- Audit committee
- Nomination committee
- Remuneration committee
Alan has spent more than 45 years in banking, originally joining the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1973, having started his career with Westminster Bank in 1968. A former chief executive of RBS UK, he is an experienced retail and corporate banker with a strong strategic focus and considerable
experience of the corporate world and the impact of current and past economic cycles upon markets and market participants.
Alan is a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, a governor of the charity Motability and honorary treasurer of Surrey County Cricket Club.
Nigel has held numerous senior positions within the property and regeneration industry over a career spanning 30 years, including serving as special policy adviser to Sir Bob Kerslake at the HCA. He was chief executive officer of Chelsfield plc from 1992 to 2005 and executive chairman of Lend Lease Europe from 2005 to 2008, having joined the company through the joint acquisition of the residential developer Crosby.
Nigel is chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the respected urban think tank Centre for Cities as well as chairing the Estates Strategy Committee of the London School of Economics.
Robin joined Elliott Bernerd in 1985 and in 1986 became a founding director of Chelsfield plc and was a main board director until the sale of the business in 2004. At Chelsfield he was involved in regeneration projects of metropolitan scale and international significance, including Merry Hill, Paddington Basin, White City (now Westfield) and Stratford City in London. He joined Lend Lease Europe in 2005 and was appointed chief executive in 2006.
Robin is on the board of the Royal Academy of Music and is chairman of New Heritage, the regeneration body for Dudley MBC.
Group Finance Director
David joined Urban&Civic in April 2010, having previously held senior finance positions at Minerva plc, Multiplex Developments and Chelsfield plc. Having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche, David has over 19 years of experience in the real estate sector.
Ian was senior partner (London) at KPMG until his retirement in 2008. Other previous roles include chairman of WSP Group plc and Think London, the direct inward investment agency for London, and board member and chair of the audit committee of the London Development Agency. Ian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He holds an MA in engineering science from the University of Cambridge.
Ian is a non-executive director of Smith & Nephew plc, The Brunner Investment Trust plc and Foxtons Group plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
June left the East Thames Group in 2014 after serving as group chief executive for over 16 years. She trained as a town planner and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. June has served on a number of boards and working groups over the years concerned with the built environment and poverty. She was chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission from 2005 to 2008 and, more recently, vice chair of the National Housing Federation, a board member of the Institute for Sustainability and a member of the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Group.
June is a trustee of the Building Research Establishment and a member of the Jersey Architecture Commission.
Jon Di-Stefano joined Telford Homes Plc as Financial Director in October 2002 where he built up a strong finance function and played a significant role in establishing relationships with the Group’s banking partners and institutional investors. Jon became Chief Executive on 1 July 2011 and is responsible for the Group’s strategic direction, the approach to risk management and all other long-term business planning. Prior to joining Telford Homes, he had one year with Mothercare following five years with Arthur Andersen.
Jon is Chief Executive of Telford Homes Plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Bob is a chartered surveyor and former chairman of the north west region of property advisers JLL, from where he retired at the end of 2013. He joined the property profession in 1970 and after periods in nationalised industry and the public sector entered private practice, from where he has dealt with all aspects of residential and commercial property. Over the past 25 years Bob specialised in investment, development and large-scale mixed-use regeneration schemes. He has held a number of non-executive positions in finance and property organisations including Manchester Building Society.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
On leaving Oxford with a DPhil, Duncan joined Cazenove & Co in 1974, becoming a partner in 1981. As a managing director in the successor business, JPMorgan Cazenove, he led some of the firm’s largest financial advisory mandates for M&A and equity offerings.
Duncan is executive chairman of EQL Capital.
Mark heads the London office of GI Partners, a leading alternative investment management firm with $12 billion in capital commitments from institutional investors around the world. Prior to joining GI, Mark spent six years with Nomura Principal Finance Group which became Terra Firma Capital Partners where he served as a senior partner. Previously, he was founder and chief executive of Dawnay Day Corporate Finance, a corporate finance advisory business that was ranked in the top five UK mergers and acquisition boutiques during his tenure. His early career was with Deloitte & Touche, where he finished as head of its London M&A Advisory Practice.
Mark is managing partner of GI Partners and is the chairman of London Strategic Land.