Tony Pidgley, CBE
Co-founder of the Company in 1976. 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 was elected President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in September 2013, and is a Trustee of both Open City London and the Sir Simon Milton Foundation. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Rob Perrins BSc (Hons) FCA
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.
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.
Joined Berkeley in 1996 as a Construction Director and currently leads the Berkeley Homes East Thames division. He joined the Board on 10 September 2009 as a Divisional Executive Director.
Joined Berkeley in 2004 with an expertise in land and is currently Chairman of St James Group and the Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties Division. He joined the Group Main Board on 9 September 2010 as a Divisional Executive Director.
Sir John Armitt
Appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2007 and became Deputy Chairman on 5 September 2012. He is currently Chairman of National Express Group PLC and the City and Guilds Group, a member of the Transport for London Board and the National Infrastructure Commission and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Sir John was Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (2007 - 2014), Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (2007 - 2012). From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Executive of Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack. Sir John is the Senior Independent Director and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Alison Nimmo, CBE
Appointed a Non-executive Director on 5 September 2011, Alison is Chief Executive of The Crown Estate. 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. Alison is a member of the Audit Committee.
Appointed a Non-executive Director on 3 January 2012. She is currently Chair of the Arts Council London and a National Council member of Arts Council England. Until 1 May 2016, she was a Senior Adviser to the Mayor of London. Previously Editor of The Evening Standard, she is also an Independent Director of Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd. Veronica is a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.
Glyn Barker BSc (Hons) FCA
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 Interserve plc and a Director of the English National Opera Company. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Appointed a Non-executive Director on 2 September 2013. He is currently Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of three listed companies under the Sino Group (Sino Land Company Ltd., Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Ltd. and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Ltd.), of China State Construction International Holdings Ltd. and of COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Abertis Infraestructuras, SA.
Andy Myers ACA
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 BMW/ Rover Group. Andy is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Diana Brightmore-Armour FCCA
Appointed as a Non-executive Director on 1 May 2014, Diana is currently the UK CEO of The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and previously held the position of 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. She is a member of the Nomination Committee.