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We have welcomed 44 new team members so far this year across all regions, taking our total number of employees to 108.

Meet the Board

Graham Cherry
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Graham started his career over 40 years ago at Countyside, where he was later joined by his brother, Richard. He held the position of Group Chief Executive from 1996 to 2013 before taking on the roles of Chief Executive of Housebuilding and then Partnerships. Throughout his career his focus was to build a company who set the standards for the industry and community building and this is evident in the culture at Stonebond today.

Grahams' aim for the future is to expand the business to create more sustainable homes people are proud to call home.
Richard Cherry
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Richard has extensive experience within the new homes market after a 35 year long career within the industry. Like Graham, Richard became passionate about building new homes when he started his career 35 years ago with Countryside, a company founded by their father. He sat on the board in 1986 and progressed to Chief Executive of the Partnerships Division, before leaving Countryside to focus on the growth of Stonebond
Andrew Cornelius
Group Chief Executive Officer
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Andrew was appointed as Group CEO in May 2021 to lead the strategic direction and regional growth of the business. He previously held the roles of COO and CFO at Stonebond and has over 15 years’ of industry experience having previously worked in senior positions at listed housebuilders - Berkeley Group plc and Countryside Properties plc. He is a chartered accountant by background and has significant experience in leading operations, implementing business strategy and managing financial performance including delivering schemes in partnership with HA / PRS providers having been a JV Board Member on 5 separate developments jointly delivered with L&Q, Notting Hill & Home Group whilst at Countryside.
Cara Ryan
Non-Executive Director
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Cara holds more than 20 years’ boardroom experience with both Plc and private companies, with many of these operating in housebuilding and construction.

Cara is currently Non-Executive Director of Glenveagh Properties Plc, a leading Irish housebuilder which has successfully developed and grown its own partnerships activity. Glenveagh is Listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock exchange.

Meet the Senior Management Team

Alexandra Barker
Group Company Secretary & Chief Solicitor
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Alexandra joined Stonebond in June 2020. Her appointment marked a key milestone for the business, setting up an in-house legal department to service all legal requirements. She works closely with the Board of Directors and all departments to ensure a seamless transition from land purchase through to completion of sales.

Alexandra has over ten years’ experience working within both private practice and in-house legal functions. She specialises in all aspects of real estate law, bringing a breadth of experience which is an invaluable asset to the team as we continue to grow.
Edd Cherry
Innovation & Communications Director
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Before joining the industry, Edd worked in technology for Apple, having studied Architecture at the University of Sheffield.

Edd’s career at Stonebond started as the company’s very first graduate where he rotated between teams to gain a full understanding of the business.

In the years since, he has worked in Land Buying and Business Development roles, and has been heavily involved in the establishment and growth of Stonebond’s new regional operations.

In his current role, Edd is responsible for Stonebond Group’s IT, Product, ESG and Corporate PR activities.

He has a special interest in ESG, where he is actively reviewing Stonebond’s sustainability commitments as well as analysing emerging trends and new innovations to enhance Stonebond’s product.
Stuart Gordon
Group Health & Safety Manager
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Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry with 13 years in a Health and Safety role, predominantly in the housing sector covering multi storey and new build developments. The majority of his Health and Safety career has been spent at NHBC, as a Health and Safety consultant and NHBC H&S awards judge, and at Bellway Homes as a Regional Health and Safety Manger supporting multiple divisions at any one time.

Stuart's role at Stonebond is to develop and maintain the Group Health, Safety and Environmental management system, support all Regional offices in their operations, from land purchase to completion of developments, and grow the in-house Health and Safety department.
Robert Wilkinson
Managing Director
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Robert joined Stonebond in January 2021 as Managing Director of the Chelmsford business. Having joined Countryside Properties in 2012, he most recently held the position of Managing Director for the East London Partnerships Region. He successfully grew the East London region, working predominantly with Joint Venture Partners to deliver mixed-tenure schemes

Robert has a strong track-record of achieving his business plan objectives whilst maintaining a high quality of build and excellent levels of customer satisfaction. He is a valuable asset to the team and will be key to the growth of the business.
Mamunur Rahman
Finance Director
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Mamunur joined Stonebond in November 2019 as Senior Financial Controller. Mamunur started his accountancy career in practice where he obtained his ACA qualification having worked for a Top 6 and a mid-sized firm. He has since held a number of technical and commercial roles in commerce and industry including Divisional Financial Controller at Countryside Properties Plc. As Financial Director, Mamunur will be responsible for all aspects of Finance including the day to day running of the Finance team.
David Kwan
Land & Partnerships Director
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David joined the Stonebond team in 2008 and has played an instrumental part in guiding the ongoing growth of the Company. He has over 20 years experience in the industry and, as Land and Planning Director, David is tasked with leading and overseeing the ongoing management of Stonebond’s development pipeline for the Chelmsford region, with a focus on promoting key stakeholder relationships that enable development schemes to be brought to fruition. David has experience of partnering arrangements having overseen the completion of Stonebond’s first partnership forward funded deal for Springfield Road in Chelmsford with Home Group.
Annette Cole
Sales & Marketing Director
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Annette joined Stonebond in February 2020 having worked in the industry for 20 years. Her career started with five years at Countryside Properties before joining Crest Nicholson where she held the role of Sales and Marketing Director for the last 12 years. Annette is accomplished in devising and delivering robust sales and marketing strategies, building and motivating a loyal team and delivering high levels of customer service.
Paul Kelly
Commercial Director
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Paul joined Stonebond in December 2017 having previously worked for 12 Years with two national housing developers on all commercial aspects, working on multiple turn-key developments. Paul is responsible for managing the commercial team and all the contractual and commercial aspects of Stonebond’s sites with our sub-contractors.
Matthew Oates
Technical Director
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Matt joined Stonebond in April 2021 having enjoyed a career within the industry spanning of 25 years, most recently for Redrow Homes (London). Matt brings thorough knowledge of construction methods, technical and legal agreements as well Health, Safety and Environmental issues relating to house building.
Danielle Wells
Head of Customer Care
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Dani joined Stonebond in 2020, having worked in Customer Care for over 10 years. Her career started with 5 years at Countryside Properties, where she gained a degree in Construction Management and a certificate in Building Surveying.

Dani is experienced in quality control, leading a successful and loyal team and delivering high levels of customer satisfaction.
Peter Williams
Managing Director
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Peter joined Stonebond in October 2020, bringing 16 years of experience from a successful career at Countryside Properties. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Town Planner by background and recently held the position of Development & Land and Planning Director.

Peter will be responsible for establishing and growing regional operations in St Albans and will be a valuable addition to the Senior Management Team at Stonebond.
Amelia Cherry
Land & Partnerships Director
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Amelia joined the family business in April 2020 as the first employee of the St Albans Region following its inception, joining from her previous role in Land at Countryside Properties.

As a Chartered Surveyor and holding a degree in Architecture, Amelia brings a wealth of experience in leading the team to secure a pipeline of developments for the Region.
Deepen Shah
Finance Director
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Deepen joined Stonebond in June 2021 with over 15 years of financial reporting and control experience from a Banking and Treasury background. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant having completed his training at a big 4 financial services firm.

As Finance Director, Deepen will be responsible for all finance aspects for the St Albans region.
James Marsay
Head of Commercial
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James joined Stonebond in 2018 having previously worked for Tern Development 7 years prior. In 2020 James joined the new St Albans region to set up the Commercial Department.

James brings a wealth of experience in estimating, surveying and material buying and is responsible for all aspects of the Commercial Department from pre-construction through to final accounts
Tristan Tomkins
Head of Construction
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Tristan joined Stonebond in April 2021 having previously worked with three of the biggest national housing developers across the UK for the past 16 years.

Tristan will be responsible for managing all Construction operations within the region, Tristan brings great operational experience to ensure all developments have a consistent approach in delivering the high standards of health & safety, quality & workmanship, and Customer Service required.
Matthew Whale
Managing Director
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Matt joined Stonebond in January 2022 as Managing Director of the Guildford region. Matt, a Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor by background, started his career over 15 years ago with Countryside Properties, first a Sponsorship Trainee whilst at university and then a Graduate Management Trainee.

After several successful years at Countryside post qualification, Matt has since held senior roles with Abimara, and most recently Berkeley Homes as Land Director operating across the Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire regions.
Greg Lendrum
Managing Director
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Greg joined Stonebond in April 2021, he brings over 10 years’ worth of relevant experience in land, planning, development and partnerships deals in the Kent & Sussex areas for both Countryside and Barratt David Wilson, and is a Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor by background.
Gary Belcher
Managing Director
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Gary has over 35 years of experience within the property industry having worked in the West and South Midlands for both private and Plc housebuilders and Local Government during his career. Gary has extensive experience in delivering schemes in partnership with HA / PRS providers having recently held the position of Managing Director for Countryside’s South Midlands Region, part of the Partnerships Midlands Division, where he grew the business from inception to delivering 600 homes and £15m of operating profit per annum within a 4 year time-frame. Prior to joining Countryside, Gary was Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Homes in the West Midlands
Lyndon Parkes
Head of Land & Partnerships
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Lyndon joined the Stonebond team at the beginning of 2022 having spent the previous 3 years at Countryside. He has over 30 years’ experience working for Local Authorities, Housing Providers and Housebuilders, as Head of Land and Partnerships, Lyndon is tasked with leading and overseeing the ongoing management of Stonebond’s development pipeline for the Solihull region, with a focus on promoting key stakeholder relationships that enable development schemes to be brought forward. Lyndon has experience of developing partnership frameworks and has overseen numerous partnership contracts with Registered Provider and Build to Rent partners.
Tim Hawkes
Head of Commercial
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Tim has over 20 years’ experience within the Residential Development industry, having worked across the West, East and South Midlands for both private and Plc housebuilders. Tim has led Commercial Departments since 2015 for various companies, joining Stonebond in August 2021 having previously held the position of Development Director at Avant Homes.
Tim is a Corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. He has previously worked as a Materials Buyer, Quantity Surveyor and Estimator and is responsible for these functions and all aspects of the Commercial Department for Stonebond Solihull
Tommy Buggins
Head of Technical
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Tommy joined Stonebond in January 2022 having enjoyed a career within the industry spanning over 20 years. He has worked in the Midlands region for both Private and Plc housebuilders delivering schemes of varying size and complexity in partnership with HA & PRS providers.
Our Homes
Built with quality in mind, in desirable locations throughout Essex and Hertfordshire, all of our homes have been carefully designed for modern living.
About us
Over time, we have mastered the art of placemaking, crafting aspirational homes with expertise and passion that go above the expected.
Careers at Stonebond
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