Phil Stephens, Executive Director - Development and Commercial
A successful and experienced Development Director in both the commercial and not for profit sectors. Phil has a broad spectrum of knowledge spanning private practice quantity surveying and speculative house builders, to major social housing contractors. He has held numerous directorships and was Group Development Director for Sovereign since 2004 and became Development and Commercial Director in 2011. Phil heads up a commercially focused team delivering over 1,000 new homes a year for a mix of social and affordable rent, shared ownership, open market sale and private market rent. Phil is a board member of the Housing Forum and a member of the NHF’s Delivering Great Homes group. He is also regularly involved in HCA and Government steering groups both regionally and nationally.
James Gibson, Development Director
James has been delivering affordable housing across the south west for over 20 years. He joined Sovereign as a graduate, then worked at Gloucestershire Housing Association before returning as Assistant Development Director in 2001. Today James oversees a team delivering development opportunities across the Sovereign operating area, oversee a development programme of circa 1000 new affordable homes per annum. James has experience in developing sites via s106, regeneration, joint partnership and land acquisition, he is also responsible for delivering the annual HCA delivery programme and maintaining the developments teams contractor and consultant frameworks.
Roger Keeling, Asset and Regeneration Director
Roger is a chartered surveyor who has worked in both the private and public sectors. He began his career undertaking valuations of commercial property before moving into urban regeneration consultancy, primarily in London. Roger is responsible for the development and implementation of a long term asset management strategy to achieve best value in respect of Sovereigns assets. His key focus is to identify, prioritise and deliver a managed programme of redevelopment, regeneration or asset interventions to enhance the value and/or quality of Sovereign’s current and future assets. Roger also ensures that Sovereign’s commercial assets are managed effectively and long term performance is enhanced.
Dan Haines, Head of Development (Commercial)
Dan joined Sovereign in 2013 from Savills Bristol office where he had spent nine years working as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in sales, acquisition and valuation of development land. Upon joining Sovereign Dan headed up the Bristol development team overseeing the delivery of Sovereigns new affordable stock in the Bristol area. In September 2014 Dan was appointed Head of Development (Commercial) and is now responsible for leading a team seeking new Market Rent opportunities in the Private Rented Sector as well as opportunities for outright sale products which will be delivered in a combination of traditional and Joint Venture contract structures.
Tony Quigley, Home Ownership Director
Tony has 20 years’ experience in Housing Association development, private market rent, asset management and sales. He joined Sovereign in 2007 as Director responsible for Home Ownership. Today he manages a Shared Ownership and resales programme of up to 500 homes a year, and our market sale activities. He also leads on our HomeBuy Agency partnership, help to buy SW and our private market rent portfolio.