Jonathan Babb
Technical Director – Catesby

Jonathan joined Catesby in October 2012 as Technical Director, bringing with him significant experience of working in the House Building and Civil Engineering sectors. Jonathan started his career working for a family-owned construction company, rising to the position of director before moving to Miller Homes, joining the in-house engineering team, leading projects from concept to completion. His passion is looking to add “value engineering” to potentially complex design constraints, striving wherever possible to ”keep it simple”.

Paul Brocklehurst
Executive Chairman – Catesby

Paul took over the management of Catesby Property Group in 2005 after founder Eric Grove approached him to become Group Managing Director. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Paul is a champion of the positive economic role of Sustainable Development, having spent considerable time interacting with local authorities across all of Catesby’s developments. He joined Catesby after spending 19 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland where he held a number of senior positions within the Corporate Banking Division. He also worked at the Bank of England within its Banking Supervision Division.

Richard Coppell
Development Director

Formerly head of retail development at Lend Lease, Richard has over 20 years' experience working in planning, development and regeneration. At Lend Lease, Richard promoted and delivered the evolution of Bluewater Shopping Centre and progressed the expansion of Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull. He was instrumental on the Elephant and Castle project in securing the Regeneration Agreement with Southwark Council. During his time at Lend Lease he was also the head of the regional residential development business. Prior to Lend Lease, Richard held positions at other development companies, working on Whitecity (Westfield London) for Chelsfield and Northern Quarter Portsmouth for Centros. Richard joined Urban&Civic in January 2015.

Richard Hepworth
Director of Project Management

Richard joined the business in 2004 and has over 35 years’ experience in the development and construction management sector. He is the Director of Urban and Civic Projects Ltd, the internal project delivery arm of the Urban and Civic plc and is responsible for the strategic implementation of the Company’s build programme. Richard leads an in-house project management team of ten who fulfil the requirements of technical due diligence, estimating, financial control and project coordination through their roles as Quantity Surveyor, Developer’s Representative, Employer’s Agent and Project Manager across the group’s operations.

Tim Leathes
Development Director

Tim started work at Bovis Lend Lease managing a range of projects and PFI bids, before being seconded to the United Nations’ Human Settlements Division (UN Habitat) to work as project manager in Sri Lanka and head of logistics in the Maldives as part of the post-tsunami reconstruction effort. In 2006 he returned to Lend Lease to work as development manager for the Athletes Village in Stratford – a key part of the London 2012 regeneration legacy. He joined Urban&Civic in April 2010, where he is leading the development of Alconbury Weald and Waterbeach.

Philip Leech
Property Director

Philip, chief executive of Terrace Hill since 2005, joined Terrace Hill in 1993 and established and ran the north east office from 1994. He has been personally responsible for large parts of Terrace Hill’s regional development portfolio for the past 20 years. Philip continues to lead the enlarged Group’s commercial development activities.

David Morris
Planning Director – Catesby

David joined Catesby in January 2013, having spent 4 years as Head of Town Planning for Morston Assets Ltd. David has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry, having worked in house building, planning consultancy and property development. During his time at Morston Assets David secured consent for over 2,000 residential plots nationwide, some 1m square feet of commercial floorspace and over 100,000 square feet of food retail floorspace. Prior to joining Morston Assets, David was Planning Manager at Castlemore, where he secured residential planning consents on high profile sites such as the former Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell. Other high profile projects that David has worked on include the redevelopment of the former Tricorn shopping centre in Portsmouth, the mixed use redevelopment of the Northfleet West substation site in Ebbsfleet and the creation of a new village on the former Manuel Brickworks site in Whitecross, Linlithgow. David began his career as a Land Manager for Cala Homes in the south east, bringing a commercial focus to the planning process, with particular skills in negotiating viable and effective planning permissions.

Myron Osborne
Land and Development Director – Catesby

Myron joined Catesby in March 2012, having previously been with Miller Homes. Myron started his career with Fairclough Homes in 2004 and then moved across to Miller Homes as part of the Fairclough takeover in 2005. He has a significant track record in land acquisition and planning promotion on both brownfield and greenfield development sites across the Midlands and South of England. His experience also extends to the handling of large planning applications, strategic land promotion, bringing forward large scale housing association schemes and working on urban regeneration schemes.

Adam Pratt
Development Director

Adam joined the Terrace Hill Group in 1996 prior to which he worked for Hunting Gate and before that Strutt & Parker where he qualified as a chartered surveyor. He is responsible for running the Bristol office and specialises in the development of residential and commercial projects.

James Scott
Director of Planning and Communications

James qualified as a barrister at Landmark Chambers, before advising the Government on planning issues and cross-qualifying as a solicitor with Dechert LLP. Prior to being one of the founder members of Urban&Civic, James was part of the senior executive team of Lend Lease Europe with responsibility for town planning and risk management. Within Urban&Civic, James heads up planning and communications. He is also a non-executive director of East Thames housing association which merged with L&Q in 2016 to form a combined organisation owning and managing over 90,000 homes across the UK.​

Nigel Wakefield
Development Director

Nigel joined Terrace Hill from Capital & Regional in 2000 and prior to that he worked at St Quintin where he qualified as a chartered surveyor. Since joining the Terrace Hill Group he has specialised in the development of retail and industrial property in the South of the UK.

Heather Williams
Company Secretary

Heather is responsible for the Group’s corporate governance activity and compliance with listed company requirements and Group policies. She provides support and advice to the Board and its committees and is responsible for the management of Board procedures.

Heather is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with over 20 years’ experience of working in the company secretarial area. She was previously Company Secretary to Petropavlovsk plc and to Helical Bar plc. Her experience also includes nearly nine years as an investment trust company secretary.