11 INDUSTRY MOVERS Sean Egan Simon Finlay Galliford Try Macbryde Homes

Galliford Try Partnerships North has named Sean Egan as its new managing director. He joins from Home Group where he led a £1.2bn new homes programme. Commenting on his new role Egan said he wants to “build upon what’s already been achieved and grow the business further – in line with the major national growth plans of Galliford Try.”

St Asaph, north Wales-based housebuilder Macbryde Homes has appointed Simon Finlay to the newly-created role of head of development. Simon brings with him a wealth of experience in development and regeneration, focused predominantly within the housebuilding sector. He has worked for market-leaders including Barratt Partnerships, David Wilson Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships. Speaking on his appointment, Finlay said: “Having worked with a

number of very large housebuilders, I am looking forward to bringing my experience and ideas to Macbryde Homes. This is an exciting time for the business as it seeks to increase its overall output and reach across the north west and Wales, and I am delighted to be a part of that.”

Jason Margrave Quintain

Jason Margrave has been appointed as Quintain’s executive director of development. He joins from Stanhope where he worked as development director. At Quintain, Margrave will run the development team responsible for the continued transformation of the 85 acre Wembley Park site, which has planning permission secured for 7,000 homes.

Newland Homes

Gloucester-based housebuilder Newland Homes has appointed Vanessa Randall-Short as field sales manager and Jessica Nevin as graduate land buyer. Vanessa has 12 years’ experience

in managing the sales of new build developments across the region, joining from competitor strongvox where she was Sales Manager. She has also worked for a number of other top quality regional housebuilders and developers. Jessica has just completed her

BSc Hons degree in Real Estate from the Royal Agricultural University. As part of graduate training at Newland, Jessica will be supported through her APC training to achieve Chartered Surveyor status, as well as developing her skills of identifying and reviewing potential development land across the region.

(L-R) Robert Wilkinson, Mike Woolliscroft and Andy Fancy Amit Patel Countryside Partnerships

Countryside Partnerships has seen another year of significant growth within its Partnerships South team and made organisational changes in preparation for further expansion. Countryside Partnerships South has split into three self-contained

regions, each with their own boards and operating teams. Operations Directors, Andy Fancy, Robert Wilkinson and

Mike Woolliscroft have been promoted to managing directors overseeing north and south London, east London and west London regions respectively. Countryside Partnerships South has also reorganised its new

business teams to provide dedicated capabilities to these regions. New business and development director, Jim Dodd, will continue to oversee the three teams and ensure that they deliver “best-in-class” service. Countryside Partnerships South’s London developments include

Acton Gardens, one of the largest regeneration projects in the capital, Alma Estate in Enfield and Dollis Valley in Barnet.


Stonewater, the social housing provider, has appointed Amit Patel as its new director of IT. Amit will join Stonewater from PA Housing where he was director of corporate services. The appointment coincides

with Stonewater’s recently announced £4.5m investment in developing digital services, which the housebuilder and developer said will “transform the way the organisation does business, through a blend of people, process and technology”.


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