We are led by an experienced and diverse board. Learn more about the individual members.

Directors

  • Peter Ventress

    Peter Ventress

    Non-executive Chairman

    Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees

    Peter Ventress joined the Board on 30 April 2015. He is a Non-executive Director of Softcat Plc, BBA Aviation Plc and Staples Solutions B.V. He was Chief Executive Officer of European textile service business, Berendsen plc, from 2010 to 2016.  Prior to joining Berendsen, Peter spent 10 years in senior management positions in Europe and Canada in the office products distribution industry with Corporate Express N.V., becoming Chief Executive in 2007.  In 2008 he was appointed head of all Staples’ activities outside the United States and Canada.  Aged 56.

  • Peter Truscott

    Peter Truscott

    Chief Executive Officer

    Executive director and member of the Executive Board

    Peter Truscott was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive effective on 1 October 2015. He was formerly Divisional Chairman, South at Taylor Wimpey plc and a member of the Group Management team. Peter joined George Wimpey in 1984 and worked at CALA Homes from 1993 to 1996, before re-joining George Wimpey where he held a succession of senior management positions. Aged 54.

  • Graham Prothero

    Graham Prothero

    Finance director

    Executive director and member of the Executive Board

    Graham Prothero joined Galliford Try as Finance Director on 1 February 2013. He was previously with Development Securities plc, a listed property developer and investor in the UK, where he was Finance Director from November 2008. From 2001 until 2008, Graham was a partner with Ernst & Young. Graham is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and previously held the position of Finance Director with Blue Circle Properties and Taywood Homes. Aged 55.

  • Andrew Jenner

    Andrew Jenner

    Non-executive director

    Chairman of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees

    Andrew Jenner was appointed to the Board in January 2009. Andrew was Group Chief Financial Officer of Serco Group plc from 2002 to 2014. Prior to joining Serco in 1996 he worked for Unilever and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Aged 48.

  • Ishbel Macpherson

    Ishbel Macpherson

    Non-executive director

    Chair of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Nomination and Audit Committees

    Ishbel Macpherson was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2014. She is a Non-executive Director of Dignity plc and Senior Independent Director of both Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc and Bonmarché Holdings plc. She has previously served as Non-executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Senior Independent Director and Chair of Speedy Hire plc, as well as non-executive directorships of GAME Group plc, MITIE Group plc, Synthomer plc, May Gurney Integrated Services plc and Hydrogen Group plc. Ishbel has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Hoare Govett and Barclays. Aged 56.

  • Terry Miller

    Terry Miller

    Non-executive director and Senior Independent Director

    Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees

    Terry Miller was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2014. Terry was previously General Counsel for The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and is currently an independent Non-executive Director of the British Olympic Association, a Director and Trustee of the Invictus Games Foundation, and a Non-executive Director of Goldman Sachs International Bank. Prior to her LOCOG appointment, Terry was International General Counsel for Goldman Sachs, having spent 17 years with Goldman Sachs based in London.  Aged 65.

  • Gavin Slark

    Gavin Slark

    Non-executive Director

    Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees

    Gavin Slark joined the Board on 13 May 2015. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Grafton Group plc, an independent company operating in the merchanting, DIY retailing and mortar manufacturing markets in Britain, Ireland and Belgium. He joined Grafton Group in April 2011 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2011. He was previously Group Chief Executive of BSS Group plc, a leading UK distributor to specialist trades including the plumbing, heating and construction sectors. Aged 52.

Executive Board members

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    Kevin Corbett CEng MICE MIStructE

    General counsel and company secretary

    Member of the Executive Board

    Kevin Corbett joined the Executive Board of Galliford Try plc on 1 February 2012 and was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 March 2012. Kevin was previously Chief Counsel Global for AECOM. Aged 57.

  • Bill Hocking

    Bill Hocking

    Chief Executive of Construction & Investments

    Member of the Executive Board

    Bill Hocking was appointed to Galliford Try’s Executive Board as Managing Director of Construction on 1 September 2015 and assumed the role of Chief Executive of Construction & Investments with effect from 1 August 2016.
    He joined the Group from Skanska UK Plc, where he held the position of Executive Vice President on the Executive Management Team of Skanska UK from 2008, having initially joined the company in 1990. Age 53.

  • Stephen Teagle

    Stephen Teagle

    Chief Executive of Partnerships and Regeneration

    Member of the Executive Board

    Stephen Teagle was appointed as Chief Executive of Partnerships and Regeneration on 1 July 2016, joining Galliford Try’s Executive Board on 6 September 2016.

    Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the regeneration and affordable housing sectors, joining Galliford Try from Registered Provider DCH where he was Group Director of Investment and Managing Director of development subsidiary Westco Properties. Age 57.

  • Tom Nicholson

    Tom Nicholson

    Divisional Chairman of Linden Homes

    Member of the Executive Board

    Tom Nicholson was appointed to Galliford Try’s Executive Board as Chairman for the East Division of Linden Homes on 6 September 2016. Prior to joining the company in 1996, Tom held land and sales positions at Ideal Homes and Berkeley. He has held a succession of senior appointments within the Housing Division, with the last four years as Divisional Managing Director. Age 51.

  • Andrew Hammond

    Andrew Hammond

    Divisional Chairman of Linden Homes

    Member of the Executive Board

    Andrew Hammond was appointed to Galliford Try’s Executive Board as Chairman for the West Division of Linden Homes on 6 September 2016. Andrew joined the company in April 2015 from Persimmon Homes where he held the position of Regional Chairman. Age 46.