About Us

Our People

At Joseph Homes we have a unique team from diverse backgrounds, all of whom share the same values to deliver homes to be proud of. Currently 20 strong, below is our brilliant team.

Joseph Rajah

CEO
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Michael Bryn-Jones

MD
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Paul Dipino MRICS

CIO
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Steve Haines

CFO
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Darren Ottley

Head of Finance
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Marie-Claire Marsh

Senior Planning Manager
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Christian Nerdrum

Business Development
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Helen Sylvester

Senior Customer Service Manager
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Saule Boguzaite

Content Marketing Manager
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Ronnie Webb

Assistant Accountant
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Terry Rood

Non-Exec Director
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David Montague CBE

Chair
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Giles Whiteley

Non-Executive Board Advisor
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Dominic Grace

Non-Executive Board Advisor
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Joseph Rajah

CEO

Joseph founded Joseph Homes in 2008 after years of serial entrepreneurship spanning property, events and NGO work. Starting his first business aged 14, Joseph is yet to have a ‘proper job’. He considers himself completely unemployable by traditional standards, so has no choice but to be CEO.

He has steered the ship through turbulent markets, growing the company dramatically in the last 13 years. With a focus on creativity, innovation and controlled profitable growth, Joseph is working to build on the company’s success over the next five years.

In his spare time, Joseph works on his cunning plan to have more spare time.

Michael Bryn-Jones

MD

Michael has been involved in property for over 30 years with a focus on residential led mixed use development for the last 24 years. Prior to joining Joseph Homes, he spent much of his formative years at St George, part of the Berkeley Group, in the Land and Planning team and rose up through the business to become Group Managing Director.

He has joined Joseph Homes as MD to support the Executive team in delivering the strong growth plans for the business with responsibility for the day to day actions and activities of this dynamic nose to tail business.

When not working Michael enjoys annoying fish and then bragging about the one that got away…

Paul Dipino MRICS

CIO

Paul is a member of the Royal Institution of chartered surveyors and has 25 years’ experience in the property industry. He has experienced the market as an agent, developer and investor which helps him take a broad, strategic view of the industry. Paul joined forces with Joseph to form Joseph Homes in 2010.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Paul makes sure growth is managed effectively by leading the team to innovate and think differently. He is passionate about doing things the right way, from design through to delivery. This principled approach has led the company to multiple industry awards.

Paul is a dedicated outdoorsman, and is always dragging his two young children out climbing, scuba diving and camping with him. Weekends see him on the sidelines at Richmond Rugby club wondering why he wasn’t as good as his son.

Steve Haines

CFO

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in property development. Working at board level in Financial, Commercial and General Management roles, he has extensive experience in helping developers grow from a strategic and operational focus.

As CFO, he is responsible for the financial infrastructure of the group, ensuring we reach our objective of controlled profitable growth. He can often be heard requesting focus upon the detail, whilst offering sage advice which goes with the grey hair.

Outside of work, he is a season ticket holder at Millwall which he attends with his daughters and nephew. He enjoys travel and is trying to learn about wines.

Darren Ottley

Head of Finance

Darren has 20 years of experience working in finance spanning roles across Treasury, Business Analytics and Retail Asset and Investment Management. Working with companies including Land Securities and Tesco, he has extensive experience and insight into managing finance functions of property businesses including time spent serving as a Director of two joint ventures at Countryside Properties.

As Head of Finance, Darren manages the day-to-day running of the finance function including driving forward enhancements to financial and management reporting. He works closely with the team to deliver process improvements and helps the business to better understand performance, risks, and opportunities to allow better decision making.

Darren is a father of two (and a grandad) and a keen armchair sportsperson with ambitions of winning a competitive eating title at some point in the future. He loves spending time with his family and going on holidays.  And he’s never happier than when he’s in the garden (when the sun is out of course).

Marie-Claire Marsh

Senior Planning Manager

Marie has been with Joseph Homes since 2019 and has over 11 years of experience in the planning and development industry. Before joining Joseph Homes, Marie worked in planning consultancy.

Marie is in charge of all things planning and is responsible for setting and delivering our strategies to achieve planning permissions on acquired sites. She also works with the Land Team to appraise sites, finding sites across London that fit our Live Well® brief. Marie is passionate about planning and how developments can respond to and enhance the neighbourhoods they are within, making a positive and lasting contribution to the wider community. Whilst at Joseph Homes, Marie has gained planning permission for c. 2,000 homes and c. 14,000sqm of employment floorspace across five sites.

When she’s not planning, Marie loves going to see live music and is on a mission to find London’s best pub roast dinner.

Christian Nerdrum

Business Development

Having completed his studies in Ancient History and Law, Christian spent time working in clean energy Private Equity before joining Joseph Homes in early 2011.

Christian began life at Joseph Homes in the land department, acquiring land within the M25 and surrounding areas, with a particular focus on building relationships and sourcing opportunities that continue to drive growth within the business. This has now evolved into a broader position in the company, with a Business Development role that covers all aspects of our operations.

When he isn’t playing football or tennis, Christian spends his time keeping abreast of current affairs and sharing his opinions with people who haven’t asked for them.

Helen Sylvester

Senior Customer Service Manager

Helen has been working in the property industry for over 10 years and previously worked at Berkeley Homes, gaining experience in both Customer Services and Estate Management.

Helen is responsible for overseeing and managing the Customer Service department at Joseph Homes, ensuring anything reported by our customers is addressed by her team. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and is always looking for ways for the department to improve and grow.

Any free time is spent with friends and family, or forever trying to perfect her poses at yoga

Saule Boguzaite

Content Marketing Manager

Saule graduated with a degree in Music, Sound and Technology in 2019, and has worked in property ever since. She has experience working with various residential, commercial and industrial property developers in London and the South West before joining Joseph Homes in 2022.

As Content Marketing Manager, Saule oversees the Joseph Homes and LIVE WELL® brands, generates their presence in the digital world, and spreads the message about our mission and values. She employs an interdisciplinary approach to property marketing that combines creativity and industry knowledge.

In her spare time, Saule exercises creativity producing music in her home studio and goes on long architecture appreciation walks around the Capital.

Ronnie Webb

Assistant Accountant

Ronnie has been working in property for over 10 years, previously for A2Dominion, one of the G15 Housing Associations, gaining experience in Purchase Ledger and Management Accounts functions.

As Assistant Accountant, Ronnie ensures the efficient running of the transactional elements of the Finance team including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and statutory returns. Ronnie also prepares the monthly management accounts for the Group and is heavily involved in cost control across the business and the SPVs.

Outside of work you’ll find him either watching an Arsenal game or working on getting his golf handicap down.

Terry Rood

Non-Exec Director

Terry is an Engineer by profession and has over 40 years hands on experience in both contracting and developing.

The last 25 years being at “Board Level” of major Contractors and Residential Developers.

In his current role as a Non Exec. Director, Terry brings to the Company, a safe pair of hands, offering extensive knowledge and advice at both the front end and during the construction process, on construction methodology, construction planning and commercial and contractural matters.

In his spare time, Terry is very much a family man, but enjoys cultural travel, the Theatre, most sports, particularly golf, when time is available.

David Montague CBE

Chair

David spent 33 years at L&Q, a leading housing association, rising through the ranks to CFO and then CEO from 2008 to 2021.  During his time at L&Q he oversaw creation of a £36 billion 110,000 home charity with a strategic landbank of 100,000 plots and a pipeline including small infill sites, new towns and everything in between.

In 2013 David was awarded a CBE for services to Housing in London.

Outside of work David loves live music and will be found in the moshpit at Download and Love Supreme festivals.  In his more reflective moments you might spot him listening to smooth jazz at Ronnie Scotts, practicing yoga or meditating on Zoom.

Giles Whiteley

Non-Executive Board Advisor

In his 25 year career Giles has worked in more industries than most including Lifts, the UKs first ISP, telecoms, heavy manufacturing consulting, and commercial recycling. Whilst CEO of Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR), the company was twice recognised as one of the UK’s most inspiring by the London Stock Exchange. Giles now works with growing businesses helping them meet their goals and address challenges they face.

When not working Giles’s love of music and all things festival related keep him wondering how old is too old to be a DJ. As of writing he has yet to hang up his headphones.

Dominic Grace

Non-Executive Board Advisor

Dominic spent 37 years at Savills, building its market-leading London Residential Development team to c.140 personnel. He worked on many major developments, covering the full spectrum of projects, from regeneration through to ultra-prime. During his career, he also led Savills national new homes teams and sat on its UK National Board for over 20 years. Well-known for his market insights, he was honoured to have been presented with the Property Personality of the Year at Property Weeks’ 2016 RESI awards.

Along with this extensive market knowledge, Dominic is passionate about simply doing things better and the opportunities to embrace innovation across the entire project delivery process.

In his downtime, he enjoys sports, family life, music and tinkering around with guitars.

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