Meet The Board

Will Bax, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Villages Group

Will Bax, Chief Executive Officer

Will joined Retirement Villages Group in April 2019. He was previously Executive Director at Grosvenor Group with responsibility for the management and development of its 300-acre central London estate. He has also been Chair of the Mayfair Forum, responsible for creating one of London’s first Neighbourhood Plans, and a board member of the New West End Company, the business improvement district for the West End.

Will, married with three children and living in Wandsworth, London, is also a Trustee of The Old Royal Naval College, responsible for Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece in Greenwich, now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Tim Seddon, Executive Director

Tim Seddon joined the board at Retirement Villages Group in April 2020. Previously Property Director heading the London and SE Region at St Modwen Properties PLC, and before that Development Director and Head of Urban Community Development at Land Securities, Tim brings strong experience in leading large complex development programmes, with a particular interest in community and place-making principles.

Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess, Group Sales & Marketing Director

Sarah has considerable experience in the residential property industry, in both estate agency, as well land and new homes, specifically focusing upon retirement housing sales. She is responsible for overseeing the group’s marketing with direct responsibility for all property sales. This encompasses the dedicated in-house agency service, acting for residents and their families at the time their property is sold.

Oscar Russell, Group Estates Director

Oscar joined Retirement Villages in 2014, and has overall responsibility for ensuring the smooth operation and management of the villages and their estates. Oscar previously worked in the Leasehold Block Management sector, managing large portfolios in and around London for some of the leading house builders and developers. Oscar is a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (MIRPM) and an Associate of RICS.

Christina Edwards CBE – Non-Executive Director

Christina Edwards CBE, Non-Executive Director

Christina has a lifetime of experience at senior management and director level in the National Health Service, the Department of Health and in the charitable sector. She will support and challenge care management and practice to further enhance the experience and safety for residents as well as encouraging good governance across all group functions. She chairs the Group Quality, Compliance and Risk Committee. Christina is a Registered General Nurse and Health Visitor with a Masters Degree in Business Management.

Zoe Rocholl, Executive Director – People, Culture and Innovation

Zoe joins the business from EcoWorld London, and prior to that, Battersea Power Station. In both roles she played a fundamental part in organisational and culture change as part of a growth strategy.

Zoe’s experience in real estate makes her perfectly placed to support RVG in realising its potential, with responsibility for everything that affects people, culture and innovation across the business.

She has a teenage daughter and lives in London.