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, Quilter plc and Transocean Limited, 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.
Michael Dobson
Michael Dobson
Non-Executive Chairman Designate
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate on 8 June 2022. Michael will succeed Glyn Barker as Chairman following conclusion of the Company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting. Michael brings extensive leadership, corporate and financial experience to the Board. He stepped down as Chairman of Schroders plc in April 2022 after six years, following a distinguished and successful executive career in the City spanning over 40 years. Michael was Chief Executive of Schroders plc from 2001 to 2016 and previously held a number of leadership positions at Deutsche Bank AG, including Head of Global Asset Management, Head of Global Investment Banking and a Member of the Board of Managing Directors. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Morgan Grenfell Group and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. Michael is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Diana Brightmore Amour
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 a member of the Nomination Committee.
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.
Richard Stern
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.
Karl Whiteman
Karl Whiteman
Executive Director
Joined Berkeley in 1996 as a Construction Director and currently leads Berkeley Homes East Thames and Berkeley Modular. He joined the Board on 10 September 2009 as a Divisional Executive Director.
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.
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.
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 and the National Infrastructure Commission. Sir John was Chairman of the City and Guilds Group, 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). Until recently, Sir John was a Non-Executive Director of the Advisory Board of Expo 2020. From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Executive of Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack. Sir John is a member of the Nomination Committee.
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.
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 Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
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.
Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle
The Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle
Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 5 January 2021. The Venerable Elizabeth Adekunle was previously Archdeacon of Hackney for the Diocese of London. She became a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in April 2017 and currently sits on various bodies within the Metropolitan Police and regional police forces advising on ethical and diversity matters. 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.
William Jackson
William Jackson
Non-executive Director
Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 5 January 2021. William Jackson is Executive Chairman of Bridgepoint Group plc, 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 and is currently President of the Board, Dorna Sports S.L. and is a Non-executive Director of Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. William was previously Non-Executive Director and 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 a member of the Nomination Committee.
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 Non-Executive Director of Channel 4, a Board Director of Hawthorn  Advisors and is Chair of the political think tank Bright Blue. She is a Board Member of London First, the Walpole Committee Limited and Index on Censorship and is a Patron of the National Citizen Service.
Natasha Adams
Natasha Adams CCIPD
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 1 February 2022, Natasha is Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Ireland and is a member of the Tesco PLC Executive Committee. Natasha was previously Group Chief People Officer of Tesco PLC and a Trustee of the Tesco Pension Scheme. She is a trustee of the Institute of Grocery & Distribution. She previously sat on Tesco’s Cybersecurity Committee and its Privacy & Data Committee. Natasha is a Chartered Companion of CIPD and previously advised both the Tesco Board and the Remuneration and Nominations & Governance Committees on remuneration, succession planning and recruitment. Natasha brings to the Board valuable insight on commercial and social governance matters.