital LLP in 2004 to provide corporate finance advice to mid and small cap companies. He is also Chairman of the Grown Up Chocolate Company, a Non-executive Director of the Live Company Group Plc, where he is Head of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and a Partner at Glenmill Partners, which provides impartial advice to growing companies.

Time commitment

1-2 days per month

1 With effect from 13 September 2018.

Laure Duhot

Non-executive Director


Appointed to the Board

2018

Skills and expertise

Laure brings over 30 years of senior executive level experience in the investment banking and property sectors, specialising in alternative real estate assets. She has held senior roles at Lehman Brothers, Macquarie Capital Partners, Sunrise Senior Living Inc and Grainger plc., and has been Non-executive Director at a number of funds and property companies.

Other current appointments

Managing Director of Duhot-Consult Ltd which provides strategic and transaction support to investors and property firms and Non-executive Director at the Guinness Partnership and at healthcare REIT, MedicX Fund.

Time commitment

1-2 days per month

Brian Johnson

Non-executive Director


Appointed to the Board 2018

2018

Skills and expertise

Brian brings a wealth of sector expertise, having held senior management and Non-executive positions within the housing, social care and commercial sectors. He was Chief Executive at CityWest Homes, Moat Homes Limited and at Metropolitan Housing Trust. In addition, Brian was previously a Non-executive Director at North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Other current appointments

Interim Chief Operating Officer at Abzena PLC.

Time commitment

1-2 days per month

Committee membership

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