Berkeley, Board of Directors, View of London

Board of Directors

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Tony Pidgley

Tony Pidgley, CBE
Chairman

Co-founder of the Company in 1976 with Jim Farrer. He was appointed Group Chairman on 9 September 2009, having previously been the Group Managing Director since the formation of the Group in 1976. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Rob Perrins

Rob Perrins BSc (Hons) ACA
Managing Director

Joined the Company in 1994 having qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991. He was appointed to the Group Main Board on 1 May 2001 on becoming Managing Director of Berkeley Homes plc. He became Group Finance Director on 2 November 2001, moving to his current role as Group Managing Director on 9 September 2009.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Nick Simpkin

Nick Simpkin ACA
Finance Director

Joined Berkeley in 2002 and has held a number of senior finance positions including Finance Director of St James and Head of Finance for Berkeley Group. He joined the Board and became Group Finance Director on 10 September 2009.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Karl Whiteman

Karl Whiteman
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in 1996 as a Construction Director and currently leads one of the Berkeley Homes divisions and chairs the Group's Sustainability and Health & Safety Working Groups. He joined the Board on 10 September 2009 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in 2004 with an expertise in land and is currently Chairman of St James Group. He joined the Group Main Board on 9 September 2010 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Greg Fry

Greg Fry ACA
Executive Director

Joined the Group in 1982 and is currently Chairman of St George PLC, having been a Director since its inception in 1986. He was reappointed to the Group Main Board on 5 September 2011 as a Divisional Executive Director, having previously been a member of the Group Main Board from 1 May 1996 to 22 July 2010.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2007 and became Deputy Chairman on 5 September 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, Chairman of National Express Group PLC, Chairman of City and Guilds and is a member of the Transport for London Board.  He was Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council until 31 March 2012. From 2001 to 2007 he was Chief Executive of Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack. Sir John is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Group's Sustainability and Health & Safety Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, David Howell

David Howell
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on 25 February 2004. Previously a Main Board Director of lastminute.com plc, Group Finance Director of First Choice Holidays plc, Executive Chairman of Western and Oriental plc, Chairman of EBTM plc (Everything but the Music) and a Non-executive Director of Nestor Healthcare Group plc, David is currently a Non-executive Director of four private companies. David is also a member of the Nomination Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Alison Nimmo

Alison Nimmo, CBE
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 5 September 2011. Alison was appointed Chief Executive of The Crown Estate on 1 January 2012.  Prior to that she led the design and delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues as Director of Regeneration and Design at the Olympic Delivery Authority. She is a member of the Audit, Sustainability and Health & Safety Committees.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Veronica Wadley

Veronica Wadley
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 3 January 2012. She is currently Chair of the Arts Council London, a Senior Adviser to the Mayor of London and a National Council member of Arts Council England. Previously Editor of The Evening Standard, she is also an Independent Director of Times Newspapers Holdings. She is a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Glyn Barker

Glyn Barker BSc (Hons) FCA
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 3 January 2012 following a 35 year career with PwC, most recently as its UK Vice Chairman. He previously held a number of senior posts within PwC including Managing Partner and Head of Assurance and also established and ran their Transactions Services business. Glyn is a Non-executive Director of Aviva plc and Transocean Limited, Chairman of the Law Firm Irwin Mitchell and a Director of the English National Opera Company. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Adrian Li

Adrian Li
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 2 September 2013. He is currently Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd., with responsibility for the bank's Hong Kong business. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of Sino Land Company Ltd., Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Ltd., Sino Hotels (Holdings) Ltd., China State Construction International Holdings Ltd., COSCO Pacific Ltd. and Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd., and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Andy Myers

Andy Myers ACA
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 6 December 2013, he is currently Chief Financial Officer at McLaren Group Limited, having previously held senior finance roles in Rolls Royce plc and Rover Group.

Berkeley, Board of Directors
Berkeley, Board of Directors
Berkeley, Board of Directors