Christopher has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, banking
and housing finance. His career spans 35 years, first with Abbey National, where he held senior
executive positions in Finance and Operations creating and launching Cahoot the online
Internet Bank. He then joined the executive board of Minster Trust Ltd, a fully regulated banking
institution leading the development and launch of an affinity based Internet banking proposition.
Christopher’s non executive positions include London Strategic Housing and Network Housing Group,
where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Chris studied Corporate Finance at London Business
School. He holds a Masters degree in Strategic Financial Management and is a visiting fellow of
Kingston Business School. In addition he serves on the MBA advisory board of Durham Business School
and is a member of the Council at Hull University. Chris has also worked with the NHS Commissioning
Board authorising the recently formed national network of Commissioning Support Units, specifically
assessing and developing business strategies and the subsequent appointment of their
Non-executive Deputy Chairman
Stephen is a chartered engineer with a long career in design and development of commercial property.
Following his BSc degree in engineering he initially joined the London Borough of Harrow where he
gained chartered engineer status. He worked for George Wimpey & Co where he learnt his main
"stock in trade" as a property developer before starting his own company in 1978. In 1991 he
co-founded Ashley House where his specialist area centres around the overall delivery of the
Company's core product and the development of new services. Stephen is also executive chairman
of Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Stephen is Chairman of Ashley House's Remuneration Committee.
Prior to joining Ashley House in 1998 Jonathan followed a career in sales and marketing with an
emphasis on setting up new ventures. In the 1990s he worked in the City for Thomson Financial Services
and latterly the capital markets and Eurobond regulator ISMA. At Ashley House he is responsible to all stakeholders, shareholders, employees, clients and trading partners for ensuring the continued
commercial success of the business.
Antony has a BA in accounting and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992. He gained an Executive
MBA from Warwick University in 2004. He joined Ashley House in February 2010 having held various
senior management positions within Celesio Group/Lloyds Pharmacy which he joined in 1996.
Immediately prior to Ashley House, Antony was managing director of Sapphire Primary Care
Developments which Ashley House acquired from Lloyds Pharmacy in November 2009.
Richard has an MSc in Economics. He worked in academia and consultancy before co-founding a
healthcare consulting group, SDC Consulting in 1991 which was sold to Serco in 2003. Richard
co-founded Infracare, a specialist provider/funder (now owned by Ashley House) delivering
c.£200m of healthcare infrastructure through LIFT. In 2009 Richard co-founded Healthcare
Partnering Ltd a leading healthcare planning advisory group. Richard has led innovative projects
including commercial structuring of transactions and is a recognised thought leader in the
planning and delivery of healthcare infrastructure.
Andrew has a BA in history from Keble College, Oxford and qualified as a chartered accountant
with what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1991. He has held senior financial roles in the retail
and wholesale sectors, including Waterstones and Hagemeyer (now part of the Rexel group).
He joined Lloyds Pharmacy in 2003, becoming finance director in 2007 and public sector and
healthcare services director in 2012. Andrew had main board responsibility for Sapphire Primary
Care Developments until its sale to Ashley House. Andrew is Chairman of Ashley House's
Christopher Lyons, Stephen Minion and Andrew Willetts sit on all three of the Company's committees: