Our Board

Our Board comprises some of the most experienced and innovative senior leaders in UK Single-Family Rental housing. Meet them here.

Richard Berridge

Chairman and Founder

Richard has more than forty years’ experience in the residential agency, development, and investment industries. He has been involved in…

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Katherine Rose

President

Katherine is the Managing Director and co-founder of VervLife, the UK’s fastest growing third party consultant and operator of BTR,…

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David Mawson

Board Member

David joined Placefirst as CEO in February 2020, leading on the next phase of the company’s ambitious growth. In just…

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Paul Stockwell

Board Member

Paul is the Group Managing Director of Gatehouse Build to Rent Group that includes Gatehouse Investment Management and Ascend Properties….

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Rhodri Evans

Board Member

With nearly 20 years of experience in the property industry, Rhodri is the Land and New Homes Director for Andrews…

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Sandra Jones

Board Member

Sandra is Managing Director of Dataloft, a tech-driven provider of data, analytics and insight on UK housing markets. She recently…

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James Pargeter

Board Member

James is a recognised advocate for purpose-built rental homes, BTR and the wider residential sector, with over 25 years’ varied…

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Kathryn Pennington MRICS

Board Member

Kathryn has been a Director of Vistry Group for almost 8 years and is now the Partner Investment Director. She…

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Rob Sumner MRICS

Board Member

Rob is a Chartered Surveyor having worked for two international surveying firms and in private practice in a career spanning…

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Ben Hall

Non-Executive Director

Benjamin Hall is the Founder of LOFT, an interior design business which has furnished tens of thousands of properties across…

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Adam Forster

Non-Executive Director

Adam Forster is Head of Single Family Housing at Chartway Partnerships Group. He has 14 Years Development Management experience working…

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