Rob is Chief Executive of the Berkeley Group plc
He joined the Berkeley Group in 1994, having qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991 and was appointed to the Group Main Board in May 2001. He became Group Finance Director shortly after and in September 2009 rose to the top of the company, becoming Managing Director.
In 2010, Rob devised and launched the Berkeley Group's 10 year plan. This aims to make Berkeley one of the most successful and sustainable businesses in Britain. Through this strategy, Rob has recently committed Berkeley to become carbon positive, to have 1,500 people in apprenticeships and training, and to develop Community Plans for all our sites.
In 2014, Rob delivered a new joint venture between Berkeley and National Grid, called St William. This was named property deal of the year at the RESI Awards. St William has the potential to build over 17,500 homes on former gasworks sites across London and the South East of England.
In 2015, under Rob's management, the Berkeley Group, supported 26,000 jobs across Britain and contributed £2.1 billion to the UK's Gross Domestic Product, up 40% from 2014 and the 7th consecutive year of growth
Rob was educated at Marlborough College, Wiltshire and has an honours degree from Aston University Geological sciences. He contributes regularly to public debates about the direction of housing policy and the property market and is a member of the Bank of England's Residential Property Forum, as well as a council member of Aston University and a Governor of Wellington College.
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