Co-founder of the Company in 2005 with Nishith Malde and Paul Brett. Prior to this he was the founding shareholder and chief executive of Country & Metropolitan plc, which in December 1999 floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £6.9 million. He directed the growth of Country & Metropolitan plc until its disposal in April 2005 to Gladedale Holdings plc for approximately £72 million. Stephen has worked in the construction and housebuilding sector all of his working life and has extensive knowledge of local and national policies on both greenfield and brownfield sites.
Nishith Malde FCA
Finance Director and Company Secretary
Co-founder of the Company in 2005 with Stephen Wicks and Paul Brett, he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 with KPMG and specialised in advising owner-managed businesses. He left KPMG in 1989 to set up a consultancy firm which later merged with an audit practice where he was the partner responsible for the affairs of Country & Metropolitan plc. Nishith joined Country & Metropolitan plc as finance director and company secretary in November 1998. He was actively involved in the preparation for the flotation of Country & Metropolitan plc in December 1999 and its further development (including acquisitions and disposals) until it was acquired by Gladedale Holdings plc in April 2005. Nishith is on the board of Energiser Investments PLC, an AIM quoted company.
Co-founder of the Company in 2005 with Stephen Wicks and Nishith Malde, he has been involved in the housing sector all of his working life. He has over 18 years' direct experience in brownfield development and specialises in local and national policies. He previously joined Country & Metropolitan Homes plc in 1995 where he spent ten years in the land department acquiring, designing and securing planning permission on brownfield redevelopment opportunities, subsequently being promoted to regional land director. Paul’s expertise in the land and planning sector enables Inland to successfully navigate the complex and often difficult planning system to secure positive and rewarding results for the Group.
Mark Gilpin Bsc, BArch, RIBA
An architect with over 28 years' experience, he joined the company in 2010. As a graduate from the University of Bath, he has gone on to design, plan and develop a wide range of projects comprising residential, commercial, retail and industrial uses both in the UK and overseas. Mark has worked in-house for high profile developers and for a number of consultancies where he provided clients with expertise on many large scale complex mixed-use projects. His previous notable roles include Land, Design and Planning Director at Howarth Homes, Design and Planning Director at Fairview New Homes and Design & Technical Director at St James.