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Board of Directors

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Glyn Barker

Glyn Barker BSc (Hons)
Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 23 July 2020 and previously Interim Chairman on 26 June 2020. He was appointed a Non-executive Director on 3 January 2012 following a 35 year career with PwC, most recently as its UK Vice Chairman, and Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman on 18 April 2018. 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 Various Eateries plc, Cornerstone FS PLC and Transocean. Chairman of the law firm Irwin Mitchell and Senior Advisor to Novalpina Capital LLP and was previously Chairman of Aviva plc and Interserve plc and a Director of English National Opera. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Diana Brightmore-Armour

Diana Brightmore-Armour FCCA
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 1 May 2014 and Senior Independent Director on 23 July 2020. Diana is CEO of C. Hoare & Co. and was previously the UK CEO of The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd until 31 December 2019 and before that CEO, Corporate Banking at Lloyds Banking Group (2004-2012). Diana has 30 years of international experience in banking, corporate finance, financial management, treasury and audit. Diana is independent Non-executive Director and Audit Chair of Vocalink, a Mastercard Company and independent Non-executive Director and Audit Chair of Mercer, UK, a Marsh & McLennan Company. She is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Rob Perrins

Rob Perrins BSc (Hons) FCA
Chief Executive

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 Chief Executive on 9 September 2009.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Richard Stearn

Richard Stearn BSc (Hons) FCA
Group Finance Director

Richard re-joined Berkeley on 13 April 2015 as Finance Director, having previously worked for the company from 2002 to 2011 as Group Financial Controller. Prior to re-joining Berkeley, Richard spent three years at Quintain Estates and Development plc, becoming its Finance Director in July 2012. He originally trained and practised for 12 years as a chartered accountant with PwC.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis BSc (Hons)
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in 2004 with an expertise in land and is currently Chairman of St James Group, Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties and the St William Joint Venture with National Grid. He joined the Group Main Board on 9 September 2010 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Karl Whiteman

Karl Whiteman
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in 1996 as a Construction Director and currently leads the Berkeley Homes East Thames and Berkeley Modular. He joined the Board on 10 September 2009 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Justin Tibaldi

Justin Tibaldi
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in August 1999 as a senior surveyor. Justin has held board positions as commercial and production director in the Group's London divisions for a number of years and since 2011 has been Managing Director of Berkeley Homes (Capital). He joined the Board on 8 December 2017 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Paul Vallone

Paul Vallone
Executive Director

Joined Berkeley in October 1990. Paul is responsible for the Group's Sales and Marketing Committee and is Chairman of Berkeley's international office network. He is also Managing Director of Berkeley Homes (Central and West London), which has operational responsibility for the St Edward joint venture. Paul joined the Board on 8 December 2017 as a Divisional Executive Director.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2007. Sir John served as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director from 5 September 2012 to 18 April 2018. He is currently Chairman of National Express Group PLC, the City and Guilds Group and the National Infrastructure Commission. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Expo 2020. Sir John was Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (2007 - 2014), Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (2007 - 2012), a member of the Transport for London Board (2012-2016) and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2015-2016). From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Executive of Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack. Sir John is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Andy Myers

Andy Myers ACA 
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 6 December 2013. Andy is Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Management Board at SUSE S.A., the world's largest independent open source software business, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer at SHL Group and prior to that Chief Financial Officer at McLaren Technology Group Limited, having previously held senior finance roles in Rolls Royce plc and BMW/Rover Group. Andy is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Rachel Downey

Rachel Downey ACA
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 8 December 2017, Rachel is Project Director of Manchester Life, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi United Group and Manchester City Council established in 2014 to make a significant contribution towards achieving Manchester's regeneration and residential growth ambitions. Prior to that Rachel has managed various projects including the submission to Government for £113m to transform the public-housing stock in several neighbourhoods across Manchester and Salford as part of the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder. Rachel, a Chartered Accountant, is also currently Non-Executive Director of Lancashire Country Cricket Club and a Trustee of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and was previously a Trustee of the Lord Mayor of Manchester's Charity Appeal Trust (2015 to 2019). She is a member of the Audit Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Elizabeth Adekunle

The Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle 
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 5 January 2021. The Venerable Elizabeth Adekunle is Archdeacon of Hackney for the Diocese of London. She currently sits on various bodies within the Metropolitan Police and regional police forces advising on ethical and diversity matters and advises on contentious Monuments and Plaques in sacred spaces. Elizabeth has considerable experience of social and ethical matters and brings a valuable perspective on the potential of urban regeneration and good place-making to improve the lives of those living in the communities within which Berkeley operates.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, William Jackson

William Jackson
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 5 January 2021. William Jackson is Managing Partner of Bridgepoint, one of Europe's leading private equity firms. He has led the firm since 2001. William has served on a wide range of UK and international boards. William recently stood down as Senior Independent Director of British Land plc. William, who has extensive property knowledge, also brings broad commercial, financial and public company experience to the Board. William is President of the Board, Dorna Sports S.L., Non-executive Director of Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Chairman of Governors, Wellington College. William is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Sarah Sands

Sarah Sands
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 30 April 2021. Sarah is a journalist by profession and was Editor of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme from 2017 to 2020. Prior to this, Sarah was Editor of The London Evening Standard and The Sunday Telegraph and has held Editor in Chief and Consultant Editor roles at Reader's Digest and the Daily Mail. Sarah is a Board Director of Hawthorn Advisors and is Chair of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for G7 for 2021 and of the political think tank Bright Blue. She is a Board Member of London First and Index on Censorship and is a Patron of the National Citizen Service. Sarah also sits on the Advisory Board for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Berkeley, Board of Directors, Andy Kemp

Andy Kemp BA (Econ) FCA
Non-executive Director

Appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 July 2021, following his retirement from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") after a 39 year career with the firm. Andy is a Chartered Accountant and was a senior partner at PwC in London, advising the boards of some of the UK's largest multinational companies. Andy brings extensive knowledge of accounting, risk and governance matters having been an audit partner for 27 years and through his chairmanship of the PwC Non-Executive Director Programme. Andy was previously a member of PwC's Audit and Risk Assurance executive board. Andy is Governor and member of the Audit Committee, Birkbeck University of London. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.