Castleoak recruits board-level executives

Kate Still

Later living and care development specialist Castleoak has made two board-level appointments.

Kate Still has been recruited as the company’s chief operating officer, while Lisa Gledhill joins as managing director, developments.

Still will be focusing on the business’s performance and organisational development, and be responsible for all non-financial aspects, including people; customer satisfaction; communications; supply chain management; and health, safety and environmental management.

She has joined from Citizen Housing where she was COO with responsibility for 850 staff, 30,000 properties and revenue of more than £150m. She has worked with some of the UK’s largest social housing companies and was previously national housing director at Sanctuary Group, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Lisa Gledhill

Gledhill will be responsible for Castleoak’s development business and joint ventures.

She has over 25 years’ experience as a development and construction leader and a background in real estate, infrastructure and property development, investment, construction and consultancy.

Gledhill started her career with Arup, spending her first 10 years in technical, digital and project management roles. After gaining financial qualifications, she moved to Laing O’Rourke and then to Lendlease, working in investment, construction and development roles, latterly leading major mixed-use redevelopment schemes in London and Singapore.

Castleoak executive chair Paul Foster said: ‘Working with our customers to focus on the future has been key to our enduring success, and the market has never been as vital as it is now. While operators have always focused on the importance of living fully enriched lives with the care, support and homes we want, the real, societal opportunity lies in aligning that with consumers, investors and policymakers. We want to grasp that nettle and drive the future solutions that work for all of those groups.

‘Kate and Lisa join our board in these key roles with a wealth and range of commercial, housing, financial and strong leadership experience that will bring strategic strength-in-depth that will help Castleoak realise that ambition.’