Stephen is Chief Executive of Vistry Partnerships.
Stephen joined Galliford Try in 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive of its Partnerships business in 2016, prior to its merger with Bovis to form Vistry Partnerships. A chartered surveyor, Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the regeneration and affordable housing sectors, with time spent both commissioning schemes as well as working in the private sector, giving him a unique perspective on joint ventures, regeneration and mixed-tenure delivery.
Prior to joining Galliford Try, Stephen worked for a major Registered Provider, where he was Group Director of Investment and Managing Director of a development subsidiary.
A respected housing commentator, Stephen was recently appointed as Chair of the Housing Forum, a cross-sector membership network of 150 organisations and businesses that collaborates to promote improved supply and better quality homes.
Since Stephen became Chief Executive, first at Galliford Try Partnerships and now at Vistry Partnerships, he has worked to create a culture in which all employees have the opportunity to build their careers. Supporting the development of employees is a key priority and passion for Stephen who has also acted as a mentor for his team and others.
In May 2019, Stephen took part in his first sky dive for the nominated charity of the year, World Child Cancer, raising money for its life-changing work.