Group Development Committee

Group Development Committee

Nigel Holland

With over 28 years of experience in the new homes industry, all spent with Taylor Wimpey and its legacy companies, Nigel is currently the Divisional Chair for the Central, South West & Spain Division of Taylor Wimpey, a role he has held since 2015.

Starting in Sales & Marketing and with roles as a Managing Director and Divisional Managing Director, he has a strong land procurement, commercial management and customer service focus. Nigel is a member of the Taylor Wimpey Group Management Team, is the current Chair of the Taylor Wimpey Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, sits on the company I.T. Steering Committee, and is a Director of Taylor Wimpey UK Limited and Taylor Wimpey Developments Limited. He has previously been the Chair of the Home Builders Federation South West Region.

Nigel is also a Group Board Member.

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Dale Meredith
Appointed October 2017

Dale has over 35 years experience in not-for-profit HA’s, having been Executive Director of Development & Sales for Southern Housing Group, and working for Peabody, Sovereign and Thames Valley in similar roles. All of these roles involved multi-million pound development and regeneration programmes, typically providing over 1,000 mixed tenure homes p.a, using a combination of government grant and cross subsidy from open market sales to maximise affordable housing. As well as stand-alone development sites this involved working with residents on the regeneration of inner-city Victorian estates and phased rebuilding of local authority transferred stock. It included acquiring c1,400 homes for social and affordable tenures at the London Olympic Village following the 2012 Games, and setting up a new organisation to own & manage them.

During most of this time he was elected chair of the g15 Development Group, representing major London RP’s, and undertook various non-executive Board roles, including with a tenant led community HA in West London and as Deputy Chair of a small inner city charitable HA in Soho. He currently chairs a new RP which is seeking registration.

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John Feeney
Appointed July 2022

John Feeney, CFA, is currently Head of Property, Projects, and Asset Based Finance at Bank of Ireland Group. He previously served in various leadership roles in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lloyds Bank where he was Global Head of Real Estate and later Head of Global Corporates and most recently Head of European Corporate Finance at Mizuho Bank, one of the world’s largest financial organisations.

At Lloyds Bank John oversaw the financing of many of the UK’s largest commercial and residential development projects and engaged with some of the world’s leading real estate investors. Further to this John was the founder and served as a board member of the Housing Growth Partnership, a joint venture between Lloyds Bank and Homes England, which is expected to develop more than 10,000 homes by 2025.

John is a trustee of Ireland Funds Great Britain, a major philanthropic organisation which coordinates charitable activity in the Irish community in the UK.

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Richard Williams

Appointed February 2024

Richard is an experienced CEO, having operated across the Public and Private Sectors specialising in the areas of Healthcare, Retirement & Housing. He recently set up Brigid Investment Limited on behalf of John Laing and was CEO of the business. It is the largest owner and investor of specialist new build retirement rental assets across the UK. Previously he was CEO of Rangeford, a Retirement Development and Domiciliary Care Business and a Managing Director at McCarthy Stone. He has also worked as a Director at St Andrew's Healthcare, and Octopus Healthcare.

He holds several Non Executive Director roles, with a Local Authority owned Residential Development Company, BexleyCo and a Primary Care Asset Owner, Community Health Partnerships, an NHS backed Investment and Operating Company and was previously Group Vice Chair of Abri.

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