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Leading by Example

Our staff are committed to treating all our clients with the same respect and care that we show each other.

Our board of directors are experts, dedicated to creating homes for tenants from all backgrounds. These are the people driving our mission to end homelessness.

Philip Philippou


Philip is Chairman of the Board at Stef & Philips, having joined the business in 2010. He has extensive property management experience in growing and developing companies, both in the UK and internationally. With over thirty years’ involvement within the industry, he is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction and other major stakeholder engagement.

Chris Philippou

Chief Executive Officer

Chris founded Stef & Philips in 2006. He is a results-driven Chief Executive Officer with over fifteen years’ experience overseeing the obligations for an established corporation, liaising directly with governing bodies and private sector clients. He is also responsible for conducting and overseeing compliance and property licensing regulations adhering to government guidelines and health and safety regulations. Furthermore, he is client liaison for Stef & Philips’ private sector clients, negotiating and securing contractual agreements.

Joanne Philippou


Joanne has an extensive and wide range of financial experience within the property sector. She oversees the finance and legal departments, primarily dealing with client contractual leases. An important part of Joanne’s role is to support the Chief Executive Officer in developing and implementing the business strategy.

Christopher Philippou


Christopher joined Stef and Philips in 2015 bringing with him extensive international knowledge and experience within the property sector.

Christopher has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the organisation including; overseeing the company’s construction projects and accommodation services and building critical relationships with the local authorities, housing associations and charities.

Today Christopher combines this extensive experience and unique perspective in his role heading up investor relations.

Mario Philippou

Chief Operating Officer

Mario has over ten years’ experience in the property industry, both UK and internationally. He joined Stef & Philips in 2019 and is a key figure in the business. Mario directs and implements the organisation’s guidelines and strategies, working closely with departmental heads to ensure budgetary efficiency, productivity and that high operational standards are upheld.

Debbie Johnson

Director of Operations

Debbie has over twenty years’ experience within the property sector. She has spent the last six years working for Stef & Philips as Director of Housing. Key to the success of this role has been her ability to develop and coordinate a national network of staff, including housing officers, who are rigorously trained to the highest standards. Debbie works closely with councils, local authorities and communities to ensure that our tenants have access to the support and services they are entitled to.

Amani Sakeria

Executive Assistant to Chairman

Amani joined Stef and Philips in 2016. She provides comprehensive support and completes a broad variety of tasks that facilitate the Chairman’s ability to effectively lead the organization including assisting with special projects, client liaison and composing and maintaining records.

Joshua Young

Head of Construction

Joshua has eight years’ experience within the construction sector, project managing service contracts. Having joined Stef & Philips in 2019, he oversees the organisation’s substantially growing property portfolio. This requires constantly evolving our approach to ensure flexibility in meeting the changing demands and legislation governing each project. The expansion of the business has been mirrored by the growth in Joshua’s team, which now covers an entire department.

Aruna Tak

Human Resources Manager

Having worked in the property and real estate industry since 2001, Aruna joined Stef & Philips in March 2020 as the company’s Human Resources Manager. She is CIPD-qualified and has ten years’ international experience.

Daniel Collison

Head of Architecture

Daniel joined Stef & Philips in 2019 as Head of Architecture and manages a team of surveyors. He has worked within the construction industry for over thirty years and has a broad knowledge of construction, planning and structural design. He oversees all the organisation’s building projects from a design perspective. Daniel plays an integral role in the successful completion of our extensive housing portfolios.