Board of directors
  • Photograph of Terry Roydon

    Terry Roydon

    Non-executive Chairman

    holds a BSc in Estate Management from the University of London and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously chief executive of Prowting plc, a UK housebuilder, which he led to flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 1988. The company was subsequently purchased by Westbury plc in June 2002 for £140m. Since 1998, Mr Roydon has been a consultant and member of the board of Dom Development S.A., a major quoted Polish residential developer, together with a number of non-executive and consultancy positions in the UK and continental housebuilding companies, including holding non-executive board positions with AIM quoted Kimberly Resources N.V., Country & Metropolitan plc (until 2005), Gladedale Holdings plc (until March 2007) and Larkfleet Limited (until May 2011). From 1995 to 1997 he was President of the European Union of Housebuilders and Developers.

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    Stephen Wicks

    Chief Executive

    was the founding shareholder and chief executive of Country & Metropolitan plc, which floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in December 1999 with a market capitalisation of £6.9m. He directed the growth of Country & Metropolitan plc until its disposal in April 2005 to Gladedale Holdings plc for approximately £72m. Mr Wicks has worked in the construction and housebuilding sector all of his working life and has extensive knowledge of local and national policies on both greenfield and brownfield sites.

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    Nishith Malde FCA

    Finance Director

    qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with KPMG and specialised in advising owner managed businesses. He left KPMG in 1989 to set up a consultancy firm which later merged with an audit practice where he was the partner responsible for the affairs of Country & Metropolitan plc. Mr Malde joined Country & Metropolitan plc as finance director and company secretary in 1998. He was actively involved in the preparation for the flotation of Country & Metropolitan plc in December 1999 and its further development until it was acquired by Gladedale Holdings plc in April 2005. Mr Malde is also on the board of Energiser Investments plc, an AIM listed company.

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    Simon Bennett

    Non-executive Director

    qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 and has over 30 years' experience in investment banking and capital markets in the City. He has held senior positions with a number of leading firms including Citibank, Credit Agricole and Sanlam. He was formerly the head of corporate finance and head of the mid and small caps team at Credit Lyonnais Securities (part of Credit Agricole). He has a wealth of experience in advising growing companies in both the equity and debt markets, including takeovers and mergers, fundraisings, acquisitions, disposals and public to private transactions. In 2004 he established Incremental Capital LLP to provide corporate finance and other advice to mid and small cap companies. Mr Bennett is also chairman of the Grown Up Chocolate Company and a director of a number of other private companies.

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    Paul Brett

    Land Director

    has been involved in the housing sector all of his working life, acquiring and master planning brownfield sites at Country & Metropolitan plc for ten years during which time he was promoted to Land Director of its Southern Region. Mr Brett joined the Inland Group in August 2005. He has extensive experience in identifying brownfield land and the necessary knowledge of the complexities of the planning system.