Senior Management Team

Our senior management team are responsible for the delivery of strategy and the day to day management of our operations.

Mark Allan (Chief Executive), Rob Hudson (Chief Financial Officer) and Andrew Eames (General Counsel and Company Secretary (Interim)) are also members of the Senior Leadership Executive.

Guy Gusterson

Property Director – Midlands and North

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11 years’ service

Experience: joined St. Modwen as Land Director for Project MoDEL in 2006 and became Residential Director in 2009 and Group Residential Director in 2015. Previously Development Director at Crest Nicholson plc overseeing residential-led mixed-use developments in London and the South East. Led the establishment and early development of St. Modwen Homes. Recently appointed as Property Director – Midlands and North.

Rupert Joseland

Property Director – West and Wales

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16 years’ service

Experience: Joined Chesterton on graduating before moving to Boots Properties PLC and then to Miller Developments Ltd to gain further experience in commercial development and estate management. Promoted from Midlands Development Surveyor in 2004 and moved to Bristol to establish the South West and South Wales regional office. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Recently appointed as Property Director – West and Wales.

Richard Powell

Construction Director

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11 years’ service

Experience: a construction career spanning almost 30 years, including commercial management and quantity surveying roles with companies such as Bovis Lend Lease Ltd, Balfour Beatty Building Ltd and Skanska Construction UK Ltd. Joined St. Modwen in 2006 as Construction Manager and promoted to Build Director in 2015. Recently appointed as Construction Director.

Jane Saint

Group HR Director

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Less than a year

Experience: Recently joined the business bringing significant HR Director experience working for a diverse range of sectors (both private and public) and blue chip companies including Barclays, Jobcentre Plus, Halfords and Staples. This includes operating as a member and coach for executive teams and the development and implementation of commercial People strategies and HR practices which have enabled a step change in business culture and performance.

Tim Seddon

Property Director – South East

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11 years’ service

Experience: began his career at Edward Erdman as Development Surveyor before moving to Land Securities plc in 1994. Here he gained experience in both the retail and commercial offices sectors and became Development Director, with responsibility for a number of town and city centre regeneration-led projects throughout the UK. Recently appointed as Property Director – South East.

Remco Simon

Director of Strategy and Research

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Less than a year

Experience: Recently joined the business having over 10 years’ experience in real estate capital markets with extensive expertise in dealing with listed real estate companies across various sectors in the UK and internationally. Began his career as a Senior Analyst at Kempen & Co and has held a number of roles including as Head of European Real Estate Equity Research for Kempen & Co, London, and Director Equity Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London.

Dave Smith

Managing Director – St. Modwen Homes

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2 years’ service

Experience: joined St. Modwen in 2015 from Morgan Sindall where he was Construction and Infrastructure Managing Director (for North England, North Wales and the Midlands) and a member of the executive team. Previously worked for St. Modwen from 2003 until 2009 as a Construction Manager. A fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Rupert Wood

Property Director – Asset Management

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11 years’ service

Experience: over 20 years’ real estate experience across investment, development, asset and property management. Joined St. Modwen in 2006 from LendLease where he was Senior Development Manager. Established the Northern Home Counties regional office in 2008 as Regional Manager and promoted to Regional Director in 2009. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Recently appointed as Property Director – Asset Management.