Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chief Executive in July 2007. Pete was previously Group Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc and, before that, successively held the posts of Finance Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey’s UK Housing business. He has full day-to-day operational responsibility for delivering the Company’s strategy in a profitable, safe and environmentally responsible manner. He has significant financial, operational and management experience, gained from his various roles in industry and from his time at KPMG. Pete is a non executive director of Travis Perkins where he is also the Senior Independent Director and a member of the audit, remuneration and stay safe committees. He is also Chair of the Youth Adventure Trust charity.