Key people at Churchill Retirement Living

Our main board of directors share a wealth of experience, which is a great asset to the Company. Find out more about the key people below.

Spencer J. McCarthy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Spencer has been in the retirement sector all his working life and boasts over 35 years' experience in it. Having co-founded Churchill with his brother, Clinton, Spencer is responsible for the strategy and growth of the business with special responsibility for land, planning, design, marketing and sales.

Clinton J. McCarthy, Managing Director

Clinton has spent his life in the construction sector and having co-founded Churchill has over 18 years' experience in the retirement sector. Clinton takes specific responsibility for construction, plant services and customer services.

Dean Marlow FCCA, Chief Financial Officer

Dean joined Churchill in 2000 having qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant with Smith & Williamson. He was appointed to the Board in 2003. As well as leading all fundraising to support the Group's growth, Dean is responsible for all financial reporting, budgetary control, information and communication technology and human resources.

Martin Young, Chief Operating Officer

Martin has worked in the retirement sector since 1980 and ran his own retirement building business for 16 years. He joined Churchill in 2013 as a Regional Managing Director before his promotion to the Board as Chief Operating officer overseeing regional activity. 

Gary Day, Land, Design and Planning Director

Gary has a wealth of exeperience and expertise in the retirement housing sector. Prior to joining Churchill in May 2021, he spent over 32 years working at McCarthy and Stone, the last 20 of which as Group Land and Planning Director.

Harry Harrison, Non-Executive Director

Harry joined McCarthy & Stone in 1972 and became a plc Director. In 1992 Harry formed his own property consultancy and has provided advice to Churchill over many years. He was elected a Non-Executive Director in 2004.

John McCarthy FCIOB, MBE, Non-Executive (Investor) Director

John retired from McCarthy & Stone (the company he co-founded in 1963) in 2004 and, in the same year, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Churchill. Over his 54 year career in the building industry John has received many business accolades, including an MBE for his contribution to the elderly.

Bill Oliver, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Bill has over 35 years of housebuilding experience. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he held roles at Barratt Developments, Alfred McAlpine, The Rutland Group and Dwyer Estates, before joining St Modwen as Finance Director in 2000. Bill retired from St Modwen in 2016 after 13 years as Chief Executive and 17 years on its Board.

Simon Boadle, Non-Executive Director

Simon Boadle has been a corporate finance adviser for over 30 years, and is currently a Partner and Executive Chairman, Corporate Finance with Stonehage Fleming. Previously he was a Partner with PwC Corporate Finance and a Director with NatWest Markets. He has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, IPO's and capital raisings, both in the UK and internationally.