Stephen, who brings over 40 years of experience in housing, development and regeneration, is a leading figure in UK housing & construction sector, having held senior positions at Lovell, Alfred McAlpine, Wates and Laing O’Rourke, where he was Residential Sector Leader.  He is currently Senior Director at planning and development consultancy Turley.

Stephen has over 12 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director, including roles with Sage Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Cavanna Group, the South West’s largest independent housebuilder. 

 A long-standing ambassador for the housing sector, Stephen has regularly participated in industry think tanks and conferences.  He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. 

Stephen, who took over as Chair from November 2023, previously served on the Group’s Board between 2014 and 2019, during which time he chaired its Remunerations and Nominations Committee.