Richard Stearn is currently Finance Director of Quintain Estates and Development plc. Prior to joining Quintain, Richard was Financial Controller at Berkeley from 2002 to 2011. He trained and practised as a chartered accountant at PwC.
Rob Perrins, Managing Director of Berkeley Group, said:
"We are delighted that Richard has agreed to return to Berkeley as Finance Director and very much look forward to working with him in this role."
The appointment will become effective on or before the 30 April 2015.
For further information, please contact:
Tim Robertson at Novella on 020 3151 7008.
Notes to editors:
1. The Berkeley Group builds homes and neighbourhoods. It is publicly-owned and listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company.
2. In 2014, the Berkeley Group supported 21,000 jobs in the UK. Each new home built by the business sustained 5.6 jobs across the UK. Berkeley also contributed £1.4 billion to Britain's GDP.
3. Berkeley recently won the Queens Award for Enterprise (2014). It was voted Britain's second Most Admired Company across all industries in 2013 and has been ranked Britain's most sustainable major housebuilder for the last eight years in a row by the Next Generation benchmark.
4. The Berkeley Foundation supports young people and their communities across London and the South of England. It is a registered charity and has invested £5m in over 60 charities since it was launched in 2011. Staff from the Berkeley Group have raised over £1m.