Board members


Paul Hampden Smith
Chairman
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 August 2013
Paul, a Chartered Accountant, was appointed as Chairman on 12 December 2018, having previously been a non-executive director since 1 August 2013, and Audit Chair since 1 February 2014 until his appointment as Chairman. Paul was Group Finance Director of Travis Perkins plc from 1996 until his retirement in February 2013, having worked for Travis Perkins since 1988. He was previously senior independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Clipper Logistics plc and a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Pendragon PLC and Redrow plc.

Paul is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Other appointments
Grafton Group plc
Senior independent non-executive director, Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Jason Honeyman
Chief Executive
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 September 2017
Jason became Chief Executive on 1 August 2018. Jason has been an employee of Bellway since 2005 having been Managing Director of our largest and most successful Division at Thames Gateway before being promoted to Southern Regional Chairman in December 2011 and then joining the Board as Chief Operating Officer on 1 September 2017.

Jason is Chairman of the Board Committee on Non-Executive Directors’ Remuneration.

Keith Adey
Group Finance Director
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 February 2012
Keith, a Chartered Accountant, joined Bellway in December 2008 as Group Chief Accountant, becoming Group Finance Director on 1 February 2012. Prior to joining Bellway he worked at KPMG and Grainger plc.


Denise Jagger
Non-Executive Director
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 August 2013
Denise has been a partner at Eversheds LLP (now Eversheds-Sutherland LLP) since 2004. Previously she was Company Secretary and General Counsel at ASDA Group plc, later part of Wal-Mart, from 1993 to 2004. Prior to this she worked in the City in corporate finance with Slaughter and May. Denise’s previous non-executive directorships include The British Olympic Association, Redrow plc, SCS Upholstery plc and Scarborough Building Society.

Denise was appointed as senior independent non-executive director on 1 November 2018. She is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Other appointments
Pool Reinsurance Limited
Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee and Nominations and Conflicts Committee.

University of York Council
Chairman and pro Chancellor.

St Giles Trust
Chairman.

Yorkshire 2019 Limited
Senior independent director.

Eversheds-Sutherland LLP
Partner.

Jill Caseberry
Non-Executive Director
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 October 2017
Jill was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2017. Jill has extensive sales, marketing and general management experience across a number of blue chip companies including Mars, PepsiCo and Premier Foods.

Jill is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Other appointments
Northgate plc
Non-Executive Director, Remuneration Committee Chair and a member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.

St. Austell Brewery Company Limited
Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees..

C&C Group plc
Non-Executive Director and a member of the Remuneration Committees..

Ian McHoul
Non-Executive Director
Background and experience
Appointed to the board on 1 February 2018
Ian was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2018, and appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 12 December 2018. Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1984. His early career was spent in the brewing industry. Between 1985 and 1995 he held various positions with the Foster’s Brewing Group, including General Manager, Strategy. He was Finance & Strategy Director of the Inntrepreneur Pub Company Limited from 1995 to 1998 and then served at Scottish & Newcastle plc from 1998 to 2008, first as Finance Director of Scottish Courage and later as Group Finance Director of Scottish & Newcastle plc. From 2008 to 2017 he was Chief Financial Officer of Amec Foster Wheeler plc.
He was also a non-executive director of Premier Foods plc from July 2004 to April 2013.

Ian is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Other appointments
Britvic plc
Senior independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Young & Co's Brewary P.L.C. 
Non-Executive Director

The Vitec Group plc
Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary


Simon Scougall
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Background and experience
Simon, a solicitor, was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in February 2016. Simon joined Bellway in March 2011 and has held senior positions within the Group including that of Group Commercial Director. He has over 15 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector, working either in-house or for clients in private practice.