The following are Directors of Copthorn Holdings Limited, the ultimate holding company of Countryside Properties PLC:
Ian Sutcliffe - Executive Chairman
Appointed Executive Chairman in October 2013. Following a number of senior roles at Shell, Ian was appointed UK Managing Director of George Wimpey and subsequently UK Chief Executive and board member at Taylor Wimpey. He followed this with a similar role at SEGRO, before becoming Chief Executive of Keepmoat Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Ashtead Group plc. Ian is a member of the Corporate Management Committee, the Health & Safety Committee, the Environment & Quality Committee and the Risk Management Committee.
Richard Cherry - Deputy Chairman
Appointed Deputy Chairman in 2005. He is the Group's New Business Director and is Head of Division of our Regeneration Divisions in the South and the North. He joined the Group as a graduate trainee from Reading University in 1982. Appointed to the Board in 1986. Chairman of the Corporate Management Committee and a member of the Health and Safety Committee and the Environment and Quality Committee.
Graham Cherry - Chief Executive
Appointed Chief Executive in 1996. He is Head of Division of the Group's New Homes and Communities Division and is Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee, the Environment and Quality Committee and the Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of the Corporate Management Committee. He joined the Group as a graduate trainee from Reading University in 1980 and was appointed to the Board in 1984.
Wendy Colgrave - Group Finance Director
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in 2002. She joined the Company in 1991 as a qualified accountant from Pannell Kerr Forster Chartered Accountants and has held a number of positions within finance before taking her current role. Member of the Corporate Management and Risk Management Committees.
David Simpson - Director
Appointed a Director in February 2014 following the merger of Millgate Developments Ltd with Countryside Properties. David has been on the board of Millgate since 2000 and was appointed Managing Director in 2008. He joined Millgate in 2000 and prior to that was Finance Director at Darwin Medical Communications Ltd. David also has sector experience in civil engineering, manufacturing and retail. He is a member of the Corporate Management, Health & Safety and Risk Management Committees.
Federico Canciani - Director
Appointed a Director in April 2013. A Vice President of Oaktree, whom he joined in 2006 from Matlin Patterson Advisers. Prior experience includes three years at TerraFirma Partners as an Associate and two years in M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory at Goldman Sachs. He received a Laurea Degree in Business Administration from the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy.
Jim Van Steenkiste - Director
Appointed a Director in April 2013. A Managing Director of Oaktree, which he joined in 2002. Before Oaktree, Mr. Van Steenkiste worked for UBS Warburg LLC as an Investment Banking Analyst, gaining experience in financings, restructurings, LBO's, recapitalisations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior thereto, he worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as an Investment Banking Analyst. Mr. Van Steenkiste received a B.B.A. degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan. He is also currently a non-Executive Director of Bavaria Yachtbau, R&R Ice Cream and Pegasus New Build Ltd.
David Howell - Non-Executive Director
Appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in April 2014. David is a Chartered Accountant who has extensive experience working across a number of different industry sectors as either an executive or non-executive director. His last three executive roles were as Chairman of Western & Oriental plc, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of lastminute.com plc and Group Finance Director of First Choice Holidays plc. For the past ten years David has been a non-Executive Director of The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC where he chaired the Audit Committee. Prior to that he was a Non-Executive Director of Nestor Healthcare plc. He is also Treasurer of The British Red Cross.
Information correct as at 11/04/2014