Tony Pidgley CBE
Berkeley Group

Tony left school at 15 to form his own company in haulage and plant hire. At 19, he sold his business to Crest Homes and became a Building Director reporting to their Managing Director, Jim Farrer. In 1975, Tony and Jim left to form Berkeley Homes. The company floated on the Unlisted Securities Market in 1984, and then gained full listing in 1985 as the Berkeley Group plc.

Tony has gained a national reputation for his pioneering approach to building homes and creating successful places. His judgement of the markets, willingness to put his personal capital at risk, and his drive and commercial flair have made Berkeley one of Britain's best residential developers. Berkeley was voted Britain's Most Admired Company in 2011 across all sectors and won the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development for the second time in 2014.

Tony sits on the Prime Minister’s Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel and the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. His expertise has been used to advise the Mayor on the Outer London Commission and the Government on the disposal of public sector land. He is also a trustee of Open City London, a charity that champions architecture education, and President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.