Countryside appoints Sian Myers to Executive Management Team as Chief People and Culture Officer


Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer specialising in place making and regeneration, has appointed Sian Myers to the business’ Executive Management Team as Group Chief People & Culture Officer – a newly consolidated leadership role to steer Countryside’s people, culture and values.

Sian’s promotion from Culture Transformation Director to a senior management position highlights Countryside’s focus on embedding a newly devised set of company values that will inform every aspect of the business from internal employee engagement to customer service and community building.

Sian joined Countryside in 2015 to lead the group’s reward and employee relations strategies during Countryside’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) before entering the London Stock Exchange in February 2016. Following this, Sian assumed director level HR duties for the entire Group, among other things, overseeing the company’s growth from 1,300 to 1,800 employees and streamlining the process of employee communications and contract management during business acquisitions and restructuring periods.

Prior to joining Countryside, Sian had   more than 15 years of experience in HR, primarily with Ford Motor Company where she held several HR leadership positions, supporting the Manufacturing, Finance and Ford Credit business teams, among others.

Sian Myers, Group Chief People & Culture Officer, Countryside, said: “It has been a privilege to be engaged with many of Countryside’s key milestones over the past five years. As we look forward to new challenges and another year of success, delivering our people and culture strategies will be my primary focus.”

Iain McPherson, Group Chief Executive Officer, Countryside, said: “We are experts in creating socially-inclusive and sustainable communities across the UK but we recognise that it is the family of colleagues we have nurtured within Countryside for over 60 years that enables us to keep delivering to the high-quality standards we set ourselves.

“Sian has been the driving force to our key people related transformation processes since she joined us and has demonstrated a creative and positive way to developing our teams and fostering a sense of community within the company.”