We do what we say we're going to

It all comes back to people and culture

All unusually hands-on. Unusually, all shareholders.

We have evolved over the years, but our core values stay constant. Our team of owner-managers operate in an environment of freedom, responsibility and learning.

Meet a few of our team

We're an established team who aren't spread across dozens of projects - we obsess over a handful of major schemes, and deliver quality.

  • Here's a few of us

Killian Hurley,
CEO

Killian co-founded Mount Anvil in 1991. He’s part of the fabric of development in London and the reason we’re all-in in this great city, as well as having been described as “always the most quotable on a panel”.  He’s on Munster Rugby’s commercial advisory board and will brave a sea swim at temperatures that others baulk at.

Darragh Hurley,
Managing Director

Proud dad Darragh learned the London ropes early thanks to his father Killian, and honed his skills in New York at Goldman Sachs. Now as MD he takes responsibility for making sure we have the right talent in the right positions, and a culture that unleashes people’s potential. You’ll catch him at his best when he’s fresh from doing handstand press-ups at the gym.

Luke Taylor,
Operations Director

Luke is responsible for leading our in-house building teams. He brought to us a decade of Berkeley Homes experience, his RICS-Chartered status and an obsession for making things work better.  Since then his drive has helped us win rave reviews for our partners for the timeliness, value and quality of the homes and places we create (and he’s become the undisputed top draft pick in Mount Anvil netball games).

Ewan Anderson,
Group Financial Director

Ewan‘s decades of experience at PLC firms like Miller Homes give our joint venture partners great confidence as he handles the trickiest of transactions with diligence and good humour. He has long-held relationships with banks that help them to lend to us even when they doubt others, and when he’s not leading our finance department he’ll be found by the side of a stream in his native Scotland.

Lisa Ravenscroft,
Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa comes from leadership roles in commercial marketing and brand strategy for some of the biggest FTSE companies (BT, Vodafone), and brings rigour and creativity to how we bring our schemes to market, resulting in three of London’s biggest launches in a row.  When she’s not knee-deep in data or developing our proposition, she’s probably playing sport with rather more commitment than skill.

James Begley,
Technology & People Operations Director

James is responsible for the technology that underpins our data-driven approach.  Construction tools that help us raise the bar on quality, a Salesforce stack that drives our index-beating sales results, and the continuous improvements to our systems and People Operations that fuel our culture.  He also brings the rigour and attention to detail of an Accenture-trained technology expert to improving his already-impressive golf swing.

Jon Hall,
Group Sales Director

Responsible for over £1bn of London sales in his career, Jon has an industry reputation as illustrious as his results. He works with our vast trove of selling agents and drives the quality and finesse of our product, resulting in three of London’s fastest-selling schemes in a row.  He’s an all-action dad of four who can still impress the children with a wheelie on a BMX, but is more often found telling us the stats from his Peloton.

Marcus Bate,
Partnerships and Communities Director

This unique role puts laser focus on our top priorities: our residents, and our partners. Marcus brings to the challenge top tier law firm experience advising local authorities, TfL, GLA, overseas investors, pension funds, lenders, housebuilders, strategic land companies, private owners of super prime properties, consortia promoting nuclear power stations....and Mount Anvil. He’s now the brains defining how we continually improve our listening to residents and our alignment with our partners. That way we can bake big cakes and share more of them around in ways that create value for communities. He’s also multilingual (but exclusively in languages that fell out of favour BC).

James Owen,
Land Director

James is responsible for our land investments, helping us work out where in London we'll be creating quality homes and thriving communities next. It requires a keen knowledge of London and a nuanced understanding of Mount Anvil’s strategy and strengths. Being a 14 year MA veteran helps. He’s a well-known industry figure who invests care and attention in his relationships, and his London pride peaks when Arsenal are winning.

Nyron Higgins,
Project Director

Nyron’s a Project Director who became MCIOB Chartered whilst working for us and has been delivering outstanding homes for us over the past 13 years, building great project teams and relationships with the local communities on all schemes he’s been involved in – often stopping off for a chat a coffee whenever bumping into residents or local business owners. Prior to joining Mount Anvil, Nyron had worked in the Middle East with Mace and here in the UK for the Berkeley group. His relentless drive for quality on every scheme he’s involved in has been recognised by multiple NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. 

Michael Rolfe,
Project Director

Joining the team in 2013, Michael’s amassed a bucket load of invaluable experience over his more than 23 year career in construction. His highlight developments to date include Keybridge, Three Waters and Dollar Bay – the latter of which earnt him a NHBC Seal of Excellence Pride in the Job award. Michael’s currently heading up our Chelsea Botanica and One Clapham Junction schemes in South West London. He enjoys cycling, both road and off-road, and running, and has competed in cycling events in France, Italy and Switzerland, and completing over a dozen marathons (including 7 London Marathons) and various ultra-marathons.

Stella Jackson,
Head of Recruitment

Our recruitment head honcho Stella joined as a Recruitment Business Partner in 2017, progressing to Head of Recruitment in 2022. Often representing us on panels for talks around careers and diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Stella has a CIPD Level 7 in Resourcing & Talent Management. Outside of work, Stella’s a keen kick boxer – you can find her at the gym honing her skills on a weekend.