Trustees

Phil Wilbraham

Chairman

Phil is Chairman of the BRE Trust Board.  He has spent 40 years working in the construction industry and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Keltbray, Wilson James and the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, and Chair of Trustees of the BAA Pension Scheme.

Phil Wilbraham

Chairman

Phil is Chairman of the BRE Trust Board.  He has spent 40 years working in the construction industry and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Keltbray, Wilson James and the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, and Chair of Trustees of the BAA Pension Scheme.

Previously Phil worked at Heathrow and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017, accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it.  Before Expansion he was accountable for all the capital works at Heathrow, the Terminal 2 Programme and the completion of the construction of Terminal 5.  Prior to this he worked at Carillion, DHV and Mott MacDonald.

Professor Vicky Pope

Trustee

Vicky Pope was, until recently taking early retirement, Head of Science and Technology Futures, Met Office Government Services Senior Management Board. Vicky is a Trustee of the Devon Wildlife Trust and In2ScienceUK. She is also the National Labs lead for the Association of Research Innovation and Technology Organisations (AIRTO) and a member of the EPSRC Mathematics Advisory Team.

Professor Vicky Pope

Trustee

Vicky had a long and successful career in the UK Met Office in a variety of roles - as a climate science researcher, programme manager, communicator of publicly important science, and partnership developer. She is now building a portfolio career that focuses on the issues that she particularly cares about and where she can make a tangible difference. These include protecting and enhancing the environment, improving scientific literacy in decision making and improved access to STEM careers.

Jonathan Rickard

Trustee

Jonathan Rickard is a chartered architect with more than 30 years’ experience of working both in private practice and, more recently, the regulated housing sector with Radian, an award-winning housing provider operating across the south of England. At Radian he leads their in-house construction programme.

Jonathan Rickard

Trustee

Jonathan is a champion of good design, sustainability and place making, and has been engaged in delivering highly sustainable residential developments. He regularly contributes to the work of housing groups, is a past chair of the RIBA in Hampshire, has been a member of the RIBA housing group, is a Board Member of BCHA, and is a Non-Executive Director of SECBE.

Paul Hetherington

Trustee

Paul is a serving Trustee on the BRE Trust Board. He is an experienced senior construction sector leader having spent over 30 years in the industry, with experience that has included the BSS Group, Rugby Group, 20 years as Managing Director at a number of The Alumasc Group companies, and Chief Executive of Marshall Tufflex.

Paul Hetherington

Trustee

Paul is a serving Trustee on the BRE Trust Board.  He is an experienced senior construction sector leader having spent over 30 years in the industry, with experience that has included the BSS Group, Rugby Group, 20 years as Managing Director at a number of The Alumasc Group companies, and Chief Executive of Marshall Tufflex.

Paul has extensive non-executive experience on both industry and public sector boards.  This includes the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF), the Department of Education’s Hasting Opportunity Area, Hastings & Rother Economic Task Force, Sussex branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he is Manufacturing & Engineering ambassador in addition to being a Fellow of the Institute.

He currently consults and provides leadership coaching within the construction sector and wider industry as a Vistage Group Chair.

Ashley Hook

Trustee

Ashley is CEO at MHS Homes which owns c. 10,000 affordable homes in the Thames Estuary and will build over 900 new homes in the next three years. Ashley is a chartered surveyor by background and has worked in the regeneration and housing sectors for over 30 years. Ashley is also a Chartered Director and has extensive boardroom experience in a number of commercial and not for profit organisations.

Ashley Hook

Trustee

Ashley is CEO at MHS Homes which owns c. 10,000 affordable homes in the Thames Estuary and will build over 900 new homes in the next three years. Ashley is a chartered surveyor by background and has worked in the regeneration and housing sectors for over 30 years. Ashley is also a Chartered Director and has extensive boardroom experience in a number of commercial and not for profit organisations.