Paul Mitchell joined the Styles&Wood Board in October 2006 as Non-Executive Director, a role that he held until 2015 when he accepted the role of Chairman. He is Chairman of Rickitt Mitchell & Partners Limited, a corporate finance advisory firm based in Manchester, where he has worked since 1981. Paul played a pivotal role in developing Rickitt Mitchell into a leading independent corporate finance boutique, delivering a variety of ground breaking deals as adviser to a wide range of clients, over sectors as diverse as engineering, professional services, IT and airlines. As Non-Executive Chairman, Paul continues to create value and provide strategic guidance as a board member. He is also Chairman of fully listed NCC Group PLC.
Tony Lenehan was appointed to the Styles&Wood Board as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2011. Tony previously held senior executive roles in property and building with both Carillion and Bovis Lend Lease. He has been the driving force behind the transformation of Styles&Wood into a market leading provider of specialist support services to the built environment. A chartered engineer by profession, Tony fully embraces the people agenda and champions the leadership programmes within Styles&Wood. He also has a role within the Marketplace Leadership Team for Business in the Community.
Philip Lanigan joined the Styles&Wood Board in August 2009 as Chief Finance Officer and Company Secretary. A chartered accountant by profession, Philip has extensive commercial experience working for support services and project management businesses; over the course of his career he has played a significant role in a number of high profile corporate transactions. A keen advocate of customer relationship management, Philip has built upon his core financial expertise to understand the drivers behind value creation. Philip is also a Governor of The Manchester College.
Robert Hough joined the Styles&Wood Board in October 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience in sustainable regeneration. Robert was a partner in a Manchester legal practice before assuming a number of senior executive and non-executive roles for major UK corporates. He has made a substantial contribution to the regeneration of the North West as past Chair of the NW Regional Development Agency and is currently the Chair of Liverpool City Regional Local Enterprise Partnership. Robert also holds active directorships within the Peel Group for whom he previously held the position of Executive Deputy Chairman.
Matt is an Investor at BGF (Business Growth Fund), the UK’s most active provider of growth capital. Matt led BGF’s investment in Styles&Wood in June 2015 and subsequently joined the board as a Non-Executive Director. Before joining BGF, Matt worked as a director in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team in Manchester and in Lloyds Bank Acquisition Finance team. Matt qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1998. With extensive experience in the corporate finance and private equity markets, Matt’s appointment adds value through the leverage provided by the BGF network.