About us - The hopkins team


The Hopkins Team

One team with a shared vision.

What unites everyone at Hopkins Homes is our dedication towards a shared goal: the building of exceptional houses that people are proud to call home.

To achieve this, we nurture the industry’s best emerging talent through apprenticeships and grant schemes. We encourage continual career development at every level and we have a board brimming with expertise and experience.

So that, at every stage of the business, our people work together to bring our shared vision to life.

Duncan Jackson Hopkins Homes managing director

Duncan Jackson

Managing Director

A renowned leader within the sector, Duncan has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles and a strong land-acquisition background, making him ideally placed to drive the strategic direction of Hopkins Homes as we enter our next phase of growth. Duncan established the ‘North Home Counties’ region for housebuilder, CALA Group from its inception in 2014. Under his leadership, the company experienced substantial growth, delivering a significant number of homes and generating a substantial turnover last year. CALA Group operates throughout Scotland, the Midlands and the Southeast of England.

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Steve Jenkins

Interim Finance Director

Steve is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors. His career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and includes senior roles at companies including Saga, STA Travel, and Taylor Wimpey (formerly, George Wimpey). His appointment comes at a pivotal moment for Hopkins Homes as the company embarks on a period of strategic growth. Steve’s extensive expertise and financial knowledge are expected to play a crucial role in supporting the company during this phase.

Monika Hanlon

Group Sales & Marketing Director

A qualified surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Monika holds an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading, as well as a BA in European Studies from University College London. Monika was Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Bloor Homes and, prior to that, Head of Sales and Marketing at the Berkeley Homes Group. Highly skilled, experienced and driven, Monika was appointed Sales and Marketing Director in 2020.

Matt Ward

Land Director

Matt (MRICS) has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, previously working for Barratt David Wilson Homes where he grew the company’s portfolio of developments, most recently in the position of Development Director. Matt joined Hopkins as Land Director in August 2021. He is responsible for Hopkins Homes’ new land opportunities, bringing more of our exceptional and in-demand homes to East Anglia.

James Linnett Commercial Director

James Linnett

Commercial Director

James brings with him a wealth of industry experience having worked on mixed tenure developments across London and the South East. Having completed a BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management, James began his career as a Quantity Surveyor and quickly worked his way up to leading a commercial team as Commercial Director with Countryside Partnerships.

Jamie Howe - Hopkins Homes Construction Director

Jamie Howe

Construction Director

Jamie was appointed Director of Construction in 2023 after joining Hopkins Homes as an Assistant Site Manager in 2001. Jamie’s incredible attention to detail and vast building knowledge has been merited with several awards. During his time with Hopkins Homes, Jamie has won the NHBC Pride in the Job award 4 times, NHBC Seal of Excellence twice and the NHBC Regional Seal of Excellence once.

We’re always looking for talented people

If you can’t see a suitable vacancy on our Join our Team page but want to become a valuable part of the Hopkins Group, then we want to hear from you.

Send your CV and covering letter to hr@hopkinshomes.co.uk or to our Head Office address below.