Stephen Shipperley

Connells Group Chairman

Stephen joined Connells in 1977 as a Negotiator. He was promoted through the ranks of the estate agency business, running the most successful branch, area and region in the company. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1990 and Group Chairman in 2008. Alongside David Livesey he masterminded the ground[1]breaking deal in 1996 when Skipton Building Society acquired a majority stake in Connells Group. He was a founding director of Rightmove plc. Under Stephen’s leadership, Connells has grown from a 100 branch estate agency with a turnover of £30m per annum into the large, diverse property services group it is today.