Our directors, who are also Meadfleet shareholders, hold a wealth of experience acquired from over 90 years’ service in PLC housebuilders in various disciplines. Supported by a knowledgeable management team, the directors are actively involved in, and responsible for, the delivery of Meadfleet’s services; defining objectives and overseeing the governance of the business to ensure that it serves the needs of both developers and residents.
Having originally trained and qualified as an accountant, Paul joined Bellway Plc initially as Regional Financial Director, before progressing to Regional Director where he was responsible for multi-million-pound construction contracts including significant land assembly / JV schemes delivering up to 5,000 new homes. Joining Meadfleet in 2012 as Managing Director, Paul brings a combination of financial acumen, a breadth of housing development experience and in-depth knowledge of land acquisition and development to the business. Working within the Board of Directors, Paul ensures that Meadfleet continues to develop successfully with sound strategic leadership.
A qualified civil engineer by profession, Steve is one of the longest standing Directors, joining Meadfleet in 2005. Having worked for numerous major housing developers and consultancies, Steve acquired extensive practical and strategic experience in all technical aspects of site development. He delivered numerous residential infrastructure facilities to support new developments and strategic highways infrastructure for towns and cities throughout the South West. With a specialist knowledge of SuDS, Meadfleet benefits from dedicated engineering expertise under his management.
A solicitor, John headed Barratt Developments legal department for a number of years before setting up his own law firm, working exclusively for the volume house builders. During this time, John wrote a number of legal textbooks, one of which, on management, is now in its third edition.
In 2002, John launched Meadfleet as a commercial venture in partnership with one of his previous clients. More recently, John, with the other Directors, took the company into private ownership.
Graham brings financial and executive management experience from a long and successful career in a major US corporation. Now based in the UK again, Graham seeks opportunities to use his expertise in company start-ups, management buy outs and MBIs. Graham joined Meadfleet in 2014 and provides a fresh perspective to the direction of the business gained from his range of business experience around the world.