In line with Checkmate’s continued growth and development, we’re delighted to announce a series of planned changes taking place in our senior leadership team, beginning with the appointment of John Lewthwaite as our new Chief Executive Officer, and Peter Rudge as Chief Financial Officer.

With former CEO, Mark Williams, transitioning into the role of executive director, John joined the team earlier this month, bringing with him over 3 decades of experience as a senior business leader within the construction industry.

Demonstrating a clear understanding of linking strategy to tactical plans, engaging people, and ensuring commercially viable delivery, John previously spearheaded a comprehensive consultancy project with Checkmate, reviewing our readiness for growth. Keen to build on the achievements made to date, he has already started to implement many of the findings from his initial work.

With extensive experience in the demanding construction and property sectors, Peter joined us yesterday, having latterly spent 3 years as Regional Finance Director at McCarthy & Stone.

Gaining qualifications from the prestigious KPMG, Peter brings a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise to our talented executive leadership team.

We're thrilled to welcome both on board!