Riverstone names new chief executive

Riverstone names new chief executive
Martin Earp

Goldman Sachs-backed retirement living company Riverstone has appointed Martin Earp as its Chief Executive Officer.

Martin Earp takes over from Jason Leek, who has led Riverstone since 2019.

Earp has spent the last 15 years growing multi-site operations and consumer-focused real estate platforms, including seven years as chief executive of Australia’s Campus Living Villages where the company developed both great facilities but also thriving vibrant communities.

Under his leadership, Campus Living Villages grew to over 45,000 beds across four counties with a team of 1,300 people.

”He also has a successful track record in development-related consultancy, giving him the ideal skillset to lead Riverstone as it builds out its portfolio, whilst it, in parallel, welcomes the first residents into their new communities at Kensington and Fulham, said Riverstone in a statement.

Penny Hughes, Chair of Riverstone, comments: “Martin brings a valuable blend of highly relevant experience to the task of leading our growth. With a very customer-centric mindset, plenty of asset management and multi-site experience, he is ideal for what Riverstone now needs.

“Most importantly, he has deep experience of creating scale at pace in operationally-focused real estate businesses and I look forward to working with him to deliver our growth.

“Jason has laid excellent foundations for the future growth of Riverstone; we thank him for the significant contribution he has made and wish him well in his next step.”

Riverstone’s first residence is due to open on June 22 in Kensington.