An active, committed board of directors with diverse and complementary skill sets.
Group Company Secretary
Richard Akers joined the Redrow Board as Chair‐Designate and as an independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2021. Richard worked closely with John Tutte during a handover period and Richard assumed the role of Chair following the announcement of the Company's 2021 Full Year Results on 15 September 2021, at which time John stood down from the Board.
Richard has a career background in property and land acquisition, having spent his entire career in the industry, latterly as a Main Board Director of Land Securities plc. Since retiring in 2014 from Land Securities plc he has held a number of Non-executive roles.
Richard currently holds the position of Senior Independent Director of Shaftesbury Capital PLC, and until recently having completed nine years, held a non-executive role at Barratt Developments plc, as a non-executive director, the Senior Independent Director, Chair, Remuneration & Safety, Health & Environment Committees & Workforce Engagement Director.
Matthew Pratt joined the Board of Redrow in April 2019. Matthew Pratt joined the Board as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 July 2020. He joined Redrow in 2003 as a Chief Quantity Surveyor and later became Managing Director of the Midlands Division. In 2013, Matthew was appointed as a Regional Chief Executive and became a member of the Executive Management Team.
Matthew trained as a quantity surveyor and graduated with a degree in Construction from Nottingham Trent University. He has 23 years’ experience within the industry.
Barbara Richmond joined the Board of Redrow in January 2010, bringing with her a proven track record, with over 25 years’ experience as Group Finance Director at a number of UK listed companies including Inchcape plc, Croda International PLC and Whessoe plc.
She has a strong background in both manufacturing and retail as well as having completed a number of major acquisitions and disposals throughout her career.
Barbara was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Lonza Group Ltd with effect from 16 April 2014 and as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee with effect from 5 May 2022.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a graduate of the University of Manchester.
Nicky Dulieu joined the Redrow Board in November 2019. She has strong Non-Executive Director experience and has extensive knowledge of retailing and customer service.
Nicky is currently a Non-Executive Director of The Unite Group plc, WH Smith plc (where she is also Chair of the Audit Committee) and John Lewis Partnership plc. She is also a Commercial Board member of the Royal Horticultural Society.
She is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having trained as an accountant with Marks & Spencer Group plc and held various strategic and financial roles within the company over a 23 year period. Following this, she was appointed to the Board of Hobbs Limited and became Chief Executive from 2008 until 2014.
Oliver Tant joined the Redrow Board as an independent Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2022 and became the Chair of the Audit Committee on 11 November 2022.
Oliver served as Chief Financial Officer of Imperial Brands PLC until 2021 where he was responsible for finance, treasury, investor relations, procurement and information technology. Prior to this role, Oliver held a number of senior positions in a 32-year career at KPMG, including Vice Chairman, Global Managing Director (Financial Advisory and Private Equity Divisions) and Head of UK Audit. Oliver was also a Non-Executive Director of both the UK and German Boards of KPMG.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of B&M European Value Retail S.A. and he previously served as Audit Chair of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability.
He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a Joint 1st Class Honours degree in Economics and Business Economics.
Geeta Nanda joined the Redrow Board as an independent Non-Executive Director on 1 May 2023.
Geeta is a long-serving chief executive who has spent almost the entirety of her career in housing associations and the associated policy development arena and is currently the Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association, which is one of the largest housing associations in the country with around 60,000 homes. She is also the former Chair of the G15, the group representing London's largest housing associations.
In addition, Geeta is currently a Non-Executive Director of The PRS Reit plc and a member of the DLUC older person taskforce.
Beth Ford was appointed as Group Company Secretary on 31 December 2023, having joined Redrow in 2017. She is the Company Secretary to the Main Board and each of its Committees and is also a member of the Executive Management Team.
Beth has over 10 years corporate governance and listed company experience. She has been involved in significant corporate transactions during her career and has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within the company secretarial and governance field.
Beth is a law graduate from the University of Liverpool. She is also a Chartered Company Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional and a Fellow of the ICSA: Chartered Governance Institute.