Crest Nicholson operates through its Board of Directors with day-to-day management and operation delegated to the Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team.

The Board is responsible for business strategy, risk and oversight of the Executive Leadership Team. The Executive Leadership Team has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the business, and for developing strategy for the Board's input and approval.

The Board comprises a Non-Executive Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.

Iain Ferguson CBE

ChairmanAppointed to the Board: September 2019

Experience: Iain was Chief Executive Officer of Tate & Lyle plc, later chairing Berendsen plc and Stobart Group Ltd. He was also Senior Independent Director of Balfour Beatty plc and Non-Executive Director at Greggs plc.

Iain is currently Chairman of Genus plc and externally managed investment trust, Personal Assets Trust plc. In addition, Iain was Lead Independent Director at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Chair of Wilton Park (Agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and a Member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK Advisory Board. In 2003 Iain became a Commander of the British Empire for his services to the food industry.

What Iain brings to the Board: Iain is a highly experienced public company Chairman, Non- Executive Director and former FTSE 100 CEO. He has extensive and diverse leadership experience and a sound and practical understanding of corporate governance. Iain has a deep appreciation of capital markets and investor sentiment which he brings to Board deliberations, in addition to financial expertise and construction experience.

External appointments: Chairman of Genus plc and Chairman at externally managed investment trust Personal Assets Trust plc and Pro Chancellor, Cranfield University

Peter Truscott

Chief Executive Appointed to the Board: September 2019

Experience: Peter was formerly Chief Executive of Galliford Try plc. Peter also worked at Taylor Wimpey plc for 30 years where he held various positions including divisional Chairman. He was also a member of its Group Management Team. Previously, he worked for CALA Homes.

What Peter brings to the Board: Peter has extensive experience in the housebuilding industry across a range of models and tenures. He brings valuable operational and public company experience to lead the Group and is highly experienced at delivering a broad range of housing needs to stakeholders.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Anchor Housing Group

Bill Floydd

Group Finance Director Appointed to the Board: November 2023

Experience: Bill joined the Group from a consumer-focused listed background having been Chief Financial Officer at Watches of Switzerland Group plc and Rank Group plc. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the UK & Ireland business of Experian plc and held a number of senior finance roles at Logica plc. Bill is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Price Waterhouse.

What Bill brings to the Board: Bill brings a wealth of senior financial and commercial expertise having previously served as Chief Financial Officer across a range of sectors. He has extensive experience within the public listed environment and strong leadership qualities essential to delivering growth.

External appointments: None.

Octavia Morley

Senior Independent Director: Appointed to the Board: May 2017

Experience: After working in management roles at companies including Asda Stores Ltd Laura Ashley plc and Woolworths plc, Octavia was Chief Executive then Chair at LighterLife UK Ltd, Managing Director at Crew Clothing Co. and Chief Executive at OKA Direct Ltd. Octavia also served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at John Menzies plc.

What Octavia brings to the Board: Octavia has a variety of experience in senior operational and non-executive roles in retail and multi-site companies, both privately owned and publicly listed. She brings customer experience insight to the Board, gleaned through her previous retail and consumer roles.

External appointments: Chair of Banner Ltd, Senior Independent Director of Marston’s plc and Non-Executive Director of Ascensos Ltd

David Arnold

Non-Executive Director: Appointed to the Board: September 2021

Experience: David is Chief Financial Officer of Grafton Group plc, having joined Grafton in September 2013. He was previously Group Finance Director of Enterprise plc, the UK maintenance and support services business, from 2010 to 2013 and Group Finance Director of Redrow plc, from 2003 to 2010. David has previously held senior finance positions with Six Continents plc and Tarmac plc.

What David brings to the Board: David is an established plc Board director, who brings extensive finance, property and commercial experience to the Group.

External appointments: Chief Financial Officer of Grafton Group plc

Louise Hardy

Non-Executive Director: Appointed to the Board: January 2018

Experience: Louise was European Project Excellence Director at Aecom and Infrastructure Director for CLM, which was the consortium partner for the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. Louise has been a Non-Executive Director at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation for the Ministry of Defence. Louise is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Chartered Management Institute.

What Louise brings to the Board: Louise has a wealth of relevant experience in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects and experience as a non-executive director of other publicly listed companies. Louise is the Non-Executive Director responsible for employee engagement.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Severfield plc, Balfour Beatty plc and Travis Perkins plc

Dr Maggie Semple OBE

Non-Executive Director: Appointed to the Board: January 2024

Experience: Formerly an academic, Maggie began advising governments on education in 1990s. She went on to hold several Non- Executive Director positions in different organisations such as Her Majesty’s Court Service, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Ministry of Justice (Chair of Audit, Risk & Compliance) and McDonald’s Restaurants. Currently, Maggie is a Non- Executive Director at Phoenix Holdings plc and Jamaica National Bank UK Ltd. She is also the owner of three business – The Experience Corps Limited, a global niche consultancy firm, Maggie Semple Limited, a luxury bespoke womens-wear brand and is the co-founder of I-Cubed Group Limited. Maggie is an author and she writes on inclusion matters.

What Maggie brings to the Board: Maggie has a wealth of experience in executive and nonexecutive roles across a number of different sectors and offers great insight to the Board.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Group Holdings plc and Jamaica National Bank UK Limited, Chief Executive of The Experience Corps Limited, Owner of Maggie Semple Limited, Co-Founder of I-Cubed Group Limited and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.

Peter Truscott

Chief Executive Joined ELT: September 2019

Experience: Peter was formerly Chief Executive of Galliford Try plc. Peter also worked at Taylor Wimpey plc for 30 years where he held various positions including divisional Chairman. He was also a member of its Group Management Team. Previously, he worked for CALA Homes.

What Peter brings to the Executive Leadership Team: Peter has extensive experience in the housebuilding industry across a range of models and tenures. He brings valuable operational and public company experience to lead the Group and is highly experienced at delivering a broad range of housing needs to stakeholders.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Anchor Housing Group

Bill Floydd

Group Finance Director Joined ELT: November 2023

Experience: Bill joined the Group from a consumer-focused listed background having been Chief Financial Officer at Watches of Switzerland Group plc and Rank Group plc. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the UK & Ireland business of Experian plc and held a number of senior finance roles at Logica plc. Bill is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Price Waterhouse.

What Bill brings to the Executive Leadership Team: Bill brings a wealth of senior financial and commercial expertise having previously served as Chief Financial Officer across a range of sectors. He has extensive experience within the public listed environment and strong leadership qualities essential to delivering growth.

External appointments: None.

Jane Cookson

Group HR Director Joined ELT: January 2021

Experience: Jane joined Crest Nicholson in June 2002 as an HR Manager and became HR Director in January 2013. Jane has a deep understanding of the industry, the Group and its people. Jane has responsibility for all areas of HR including diversity and inclusion, talent and performance management.

Jane is MCIPD qualified and has been in the housebuilding industry for over 20 years.

Kieran Daya

Chief Operating Officer Joined ELT: January 2021

Experience: Kieran joined Crest Nicholson in January 2020 as Managing Director of the Partnerships and Strategic Land Division and joined the ELT shortly thereafter.

In January 2024 Kieran was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He is a qualified solicitor who has worked with some of the country’s largest developers. Kieran has experience in significant land acquisitions, working on joint ventures and partnership deals having taken a lead on some of the larger transactions in the housebuilding industry within recent years.

David Marchant

Group Operations Director Joined ELT: March 2019

Experience: David has over 36 years’ construction and housebuilding industry experience in design and leadership roles. He was previously a Group Director of Bellway plc where he was responsible for group design, technical, R&D, procurement, commercial and quality strategies. Prior to that David spent 25 years in engineering design practice as a structural engineer and at the National House Building Council (NHBC). At the NHBC he was a Director of their Approved Inspector business.

David is a structural engineer and chartered builder.

Heather O'Sullivan

Group General Counsel Joined ELT: September 2023

Experience: Heather joined Crest Nicholson in November 2019 as Company Solicitor leading to her appointment as Group General Counsel in September 2023. Heather has significant experience in the housebuilding sector having specialised in the field since qualification in 1998. She previously worked both inhouse for Linden Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships and, prior to that, for leading UK housebuilder clients in private practice.

Penny Thomas

Group Company Secretary Joined ELT: January 2024

Experience: Penny joined Crest Nicholson in September 2023 and is a chartered company secretary and governance professional. She has significant experience as a company secretary in FTSE250 companies, including the real estate sector. Penny spent 14 years at Shaftesbury plc, and more recently at SEGRO plc, Moonpig Group plc and Close Brothers Group plc.