Our Family and Board of Directors

Our Family

Non – Executive Director
John started work in the family business in 1952 as an apprentice bricklayer. He progressed through the ranks and became Seddon Group Ltd Chairman in 1978, he retired as Chairman after 28 years and since then has been a Non-Executive Director of the family company.

Non – Executive Chairman
Stuart Seddon joined the family business in 1978 as an apprentice bricklayer. He progressed and became a Director of Seddon (Stoke) in the late 1980s, the company that is now known as Novus after the partition of the Seddon Group. Stuart’s key role is to build and maintain a sustainable long term business.

Director
Helen is a Chartered Surveyor and joined the family business in 1986. As CEO of SHS Estates, she is responsible for the SHS Estates portfolio and supports Novus in property matters.

Director
Susan is a Director of our parent company. She is involved with our corporate governance and our next generation programme. She is a keen member of The Institute for Family Business.

People & Culture Director
Sophie started as the Marketing Assistant. After graduating in Business Management she has worked her way through the business. Sophie was an instrumental part of the Seddon to Novus rebrand from which she won young marketer of the year with the Construction Marketing Awards.

Our Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Steve joined Novus as its CEO in July 2021. Steve is an accomplished business transformation leader with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results within facilities and asset management, engineering, leisure and business services markets.

Prior to joining Novus, Steve held Managing Director roles in Serco Group Plc, Compass Group Plc and Kier Group Plc. allowing him to bring unique insights from the heart of the construction and maintenance sectors to his role as CEO.

Chief Operating Officer
Lee started his career at Novus in 1996 as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. Lee has Board responsibility for the North and West operations, including financial performance, management structures, reporting lines, operational performance, people development and delivering the agreed messages from the Board.

People & Culture Director
Sophie started as the Marketing Assistant. After graduating in Business Management she has worked her way through the business. Sophie was an instrumental part of the Seddon to Novus rebrand from which she won young marketer of the year with the Construction Marketing Awards.

Commercial Director
Matt Hiley joined Novus in April 2020 and brings a wealth of experience having held similar positions at Kier and ISS. Matt’s remit will be to lead the commercial aspects of our service offering.

Finance Director and Company Secretary
Steve joined Novus in September 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience having spent a significant part of his career in WYG, the international professional services company, as well as Findel Education and Deloitte, one of the big 4 financial services organisations.

Information and Transformation Director

David joined Novus in January 2021 and was appointed as our Information and Transformation Director. David is valuable asset to Novus, offering a wealth of experience in Transformation, Leadership & Business Partnering having successfully led cross functional teams to innovate using data, technology, and achieve a culture shift to enable operational excellence and growth.

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