Get to know some of the faces you will see at Countryside Partnerships
We are a collaborative business, drawing on the best whilst nurturing talent. We celebrate diversity, promote on merit and encourage both individual and group innovation. We are all about entrepreneurial thought. Led by our senior team, we are one of the fastest growing regeneration companies in the country. We take pride in our people and their achievements.
Stephen is Chief Executive of Countryside Partnerships (formally Vistry Partnerships)
Stephen joined Galliford Try in 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive of its Partnerships business in 2016, prior to its merger with Bovis to form Vistry Partnerships. A chartered surveyor, Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the regeneration and affordable housing sectors, with time spent both commissioning schemes as well as working in the private sector, giving him a unique perspective on joint ventures, regeneration and mixed-tenure delivery.
Prior to joining Galliford Try, Stephen worked for a major Registered Provider, where he was Group Director of Investment and Managing Director of a development subsidiary.
A respected housing commentator, Stephen was recently appointed as Chair of the Housing Forum, a cross-sector membership network of 150 organisations and businesses that collaborates to promote improved supply and better quality homes.
Since Stephen became Chief Executive, first at Galliford Try Partnerships and now at Countryside Partnerships, he has worked to create a culture in which all employees have the opportunity to build their careers. Supporting the development of employees is a key priority and passion for Stephen who has also acted as a mentor for his team and others.
In May 2019, Stephen took part in his first sky dive for the nominated charity of the year, World Child Cancer, raising money for its life-changing work.
Stuart is Divisional Chair for London within Countryside Partnerships
Stuart joined Galliford Try in 2001, prior to the merger of its Partnerships Division with Bovis to form Vistry Homes, and delivered many flagship mixed-tenure schemes for the business across London and the South East. He brings a wealth of experience to any project, including a skillset in both stakeholder engagement and management, and high-level leadership.
Stuart was appointed Regional Managing Director of Galliford Try Partnerships in 2018 and is now tasked with implementing the business strategy for London business units. He has had success in leveraging investment and cross-subsidy into mixed-tenure schemes to the benefit of our key partners.
James is Divisional Chair (Midlands and North) for Countryside Partnerships
Moving from a nine-year career with Carillion, James joined Galliford Try Construction in 2001 as a project manager. He then worked for both the Construction and Partnerships Divisions and was appointed Regional Managing Director of Galliford Try Partnerships in October 2018, prior to its merger with Bovis to form Vistry Partnerships. James holds a first-class degree in construction management.
Chris is Divisional Managing Director (Homes Counties) for Countryside Partnerships
Chris joined countryside in 1998, prior to its floatation and subsequent merger with Vistry Group. Chris has worked on a variety of schemes across London and the Homes Counties in his tenure bringing a wide range of skills covering estate regeneration through to delivery of a number of key flagship housing schemes for the Countryside Group.
Chris was the Managing Director for the Eastern Homes Counties business unit for the last 8 ½ years growing that business significantly and delivering substatintial schemes and returns for the group drawing upon his wide range of skills, stakeholder management and leadership.
Adam Daniels is the Divisional Managing Director of Countryside Partnerships Midlands
Adam has an extensive Commercial background after achieving a degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management at the start of his career. After joining the Construction Industry in 2009 working for private housebuilder Bloor Homes, Adam moved to the Galliford Try Partnerships business in 2014 to diversify his experience and gain a greater understanding of the partnerships model.
In 2016, Adam joined Countryside Partnerships to assist in opening the West Midlands region based in Wolverhampton, initially as a member of the Commercial team. After working his way to Commercial Director in the West Midlands, Adam was transferred to the East Midlands business unit to assist with the management of the region post Countryside’s acquisition of Westleigh, working to integrate the business into the wider Division.
Adam has extensive experience in Partnerships delivery, working closely with Local Authorities, Registered Affordable Providers and Private Rental Funders, as well as local communities and stakeholders, providing the highest quality living environments for a wide range of customers.
Marc is the Divisional Managing Director for the South Business Units
Marc joined Galliford Try in 2011, prior to the merger of its Partnerships division with Bovis to form Vistry Partnerships and is now responsible for developing and implementing our corporate strategy. A specialist in establishing successful joint ventures with Registered Providers and local authorities, Marc is helping the business build a strong reputation for creativity and flexibility within the regulated sector.
Last year, Marc trekked to the top of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, raising money for – and awareness of – World Child Cancer.
Sean Egan is Divisional Managing Director of Countryside Partnerships North.
Sean originally joined the business in August 2017 as Managing Director for Vistry Partnerships North East where he grew the business successfully across a range of housing and regeneration projects in the North East and North Yorkshire.
Prior to his role at Vistry Sean spent seven years at housing association Home Group as Group Development Director where he led a £1.2 billion, 10,000 new homes private and affordable housing programme across the UK.
Mike Woolliscroft is the Group Business Improvement Director and London Divisional Chair
Mike joined Countryside Partnerships in April 2014 and was Interim Co-Group CEO when the combination with Vistry Group completed in November 2022. Mike has 15 years’ experience of leading urban regeneration projects, with many of these being delivered through joint venture partnerships with local authorities or housing associations and have become industry reference points for good design and community development. He is a member of Vistry’s Executive Leadership Team and is Divisional Chair for the four Countryside Partnerships London business units.