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Executive Chairman and Executive Management Team

John Tutte
Executive Chairman
Matthew Pratt
Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Richmond
Group Finance Director
Graham Cope
Company Secretary

Non-Executive Directors

Nick Hewson
Senior Independent Director
Sir Michael Lyons
Non-Executive Director
Vanda Murray
Non-Executive Director

John Tutte (63)
Executive Chairman
Property Operational Main Board
John Tutte (63)
Executive Chairman
Property Operational Main Board

John Tutte joined the Board of Redrow in July 2002. In September 2009 he was promoted to Group Managing Director and in July 2014 became Group Chief Executive. In April 2019, John was appointed as Executive Chairman following the retirement of Steve Morgan.

John qualified in civil engineering and has amassed more than 40 years’ experience within the industry, having previously held the position as Chief Executive of Wilson Connolly plc.

John was appointed to the board of the Home Builders Federation in February 2015. He is also a Chairman of the Home Building Skills Partnership – an initiative between the HBF and CITB to attract and develop a more diverse skilled workforce for the industry and its supply chain.


Matthew Pratt (44)
Chief Operating Officer
Property Operational Main Board
Matthew Pratt (44)
Chief Operating Officer
Property Operational Main Board

Matthew Pratt joined the Board of Redrow in April 2019. He joined Redrow in 2003 as a Chief Quantity Surveyor and later became Managing Director of the Midlands Division. In 2013, Matthew was appointed as a Regional Chief Executive and became a member of the Executive Management Team.

Matthew is a qualified quantity surveyor and graduated with a degree in Construction from Nottingham Trent University. He has 22 years’ experience within the industry.


Barbara Richmond (59)
Group Finance Director
Finance Property Operational Main Board
Barbara Richmond (59)
Group Finance Director
Finance Property Operational Main Board

Barbara Richmond joined the Board of Redrow in January 2010, bringing with her a proven track record, with over 20 years’ experience as Group Finance Director at a number of UK listed companies including Inchcape plc, Croda International PLC and Whessoe plc.

She has a strong background in both manufacturing and retail, as well as having completed a number of major acquisitions and disposals throughout her career.

Barbara was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Lonza Group Ltd with effect from 16 April 2014.

Barbara is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a graduate of the University of Manchester.


Graham Cope (55)
Company Secretary
Property Operational Main Board
Graham Cope (55)
Company Secretary
Property Operational Main Board

Graham Cope joined Redrow as Head of Legal in November 2002 and was appointed Company Secretary two months later. He is Company Secretary to the Main Board and Secretary to all Committees.

Graham has over 25 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector, either working in-house or for clients in private practice.

Graham qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and is a member of the Law Society.


Nick Hewson (61)
Senior Independent Director
Finance Property Operational Sustainability Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee Placemaking and Sustainability Committee
Nick Hewson (61)
Senior Independent Director
Finance Property Operational Sustainability Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee Placemaking and Sustainability Committee

Nick Hewson joined the Redrow Board in December 2012. His business career to date has been spent mainly in the property industry, from commercial to residential. Nick became the Senior Independent Director of the Company on 7 November 2018, following the conclusion of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Nick is a Non-Executive Chairman of Supermarket Income REIT plc and a Non-Executive Director of Croma Security Solutions Group Plc.

Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a degree in Law from Cambridge University.


Sir Michael Lyons (69)
Non-Executive Director
Property Sustainability Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee Placemaking and Sustainability Committee
Sir Michael Lyons (69)
Non-Executive Director
Property Sustainability Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee Placemaking and Sustainability Committee

Sir Michael Lyons joined the Redrow Board in January 2015. In 2014, he chaired the Lyons Housing Commission to produce a road map for increasing house building in this country.

He is also Chairman of the English Cities Fund, which undertakes large scale urban regeneration schemes in a number of places and is Chairman of SQW Group and a strategic adviser to CBRE.

Prior to this, following a long and distinguished career in local government, Sir Michael completed a four year term as Chairman of the BBC and has held a range of non-executive positions across the three sectors.


Vanda Murray (58)
Non-Executive Director
Operational Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee
Vanda Murray (58)
Non-Executive Director
Operational Main Board Audit Committee Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee

The Board appointed Vanda Murray with effect from 1 August 2017. Vanda has substantial Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee experience.

She was appointed Non-Executive Chair of Marshalls plc in May 2018 and holds Non-Executive roles with Bunzl plc, where she is Senior Independent Director, Manchester Airports Holdings Limited and Just Childcare Holdings Limited. Vanda is also Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Vanda has a BA (Hons) in European Business Administration and a French Business Diploma completed at Neoma Business School in Reims. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Vanda was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to business and to exports.

Board Experience:
Finance Finance
Operational Operational
Property Property
Sustainability Sustainability
Committee Membership:
Main Board Main Board
Audit Committee Audit Committee
Nomination Committee Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee Remuneration Committee
Placemaking and Sustainability Committee Placemaking and Sustainability Committee
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