About us

Meet the team

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Gordon Innes

Managing Director

Gordon was appointed Managing Director of Gilbert & Goode in November 2021. As Managing Director Gordon is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, from initial land appraisal through to sales and customer care. Gordon is also driving Gilbert & Goode’s transition from contractor to one of the leading developers in the South West.

Current projects include Copper Hills phases 1 and 2, a £27m GDV scheme comprising of 125 new homes, Ocean Housing’s £13m GDV Polgrean Place regeneration scheme comprising 60 affordable homes together with two commercial units and a £13m GDV open market led scheme at St Erth comprising 28 homes for sale and 10 affordable homes.

Gordon has 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry progressing from Quantity Surveyor to hold various leadership roles including 5 years as Commercial Director at Avant Homes and 6 years as Managing Director at Persimmon Homes.

Gordon’s experience covers all aspects of residential development from site acquisition to sales and customer care. Gordon has a keen interest in land / planning and commercial matters, and strongly believes in keeping quality and safety at the heart of homebuilding.

Rebecca Sanders

Head of Technical

Rebecca is Head of Technical at Gilbert and Goode and has over 25-years’ experience within residential construction sector. Rebecca has worked for the likes of Westbury Homes, Persimmon Homes, Bovis Homes, Galiford Try as well as smaller developers and consultancies throughout the South-west.

Rebecca spent her career working across different design functions including Structural, Civil engineering, Planning, Design and Technical. This has enabled her to bring a well-rounded, cost effective, design led view of residential development. Having led numerous design teams, Rebecca values the investment of time in nurturing home grown talent.

Rebecca is well placed to lead the internal Technical Team to guide and bring the best out of each team member and strives to build communities where customers choose to live. Rebecca is passionate about reducing Gilberts and Goodes environmental impact by pursuing the application of new technology to delivery stainable solutions.

Rebecca is working with her team and external consultants to develop standard details with improved thermal insultation to meet a ‘fabric first’ approach to improve energy efficiency within our new homes.

Gavin Caldwell CIOB, NEBOSH, IOSH

Head of Construction

Gavin is Construction Manager at Gilbert & Goode and has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction Sector across all disciplines. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Build Manager at Vistry Partnerships where he was responsible for managing the delivery of circa 1,000 residential units. He oversees the Production function of the Business, from Pre Construction into the Build phase and throughout the Customer Journey.

Gavin has a keen interest in Modern Methods of Construction and supporting the Net Zero Agenda. During his time at Vistry, Gavin sat on the National Working Group for Modern Methods of Construction, writing Executive Board Papers & making recommendations for the practical adoption of MMC

Emma Coltham

Sales Manager

Emma joined Gilbert & Goode in 2016 and now manages the Sales Team. She is responsible for open market and shared ownership sales – building relationships with customers, agents and solicitors to ensure customers receive the very best service and support from our sales team.

She is currently leading sales at Copper Hills, a flagship development comprising 160 new homes, as well as overseeing the sale of 13 shared ownership homes spread across two schemes in Trewoon and St Teath. Emma always receives excellent feedback from buyers who value the assistance that she provides in making their new home purchase as smooth as possible.

Prior to joining Gilbert & Goode, Emma supported the finance department of the Ocean Group in securing a new £50m facility to finance the development and regeneration of affordable homes in Cornwall. This followed her role as a Portfolio Manager for NatWest Real Estate where she worked with property development companies across the South West & Wales region.

Caroline Wheeleker

Head of Land & Development

Caroline is Head of Land & Development at Gilbert & Goode with responsibility for finding and delivering into the business the land needed for our open market, affordable own build and land led contracting opportunities.

Caroline has over 25 years’ experience in the Planning & Development sector and has been a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1998.   The past 15 years’ have been spent working for a number of housebuilders at both a national and regional level in the South West region.  Her experience covers land acquisition, obtaining planning consents, with her particular interest in strategic land identification and promotion.