Roger Devlin

Roger Devlin

Chairman (61)

Date of appointment 1 June 2018

Committee membership
Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee.
Trustee of the Persimmon Charitable Foundation.

Experience
Roger Devlin was independent on appointment and has extensive business, leadership and governance experience, having held executive and non-executive roles in sectors such as corporate finance, gaming, leisure, pubs & brewing, sport and transport. 

Roger is an experienced Chairman and is currently the Chairman of William Hill PLC. Roger’s previous appointments include Chairman of Marston’s PLC and Senior Independent Director at the Football Association.

Skills and contribution
Roger’s wealth of experience gives him a strong understanding of corporate governance, banking and finance, customer propositions and leadership.

Roger’s expertise and personal qualities enable him to effectively lead the Board and contribute towards the development and execution of the Group’s strategy by building strong relationships, facilitating open and productive debate and providing constructive challenge where necessary.

Dave Jenkinson

Dave Jenkinson

Group Chief Executive (51)

Date of appointment 13 December 2013

Committee membership
Chairman of the Risk Committee.
Trustee of the Persimmon Charitable Foundation.

Experience
Dave Jenkinson joined the Group in 1997 and became the Managing Director of the North East operating business in 2005. He was promoted to Regional Managing Director in 2007, North Division Chief Executive in 2013 and Group Managing Director on 7 January 2017. He was appointed Group Chief Executive from 26 February 2019.

Skills and contribution
Dave has extensive housebuilding experience and, as a qualified town planner, has particular strengths in land buying and development. Having spent over 20 years at Persimmon Dave is an expert in the operations of the Group and has an excellent understanding of the Group’s customers and our wider stakeholders. Dave’s leadership and personal qualities, combined with his industry expertise, enable him to drive the development and execution of the Group’s strategy.

Mike Killoran ACA

Mike Killoran ACA

Group Finance Director (57)

Date of appointment 4 January 1999

Committee membership
Member of the Risk Committee.
Trustee of the Persimmon Charitable Foundation.

Experience
Mike Killoran joined the Company in 1996. A chartered accountant by profession, Mike worked in manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors before joining the Group. He took over his present role in April 1999.

Skills and contribution
Mike has extensive financial and operational skills and over 20 years’ experience and knowledge of both the housebuilding industry and the Group. Mike makes a valuable contribution towards the long term success of the Group; his expert knowledge of our cyclical industry is important to the Group’s risk management and key to the development and execution of our strategy.

Nigel Mills

Nigel Mills

Senior Independent Director (63)

Date of appointment 4 April 2016

Committee membership
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Experience
Nigel Mills is a Senior Advisor at Citigroup Global Markets and was previously Chairman of Corporate Broking at Citi between 2005-2015 and Chief Executive at Hoare Govett between 1995-2005. He has extensive experience in advising some of the UK’s largest companies.

Skills and contribution
Nigel has sound commercial judgement drawing on a 30-year career advising quoted companies. He has broad experience of financial markets, strategy, risk, shareholder attitudes and corporate governance which enable him to provide sound advice to the Board.

Marion Sears

Marion Sears

Independent Non-Executive Director (56)

Date of appointment 8 January 2013

Committee membership
Chairman of the Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Trustee of the Persimmon Charitable Foundation.

Experience
Marion Sears is a Non-Executive Director of Dunelm Group Plc and of investment company WA Capital Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director of investment trusts Fidelity European Values Plc and Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC. Marion previously held executive positions at Glaxo, UBS, Baring Brothers and JP Morgan.

Skills and contribution
Marion has extensive retail industry knowledge and customer understanding together with an all-round view of the consumer markets. She has a strong understanding of shareholder views, corporate governance and corporate responsibility. Her financial background and current involvement in both the consumer and investment industries enable her to provide sound advice and judgement on the development and implementation of the Group’s strategy.

Rachel Kentleton

Rachel Kentleton

Independent Non-Executive Director (50)

Date of appointment 24 June 2015

Committee membership
Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Experience
Rachel Kentleton, a qualified accountant, is the Finance Director at PayPoint plc. Rachel has a breadth of business experience, having previously been Group Director, Strategy & Implementation at easyJet and having held finance roles at Unilever, NatWest, Diageo and SABMiller.

Skills and contribution
Having worked in various customer facing businesses Rachel has significant knowledge of strategy, organisational change, operations and technology. This, together with her extensive investor relations and financial experience, adds to the balance of skills and experience of the Board and greatly benefits the implementation of the Group’s strategy and the development of our business.

Simon Litherland

Simon Litherland

Independent Non-Executive Director (54)

Date of appointment 3 April 2017

Committee membership
Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Experience
Simon Litherland is the Chief Executive of Britvic plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and has over 25 years’ experience in finance and leadership roles within the drinks manufacturing and distribution sector. Prior to joining Britvic in 2011 Simon worked for global drinks manufacturer Diageo plc, spending 20 years managing several of the company’s international business units, ultimately becoming Managing Director of Diageo Great Britain.

Skills and contribution
Simon is an accomplished Executive with proven finance, leadership and business skills in a consumer facing industry. His strong understanding of branding and customer propositions adds to the skillset of the Board and enables him to make a valuable contribution to the development and implementation of the Group’s strategy.