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  • James Stone

    Managing Director

    Email: james.stone@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5159


    Formerly Land Director at Lands Improvement, James was appointed to Managing Director in April 2017. Since joining Lands Improvement in 2004, James has been closely involved across all of the Company’s activities from site acquisition, asset management and planning, to disposal. He was appointed to the Board in June 2011. Before joining the Company, James worked at RMC plc, the building materials group, where he worked on the performance and sale of the group’s UK portfolio of surplus property assets.
  • Nigel Reid

    Development Director, Houghton Regis

    Email: nigel.reid@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5156


    Nigel has been with the Telereal Trillium Group since 2001 and has maximised the value and completed sales of over £250m assets, ranging from City of London development sites and Edinburgh hotels, to greenbelt residential land. More recently, Nigel led the asset team in the successful £120m purchase of Lands Improvement Holdings and achieved the planning consent and joint venture development of the prestigious £55m Woodcroft residential development in Edinburgh. He joined Lands Improvement in March 2017 as the Development Director for Houghton Regis.
  • Ben Phillips

    Strategy and Investment Director, Houghton Regis

    Email: ben.phillips@lih.co.uk  DD: 0207 796 5312


    Ben joined Telereal Trillium in 2014, working in the New Business team looking at a wide range of investment opportunities. He was heavily involved in the acquisition of Lands Improvement in 2015 and has since been involved in a number of LI projects. He is currently mainly focused on Linmere, where he leads on development strategy, financial appraisal and stakeholder relations.
  • Paul McDiarmid

    Senior Engineering Manager

    Email: paul.mcdiarmid@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5161


    Paul joined LIH in 2004 to deal with the coordination of pre and post engineering and technical matters. He is responsible for advising on engineering associated with the planning promotion together with project management of all construction activities. Before joining the Company, Paul held the position of Director of Civil Engineering at John Allen Consulting, a multi-disciplinary Consulting Engineering practice. He spent 9 years at John Allen Consulting working on projects ranging from commercial, retail and industrial buildings, business parks, site remediation through to house building projects. Prior to joining John Allen Consulting, Paul was employed for 6 years as a Design Engineer with Peter Brett Associates, one of the UK’s largest independent Consulting Engineering practices. Paul has also had employment with Brown & Root where he was involved in major highway improvements and site supervision of development in London Docklands.
  • Henry Wilkinson

    Graduate Development Surveyor

    Email: henry.wilkinson@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5152
  • Kathryn Turner

    Head of Planning

    Email: kathryn.turner@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5157


    Kathryn joined Lands Improvement in 2009 as a Development and Planning Manager. Kathryn’s current role at LIH is as Head of Planning where her key focus is on promoting the Town Planning functions throughout the business as well as supporting and providing general development and promotional advice across the portfolio. Before joining LIH, Kathryn was an Associate Director at EDAW/AECOM where she worked on the delivery of number of large scale mixed use sites, including the masterplan for the 2012 Olympic Park.  Kathryn was also involved in numerous regeneration strategies for both public and private sector clients during her time at the company. Prior to joining EDAW, Kathryn worked for: the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Hackney; as well as Mitchell Partnerships, an Environmental Policy Company in New Zealand.  Kathryn is MRICS qualified and currently working towards MRTPI accreditation.
  • Ed Stericker

    Senior Development & Disposal Manager

    Email: edward@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5158


    Ed joined Lands Improvement in January 2016 as a Senior Development Surveyor following eight years based within the Telereal Trillium Development and Sales team. During his time at Telereal Trillium, Ed was responsible for maximising value of surplus property assets through planning and detailed due diligence in advance of sale or joint venture. Ed is involved across a variety of Lands Improvement activities but predominantly in relations to sales strategy.
  • Gordon Finlay

    Group Investment Manager

    Email: gordon.finlay@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5154


    Gordon is a CFA Charter holder and joined Lands Improvement in 2011, he is responsible for evaluating the financial impact of new acquisitions and ensuring that on-going projects and disposals across the business meet their financial targets. At Lands Improvement , Gordon has been instrumental in the investment into over 800 acres of land and the negotiation of  s106 agreements on over 7,000 homes.
  • Brian Haughton

    Senior Construction Manager – Houghton Regis

    Email: brian.haughton@lih.co.uk DD: 07586 572 895


    Brian joined Lands Improvement in August 2018 as Senior Construction Manager on the Houghton Regis mixed-use scheme. Brian has 30 years experience working in the construction industry with over 25 years of those working in project and contract management roles at principle contractor level on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK. His experience spans projects across the rail, aviation, civil, utility and demolition industries often from pre planning through to hand over stages.
  • Mohammed Maroof

    Site Manager – Houghton Regis

    Email: mohammed.maroof@lih.co.uk M: 07423 432 049


    Mohammed joined Lands Improvement in May 2018 as the Site Manager for Houghton Regis. Mohammed has been in construction management for several years working on some of the UKs largest commercial and residential developments. He has also been a part of several large scale projects internationally.
  • Sam Mogridge

    Head of Acquisitions

    Email: sam.mogridge@lih.co.uk M: 07423 469 055  


    Sam Joined Lands Improvement in 2017 following two and a half years at Linden Homes within the Strategic Land department and before that a number of years at Martin Grant Homes as a Development Manager.  During his time at Linden Homes, Sam was responsible for managing the South East portfolio of Strategic Land and his most notable success was the achievement of an allocation for 1,600 homes to the West of Chichester and subsequent resolution to grant planning permission for phase 1 of 750 dwellings on the site.  Sam also acquired numerous sites for Linden Homes which are now being developed or promoted through the planning process.  Sam is MRICS qualified and an Associate of the RTPI.
  • Paul Jeal

    Senior Engineering Manager

    Email: paul.jeal@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5160


    Paul joined LIH in January 2009 as a Project Engineer assisting on all technical engineering matters. He oversees appointed contractors and consultants, project managing onsite construction activities, as well as providing internal technical advice during acquisitions and planning promotion. Prior to his employment at LIH Paul gained 10 years experience working for two civil/structural engineering consultancies, overseeing onsite construction, liaising with statutory & local authorities and progressing detailed designs across a range of civil infrastructure projects.
  • Steffan Granger

    Engineering Manager

    Email: steffan.granger@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 796 5337


    Steffan joined LIH in 2018 as an Engineering Manager. He has a broad engineering knowledge and provides technical advice throughout the development process from acquisition through planning and implementation to disposal. Steffan is responsible for the procurement and management of specialist technical services when needed. He gained a solid technical base with Peter Brett Associates before he broadened his experience to include Project Management, the public sector, and Contracting. Most recently Steffan was an Associate in charge of the Civil and Infrastructure department of a multi-disciplinary Consultancy in Kent.
  • Hollie Stacey

    Senior Planning Manager

    Email: hollie.stacey@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 776 4298


    Hollie joined the planning and acquisitions team at Lands Improvement in August 2020.  Hollie has over 12 years of planning and land experience. She started her career on the graduate scheme at Countryside Properties moving into the strategic planning team upon completion of her training.  This was followed by three years at specialist strategy consultancy Development Intelligence working on politically challenged cross-sector schemes throughout the UK.  Prior to joining LIH, Hollie worked as a senior member of the strategic planning team at Crest Nicholson project managing the long term promotion of large strategic residential sites and garden villages across the South East from acquisition through to allocation and planning permission.  Hollie is MRICS qualified and is a policy council member of the TCPA.
  • Kari Burton

    Planning Manager

    Email: kari.burton@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 796 5301


    Kari joined Lands Improvement in March 2018 as a Planning Manager and is MRTPI qualified. Kari’s role is to manage and co-ordinate consultant teams on projects from acquisition stage through to planning approval. Prior to joining Lands Improvement, Kari worked at Linden Homes for three and a half years where she was responsible for residential planning applications. Of these, her most notable achievements included a delegated approval for 240 units in Tendering, which was the first phase of a master plan allocation, and 275 units in South Cambridgeshire. She has also worked on a landmark mixed-use regeneration project in Silvertown, Newham in association with the GLA. Kari has strong experience managing consultant teams, acquisition appraisals, s106 agreements, condition clearances and detailed design layouts.
  • Jamie Stanley

    Planning Manager

    Email: jamie.stanley@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 776 4213


    Jamie joined LIH in May 2021 as a Planning Manager and continues to lead in navigating our sites through the complexities of the planning system. Jamie has a background in planning consultancies and is adept at working through complex planning issues such as Green Belt, AONB, and heritage constraints, in order to unlock the development potential of sites. Current projects include coordinating the determination of an application for up to 750 dwellings and associated infrastructure in Aylesbury. This comprises the twin-tracking of an application determination alongside the finalising of the emerging Local Plan and production of a Supplementary Planning Document alongside adjoining landowners.
  • Barry Byrne

    Commercial Manager

    Email: barry.byrne@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 796 5362
  • Patrick Vickerman

    Senior Development Surveyor

    Email: patrick.vickerman@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 6772


    Patrick joined Lands Improvement in 2016 as a Development Surveyor. Patrick started his career with Persimmon Homes on their graduate program and immediately prior to joining LIH spent 5 years at Strutt & Parker in the South East Development Team, with a specific focus on strategic land and consented land disposals. Patrick is involved across a variety of Company activities from site acquisition, asset management to disposals.
  • Louis Harris

    Development Surveyor

    Email: louis.harris@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 796 5611


    Louis joined Land Improvement in October 2017 as a graduate on secondment from Telereal Trillium where he was part of their Development and Disposals team. During his time at Telereal Trillium, Louis was responsible for a number of disposals of surplus property assets and detailed due diligence that fed into the sales. Prior to joining Telereal Trillium, Louis studied Geography and Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Birmingham, before completing the MSc Real Estate program at the University of Reading. Louis is recently MRICS qualified and will be assisting with land acquisitions and disposals at Lands Improvement.
  • Annabel Finney

    Office Manager

    Email: annabel.finney@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5150
  • Portia Ragona

    Marketing Coordinator

    Email: portia.ragona@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 808 5150
  • Karolina Dudziak

    Team PA / Admin

    Email: karolina.dudziak@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 796 5339
  • Eji Ugbowanko

    Team PA / Admin

    Email: eji.ugbowanko@lih.co.uk DD: 0207 296 5326