Skip to main content
James Thompson

James Thomson, Chief Executive Officer

James was appointed Chief Executive of Keepmoat Homes following the sale of Keepmoat Regeneration in March 2017. He joined Keepmoat as Chief Financial Officer in May 2012 and in addition became its Deputy Chief Executive in November 2014. He is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Housing and Finance Institute; a Common Councilman (elected local authority counsellor) for the City of London and Deputy Chairman of the City of London Police. He was previously Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer for DTZ, the listed property business. Prior to that he was at Smith Group plc, Deutsche Bank and HSBC Investment Bank. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with PwC and a graduate of Oxford University.

Tim Beale, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

Tim Beale became Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive in February 2018 after joining Keepmoat Homes in May 2017 as Divisional Managing Director - Southern Regions. Tim previously worked at Crest Nicholson PLC where he had spent 14 years, latterly as a member the executive board and chairman of their South West, Chiltern and Southern divisions.  Prior to this Tim had been Managing Director of the South West division and the Midlands division.  A chartered town planner, Tim was a member of the senior management team that led the successful flotation of Crest Nicholson back on the public markets in 2013.

Tim Beale
Mark Priest

Mark Priest, Chief Financial Officer

Mark was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Keepmoat Homes in October 2017, having joined Keepmoat as Deputy CFO in December 2016. Previously he was Global Director of Corporate Finance at Premier Farnell, the listed high service distributor of technology products and solutions. Prior to that he was at Aviva and Wolseley plc. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with PwC, with over 20 years wide-ranging senior financial experience, at both corporate and divisional level, within major listed businesses.

Tim Wray, Development Director

Tim joined Keepmoat Homes Ltd in 1996 as a Management Accountant. After 12 months in the role, he moved to become Regional Accountant for the South Yorkshire Region.  Over the following few years, Tim became the Finance Manager for a consolidated Yorkshire Region.  In 2004, Tim embarked on establishing the Company’s fourth region in the North West, becoming NW Regional Managing Director in 2005.  He became Financial Director of Keepmoat Homes in 2008.

Tim Wray
Mark Knight

Mark Knight, Divisional Chairman, Yorkshire and North East

Mark joined Keepmoat from Miller Homes in June 2012, where he was the Regional Operations Director for the North West Region and previous to that was the Deputy Managing Director and Land Director for David Wilson Homes, but a Commercial Director in the early part of his career. As a result Mark has extensive housing experience that has developed through his 25 years in the industry.

Sandy McBride, Divisional Chairman, North West and Scotland

Sandy joined Keepmoat in April 2014 as Regional Managing Director for the North West business based in Liverpool.  In 2016 Sandy moved north to take up the position of Regional Managing Director Scotland.  Prior to joining Keepmoat Sandy was Managing Director for Redrow in the North West. Part of Sandy’s remit on joining Keepmoat was to establish a new Regional business in Scotland.  This is now fully operational and rapidly growing. Sandy has been in the housebuilding industry for well over thirty years and by profession, is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, MRICS.

Sandy McBride
Andy Mason

Andy Mason, Divisional Chairman, Midlands and South

Andy was appointed as Divisional Chairman for the South and Midlands Division in February 2018 having previously set up and led the East Midlands region as Regional Managing Director. Andy joined Keepmoat in 2012 as Financial Controller in the Midlands business before rising to Regional Finance Director and then Operations Director. Andy is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Grant Thornton before undertaking financial analyst and management roles for Eon UK.