Executive Committee

With a wealth of property and business expertise, gained at an array of leading developers and commercial institutions, Vanderbilt Homes has the acumen to deliver on its ambitious growth plans

Edward Spencer Churchill
CEO & Chairman
Edward started his career as a management consultant at Bain and Company. In 1988, he joined the Punch Group as Group Strategy Director, where he assisted the business in becoming the largest pub group in the UK. Co-founding Sun Capital Partners in 2001, he has led deals in a range of sectors including life assurance, energy and telecoms.
Chris Chiles
Group Managing Director
Chris has over 20 years' experience in housing and property development. Previously Land and Planning Director with Banner Homes, and then Cala Homes South Home Counties, he joined Vanderbilt Homes in 2015 to set up the new Southern Region and is now responsible for the Vanderbilt Homes Group.
Sir Julian Seymour
Non-Executive Director
Serving on the boards of two quoted advertising companies in the 1970s and 1980s, Julian was also the Senior Non-Executive Director of Chime Communications for more than 10 years. A founding shareholder of both Jupiter and New Star Asset Management, he was also Director of Baroness Thatcher’s private office from 1991-2000.
Peter Darby
Non-Executive Director
After training with KPMG London Peter served for three years as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand before moving into the housebuilding industry. Peter has 28 years of housebuilding and property experience, including 9 years as Group Finance Director for two listed housebuilders: Berkeley Group and Crest Nicholson.
Edward Spencer Churchill
CEO & Chairman
Edward started his career as a management consultant at Bain and Company. In 1988, he joined the Punch Group as Group Strategy Director, where he assisted the business in becoming the largest pub group in the UK. Co-founding Sun Capital Partners in 2001, he has led deals in a range of sectors including life assurance, energy and telecoms.
Chris Chiles
Group Managing Director
Chris has over 20 years' experience in housing and property development. Previously Land and Planning Director with Banner Homes, and then Cala Homes South Home Counties, he joined Vanderbilt Homes in 2015 to set up the new Southern Region and is now responsible for the Vanderbilt Homes Group.
Sir Julian Seymour
Non-Executive Director
Serving on the boards of two quoted advertising companies in the 1970s and 1980s, Julian was also the Senior Non-Executive Director of Chime Communications for more than 10 years. A founding shareholder of both Jupiter and New Star Asset Management, he was also Director of Baroness Thatcher’s private office from 1991-2000.
Peter Darby
Non-Executive Director
After training with KPMG London Peter served for three years as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand before moving into the housebuilding industry. Peter has 28 years of housebuilding and property experience, including 9 years as Group Finance Director for two listed housebuilders: Berkeley Group and Crest Nicholson.