Greg Fitzgerald biography
Born: 21 June, 1964 in Barry, Wales. Father, Paul, from Cardiff, mother, Rosemary, from Penarth.
Early life: Lived in Barry, Portsmouth and Singapore, with father working in the Royal Navy (where he climbed the ranks to become a Warrant Officer). Settled in Devon at the age of four. Eldest of three with one brother and one sister.
Family: Married to Judith, they live just outside of Exeter. Two step-daughters, Nadine, 42, a firefighter who also assists Linden Homes with their Help to Buy scheme, and Michelle, 44, Affordable Housing manager for Baker Estates, who has two sons (James, 24, and Noah, 2).
Interests: All sport (especially Manchester United and Welsh rugby), walking - and work.
A career in housebuilding:
1980: Leaves Cuthbert Mayne School, Torquay with 3 ‘O’ levels. First job is washing dishes at Dart Marina Hotel, Dartmouth
1982: Joins Midas Construction on YTS scheme as a trainee estimator
1992: Forms Midas Homes along with other directors
1997: Sells Midas Homes to Galliford Try
1999: Sets up Gerald Wood Homes with partner Dave Wood
2000: Sells Gerald Wood Homes to Galliford Try
2003: Appointed Managing Director of Galliford Try homes division
2005: Appointed Chief Executive of Galliford Try
2014: Appointed Executive Chairman of Galliford Try
2016: Appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Galliford Try prior to retiring after 35 years at the company
Appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Ardent Hire Solutions
Appointed Chairman of Devon and Cornwall house builder, Baker Estates
April 2017: Joins Bovis Homes as Chief Executive
September 2017: Unveils his new strategy for Bovis Homes at half-year results announcement.
June 2018: Six Bovis Homes site managers win prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job quality awards – the highest number for the business since 2004
March 2019: Bovis Homes records the highest year-on-year percentage score increase in the history of the annual HBF (Home Builders Federation) Customer Satisfaction Survey results.