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The information below shows the composition of our experienced Board of Directors.
Chris joined the Group in 2000 following the acquisition of Birch plc where he was a founder and Group Managing Director. He has held a number of senior positions within the Group and was appointed Chief Executive in 2011. Chris has 34 years industry experience, having initially trained and qualified as a quantity surveyor. He has an in depth knowledge of the industry and in particular has taken a keen interest in land strategy throughout all his senior management positions. Chris adopts an inclusive leadership style designed to deliver excellence through teamwork and constructive challenge.
Ian is a chartered accountant having trained with KPMG where he worked for nine years. He joined Miller Homes in 2005 having previously spent four years at The Miller Group as Group Financial Controller. Ian was appointed as Finance Director in 2011. He has broad experience covering both financial and operational aspects of the Group. In addition to his mainstream finance role, Ian has responsibility for tax, treasury, the Group’s defined benefit pension scheme and IT. He has played a key role in the successful development and implementation of the Group’s strategic plan.
Julie is a lawyer who holds a Scots law degree and is also qualified to practice in England and Wales. Julie joined the Group in 2009 having previously spent six years with Miller Developments and a further 13 years in private practice specialising in property development. Julie is responsible for all Group legal and Company secretarial matters including land due diligence, insurance and governance. Julie is also a non-executive director of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.
Darren joined the Group in 2013. He has 30 years experience in the industry and has held various roles during this time including Area Managing Director and Regional Chairman positions for a large listed housebuilder. Darren has extensive knowledge of the industry with a particular interest in production and cost control. He chairs the Production Directors’ meetings on a national basis.
Steve joined the Group following the acquisition of Fairclough Homes in 2005. With a background in finance, Steve has 31 years sector experience, 16 of which as a Managing Director. Steve has an in depth knowledge of the industry with a particular focus on finance and technical issues. Steve chairs the Technical Directors’ meetings on a national basis.
Stewart joined the Group in 2008. He was promoted to Operations Director in 2011 and to his current role of Managing Director in 2013. Stewart is a qualified quantity surveyor and has previously worked for several large listed housebuilders. He has 15 years of experience in the sector. In addition to his surveying skills, Stewart’s strengths are in land buying and sales. Stewart chairs the Commercial Directors’ meetings on a national basis.