Executive Chairman and Executive Management Team
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 stepped back to a Non-Executive Chairman role following the 2020 AGM on 6 November 2020 and shall be retiring from the Board following the announcement of the Company's 2021 full year results on 15 September 2021.
John Tutte qualified in civil engineering and has amassed more than 40 years’ experience within the industry, having previously held the position of Chief Executive of Wilson Connolly plc.
John Tutte was appointed to the board of the Home Builders Federation in February 2015. He stepped down as Chairman of the Home Building Skills Partnership in March 2020 to coincide with the Partnership being incorporated into the wider Home Builders Federation organisation.
Matthew Pratt joined the Board of Redrow in April 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 July 2020. He joined Redrow in 2003 as a Chief Quantity Surveyor and later became Managing Director of the Midlands Division. In 2013, Matthew Pratt was appointed as a Regional Chief Executive and became a member of the Executive Management Team.
Matthew Pratt trained as a quantity surveyor and graduated with a degree in Construction from Nottingham Trent University. He has 24 years’ experience within the industry.
He is responsible for the operational management of the Group and the implementation of strategic plans and reports to the Board on this. Matthew Pratt is also a member of the Executive Management Team.
Barbara Richmond joined the Board of Redrow in January 2010, bringing with her a proven track record, with over 25 years’ experience as Group Finance Director at a number of UK listed companies including Inchcape plc, Croda International plc and Whessoe plc. She is also a member of the Executive Management Team.
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 Richmond was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Lonza Group Ltd with effect from 16 April 2014.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a graduate of the University of Manchester.
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 Cope has almost 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector, either working in-house or for house builder clients in private practice. He qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and is a member of the Law Society.
He is responsible for the governance structures and mechanisms, corporate conduct and is the primary source of advice on the conduct of the business. Graham Cope is also a member of the Executive Management Team.
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. He became the Senior Independent Director of the Company on 7 November 2018.
Nick Hewson is the Non-Executive Chairman of Supermarket Income REIT plc and a Non-Executive Director of Croma Security Solutions Group plc.
He 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 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 the UK.
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.
Sir Michael Lyons served 17 years as Chief Executive of three major English Local Authorities, including 7 years at Birmingham City Council, and was knighted in 2000 for services to local government. Following his long and distinguished career in local government, Sir Michael Lyons completed a four year term as Chairman of the BBC and has held a range of non-executive positions across the three sectors.
Nicky Dulieu joined the Redrow Board in November 2019. She has strong Non-Executive Director experience and has extensive knowledge of retailing and customer service.
Nicky Dulieu is currently a Non-Executive Director and the Chair of the Remuneration Committees of Adnams plc and Marshall Motor Holdings plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of WH Smith plc and a Commercial Board member of the Royal Horticultural Society.
She is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having trained as an accountant with Marks & Spencer Group plc and held various strategic and financial roles within the company over a 23 year period. Following this, Nicky Dulieu was appointed to the Board of Hobbs Limited and became Chief Executive from 2008 until 2014.
Richard Akers joined the Redrow Board as Chair‐Designate and independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2021. He is currently working closely with John Tutte during a handover period and will assume the role of Chair following the announcement of the Company's 2021 full year results on 15 September 2021, at which time John will stand down from the Board.
Richard Akers has a career background in property and land acquisition, having spent his entire career in the industry, latterly as a Main Board Director of Land Securities plc. Since retiring in 2014 from Land Securities plc he has held a number of non-executive roles.
Richard Akers currently holds independent non-executive roles at Unite Group plc and Shaftesbury plc where he is Senior Independent Director, and until recently having completed nine years, held a role at Barratt Developments plc, as a Non-Executive Director, the Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Remuneration and Safety, Health & Environment Committees, and Workforce Engagement Director.