Jonathan Babb
Technical Director – Catesby

Jonathan joined Catesby Estates plc in October 2012 as Technical Director. He has significant experience of working in the housebuilding and civil engineering sectors. During the last five years, he has been heavily involved in the delivery of thousands of high quality new homes in desirable locations, including Longhedge in Salisbury, Newark in Nottinghamshire, Bude in Cornwall, Haywards Heath in West Sussex, Dickens Heath in Solihull, Tingewick in Buckinghamshire and Willingdon in East Sussex.

Jonathan started his career working for a family-owned construction company, rising to the position of director before moving to Miller Homes and joining the in-house engineering team and leading projects from concept to completion.

His passions include the leadership and development of future emerging professionals through talent management, mentoring and training, whilst also adding the benefit of sharing his varied and insightful experience. He continually looks to add value engineering solutions to potentially complex design constraints, striving wherever possible to “keep it simple”.

Rebecca Britton
Communications, Communities and Partnerships

Rebecca joined Urban&Civic in April 2011 as the second appointment to the Alconbury Weald project. With a background in marketing, media handling and stakeholder engagement for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Forestry Commission, and for regional and national Government, Rebecca leads the engagement of local business partners and communities in the development of Alconbury Weald, Waterbeach and Wintringham Park; leads the roll out of community facilities and projects across the 3 strategic sites, including our jobs and skills agenda; and coordinates local, national and overseas marketing and communications for Urban&Civic.

Paul Brocklehurst
Executive Chairman – Catesby

Paul took over the management of Catesby Estates plc in 2005. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Paul is a champion of the positive economic role of sustainable development, having spent considerable time interacting with local authorities across all of Catesby’s developments. ‌He is currently a trustee of the Hart Silversmiths Trust in Chipping Campden.

He joined Catesby after spending 19 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he held a number of senior positions within the Corporate Banking division. He also worked at the Bank of England within its Banking Supervision division.

Richard Coppell
Development Director

Formerly head of retail development at Lend Lease, Richard has over 20 years' experience working in planning, development and regeneration. At Lend Lease, Richard promoted and delivered the evolution of Bluewater Shopping Centre and progressed the expansion of Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull. He was instrumental on the Elephant and Castle project in securing the Regeneration Agreement with Southwark Council. During his time at Lend Lease he was also the head of the regional residential development business. Prior to Lend Lease, Richard held positions at other development companies, working on Whitecity (Westfield London) for Chelsfield and Northern Quarter Portsmouth for Centros. Richard joined Urban&Civic in January 2015.

Richard Hepworth
Director of Project Management

Richard joined the business in 2004 and has over 35 years’ experience in the development and construction management sector. He is the Director of Urban&Civic Projects Ltd, the internal project delivery arm of Urban&Civic plc, and is responsible for the strategic implementation of the Company’s build programme. Richard leads an in-house project management team of twelve who fulfil the requirements of technical due diligence, estimating, financial control and project co-ordination through their roles as Quantity Surveyor, Developer’s Representative, Employer’s Agent and Project Manager across the Group's operations.

Tim Leathes
Development Director

Tim started work at Bovis Lend Lease managing a range of projects and PFI bids, before being seconded to the United Nations’ Human Settlements division (UN Habitat) to work as project manager in Sri Lanka and head of logistics in the Maldives as part of the post-tsunami reconstruction effort. In 2006 he returned to Lend Lease to work as development manager for the Athletes Village in Stratford – a key part of the London 2012 regeneration legacy. He joined Urban&Civic in April 2010, where he is leading the development of Alconbury Weald, Waterbeach and Wintringham.

Philip Leech
Property Director

Philip was Chief Executive of Terrace Hill Group until the time of its merger with Urban&Civic in 2014. With over 30 years of experience in the property industry he now leads the Company’s city centre and commercial development projects. He also sits on the board of the South Tees Development Corporation as an non-executive director.

David Morris
Planning Director – Catesby

David joined Catesby in January 2013 having worked in housebuilding, planning consultancy and property development, across a broad range of mixed use projects throughout the UK.

At Catesby, David leads the internal planning department and brings a commercial focus to the team. The planning team at Catesby has responsibility for project managing sites throughout the planning process, from initial site appraisal through to the grant of planning permission.

David started his career as land and planning manager at Cala Homes and has previously worked as a planning consultant for CBRE in London. Prior to his move to Catesby he was head of town planning for Morston Assets Ltd.

David is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Home Builders Federation National Planning Committee.

Myron Osborne
Land and Development Director – Catesby

Myron joined Catesby Estates plc in March 2012 and was appointed to the Catesby main board in May 2015.  He is responsible for the land team, which sources all new land for promotion, oversees the commercial elements of land promotion and handles the sale of land following the grant of planning consent.

Myron started his career with Fairclough Homes in 2004 and then moved across to Miller Homes as part of the Fairclough takeover in 2005 before joining Catesby. He has a significant track record in land acquisition and planning promotion on both brownfield and greenfield development sites across the country.

His experience also extends to the handling of large planning applications, strategic land promotion, bringing forward large scale housing association schemes and working on urban regeneration schemes.

Adam Pratt
Development Director

Adam joined Urban&Civic in 2014 with the merger with Terrace Hill where he was responsible for the Bristol office. He started his career at Strutt & Parker prior to joining Hunting Gate's development team. Adam is an experienced commercial and residential developer focusing on the acquisition of new strategic projects.

James Scott
Director of Planning and Communications

James qualified as a barrister at Landmark Chambers, before advising the Government on planning issues and cross-qualifying as a solicitor with Dechert LLP. Prior to being one of the founder members of Urban&Civic, James was part of the senior executive team of Lend Lease Europe with responsibility for town planning and risk management. Within Urban&Civic, James heads up planning and communications. Having served as a non-exec director of East Thames housing association and sat on the Development Committee of L&Q, James is also a senior advisor to Dorrington PLC.

Nigel Wakefield
Development Director

Nigel joined Terrace Hill from Capital & Regional in 2000 and prior to that he worked at St Quintin where he qualified as a chartered surveyor. Since joining the Terrace Hill Group he has specialised in the development of retail and industrial property in the South of the UK.