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The Riverstone Vision

More people are living longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives than ever before. That’s why we started Riverstone with one simple ambition: to offer people choices for their future that are unlike anything else available in London. People are at the heart of what we are creating and we’re on an exciting journey to build exceptionally high-quality places where our residents will always feel at home. Every aspect has been thought through and designed to help you stay safe and well, living the life you want to live.

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Meet the Executive Team

Executive Team

“I’m proud to lead a very talented team. Together, we share a deep belief in Riverstone’s purpose: to help our residents live life to the full. I have a strong personal connection to this mission too, through my parents. They still enjoy a busy and active life, with a mix of social activities, charity work, bridge and even racketball. They certainly don’t think of themselves as retired. That’s why we’re working to create amazing Riverstone locations, where Londoners can continue to live the life they love.”

Jason Leek – Chief Executive Officer, Riverstone

Jason Leek

Chief Executive Officer



Jason is a business leader with more than 20 years’ experience in operational leadership and strategy. Prior to joining Riverstone, Jason was CEO of London Executive Offices, the leading provider of luxury serviced offices in London. Jason has broad experience of customer service focused businesses from his 13 years in high-level management positions at Compass Group where he delivered significant cultural and organisational change to drive revenue across the business. Jason holds a law degree from Oxford University and spent his early career as a corporate lawyer. During weekends he loves to cycle, in between ferrying his two teenage children to sporting and social events.

Simon Loveridge

Chief Financial Officer



Simon has a strong track record in operational real estate with over 12 years' experience having funded and managed over £2 billion of assets. Simon is a strategic leader with extensive experience growing businesses in new markets. He is a qualified accountant with a background in investment management and corporate finance, Simon also holds a degree in Finance & Accounting. Prior to joining Riverstone Simon was CFO and MD (Asia Pacific) of Global Student Accommodation Group. He enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with his family.

Paul Pheysey

Chief Investment Officer



Paul has worked in the property industry for 35 years. He set up BMB Group with Partner Julian Mercer in 1992, which developed and sold £1.5billion of central London property. In 2014, the pair decided to focus on alternative sectors of the market including student accommodation and assisted living. Paul is now Chief Investment Officer at Riverstone where he is responsible in sourcing and acquiring the most sought-after sites in prime central London. Paul is a great family man with many interests.

Paul Vesty FRICS

Chief Development Officer



Paul is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years' experience of property development in central London. He has an in-depth knowledge of the city’s prime residential & senior living markets, acquired through senior positions at MP Capita, where he was London Regional Director, and at Northacre as Development Director, delivering in excess of £1.5billion of landmark residential schemes. Paul is Chief Development Officer at Riverstone where he puts his expertise in planning, design, procurement and construction to best use. Paul loves sailing “Moth of Morston” with his family, playing golf and forestry.

Julian Mercer

Chief Design Officer



Julian is Chief Design Officer at Riverstone. A qualified Barrister with a degree in Business Law, Julian set up the BMB Group in 1992 and has over 20 years experience in the London residential property market. BMB successfully developed and sold over £1.5billion of property in London and more recently Julian decided to use his experience to focus on alternative sectors including student accommodation and assisted living. Julian enjoys family life, keeping fit and playing golf.

Greg Mace

Chief Experience Officer



Greg’s early career was in luxury hotels where he worked for Hilton in Canada and Hong Kong, and in London at The Connaught and The Dorchester before a move to investment bank Merrill Lynch as Facilities Manager. Over the last 18 years Greg has launched two market-leading companies providing front of house and concierge services to a large number of the UK's most high-profile businesses. His most recent company, Rapport Guest Services which he founded in 2012, has been recognised with many of the hospitality industry’s major awards as well as being recognised as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for. Married with two children who are both at university, Greg is a keen paddleboarder, and enjoys tennis and participating in his local weekly Park Run.

Tim Small

People Director



Tim brings a unique blend of experience and expertise to the Riverstone team. He has held senior HR, communication and operations roles for some of the world’s leading employers, such as InterContinental Hotels Group, Compass Group and Granada Group. He’s worked with iconic brands and helped build strong service cultures, with a hospitality DNA. He’s been instrumental in award-winning people programmes and significant business transformations. He has an equally diverse personal life: along with having three children he is a local councillor, an enthusiastic football fan and a passionate historical re-enactor.

Shannan Hodgson

Marketing Director



As Marketing Director at Riverstone, Shannan is responsible for marketing strategy and oversees all PR, marketing, media and brand content. With over 20 years’ experience in the creation of award-winning campaigns, she is a passionate advocate of taking a customer-focused approach. Shannan has worked in the financial services industry, including holding a senior position at Aviva, and across multiple retirement living developments where her leadership led to impressive growth. As well as spending time with her family, Shannan enjoys walking, swimming and fine dining.

Carsten Swift

Sales Director



Carsten oversees the sales operations at Riverstone. He has worked in the central London residential property market for over 20 years and, as an integral member of Knight Frank, led the retirement properties sales and marketing team. With experience in the new homes market, both domestically and internationally, Carsten has also run a successful estate agency, as well as operating a nationwide service representing buyers and tenants in their home moves. He spends much of his free time acting as social secretary for his young daughters’ busy social engagements. When possible, he enjoys a glass of decent red wine and playing his guitar.

Harry Blathwayt

Head of Legal and Compliance



Harry is Head of Legal and Compliance at Riverstone. A lawyer with 10 years’ experience in commercial and operational real estate, Harry is responsible for deal execution at Riverstone and delivering strategic legal advice and strong risk management across the business. Prior to joining Riverstone, Harry worked in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP’s real estate team. In his spare time, if he’s not trying out a new cooking recipe, you’ll most likely find Harry on the tennis court or out on a hike.

Dr Zoe Wyrko

MBChB, MMedSci, FRCP, FRCP (Edin)
Well-being Director



Zoe is Well-being Director at Riverstone, responsible for the holistic physical and mental health of residents. As a Geriatrician, she is visiting Professor to the Aston University Research Centre into Healthy Ageing (ARCHA). Having held officer roles within the British Geriatrics Society, she is passionate about changing the way society views ageing, from the negative language used to the way health and care systems are often set up around institutions rather than people. She was a subject matter expert for the multi-award winning Channel 4 programme Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. Zoe is an enthusiastic gardener and is training hard for the 2021 London Marathon.

Meet the Board

Penny Hughes CBE



As Chairman, Penny brings a wealth of experience of premium consumer brands including The Body Shop, Gap and Aston Martin, as well as serving on the boards of Vodafone, Reuters and the Royal Bank of Scotland amongst others. After overseeing the merger of the bottling interests of Coca-Cola UK and Schweppes, she became President of Coca-Cola GB & Ireland at the age of 33. Penny was instrumental in the sale of iQ Student Accommodation in May 2020 for the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK. In 2011 she received a CBE for services to the media in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Penny and husband David have two grown up lads and a keen interest in sport unites the family, although the dog gets the top spot.

Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald

Non-Executive Director


Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald is a Non-Executive Director at Riverstone and has more than 30 years of healthcare experience working in a variety of roles, including eight years working as a doctor in the NHS and academic medicine. Dr Macdonald is UK CEO of Sunrise Senior Living and Chairman of Nuffield Health, prior to this CEO of Acorn Care where she drove the company’s organic growth and strengthened the organisation’s operating results. Before then, she spent 17 years with Bupa, latterly as Managing Director of the UK funding businesses. Natalie is married with three children who are all at university and has a keen interest in running and open water swimming.

Meet The Good Care Group

Zoë Elkins

Head of Care Strategy



Zoë is Head of Care Strategy at The Good Care Group where she is responsible for service development and quality assurance. She has spent her entire career in the care sector and regularly shares her expertise in professional conferences and journals. Zoë is committed to improving person-centred approaches in dementia, where she wrote The Good Care Group Dementia Strategy, leading the Group to becoming the UK’s premier provider of these services. Zoë loves walking, riding her horses and enjoying the countryside.

Dominique Kent

Managing Director



Dominique has been Chief Operating Officer of The Good Care Group for ten years and was appointed as Managing Director of The Good Care Group in April 2019. She is also a Director of the Live-In Care Hub and serves on the Board of Directors for both L&QL Housing Trust and the United Kingdom Home Care Association, where she is Chair. Dominique brings this wealth of home care experience to managing large-scale change in response to both colleague and customer demand. She is known for achieving outstanding results and her work has achieved numerous awards in the sector. Dominique likes spending quality time with family and running.

Our Locations

Riverstone Kensington

A selection of outstanding 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, rich in contemporary architecture and design details. Located in one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.


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Riverstone Fulham

A range of beautifully-appointed contemporary 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, designed with a fine balance of textures and materials. Situated in an impressive Thames-side location in Fulham.


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Register your interest

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