Our People

Backhouse is run by a dynamic, senior team whose expertise and energy underpin our business. They bring with them considerable housebuilding experience and are personally committed to the quality and delivery of each Backhouse home. As an SME housebuilder, our senior team are accessible, involved and focused on putting our customers first.

Theodore Backhouse


Theo founded Backhouse with a clear vision: to build a business of scale delivering better housing in Britain. Prior to setting up Backhouse, Theo spent nearly 10 years as an investment banker in Singapore, first with Deutsche Bank and then with Citigroup, most recently as Head of Origination and Structuring, Commodities, APAC. Prior to working in markets he qualified as a Solicitor training with Burges Salmon in Bristol and working for Ashurst in the City as a Leveraged Finance lawyer. Theo has primary responsibility for investors and funding.
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Steven Russell

Managing Director

Steve joined Backhouse from Devonshire Homes, where as MD he oversaw significant growth and repositioning of the business. He has over 30 years of experience in the housebuilding industry including technical and engineering, land and planning and senior management. Prior to Devonshire he worked for a number of leading firms including Linden, Galliford and The Berkeley Group. He has a wide ranging understanding of development and construction and a commitment to stakeholder engagement and the delivery of homes which reflect their context and fit into their surroundings. Steve has primary responsibility for land acquisition and construction.
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Kevin Moore

Head of Operations

Kevin brings with him over 30 years of residential development experience focusing specifically on the construction and delivery processes. He was previously MD of award-winning Northern Irish developer, Moore Construction Ltd, leading the company to attain the prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job award and Operations Director for ZeroC, a ground breaking sustainable developer in SW England. As Head of Operations at Backhouse, he is responsible for the management of the commercial and construction teams and will oversee all stages of the building programme from the sourcing of work packages and materials through to controlling on-site construction and managing the delivery and handover phases.
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Anthony Henry-Lyons

Advisory Board

Anthony has over 35 years of experience in property investment and development, having held senior management positions in both listed and private groups including Trafalgar House PLC, NFC PLC and the Rockfort Group. His career has encompassed property investment, trading and development, including large scale redevelopment projects, mixed use and office developments as well as retail warehousing and shopping centres across the UK and abroad. His current focus, through his private vehicle Madford Developments, is the acquisition and development of strategic land, including a 300 unit residential scheme in Warwickshire. Anthony’s primary input relates to investment appraisals and land acquisition.


Richard Jones

Advisory Board

Richard’s career spans over 30 years in property consultancy and development. As Managing Partner, and later Senior Partner, of construction consultancy Jackson Coles, he was personally responsible for a number of major developments with construction costs of up to £100m across the residential, commercial, mixed use, arts and educational sectors. He has advised some of London’s leading developers including Derwent London and Great Portland Estates on their development and building requirements. More recently Richard has established Nord, an independent developer delivering exemplary design, meticulous attention to detail and exceptional standards of construction. Richard’s primary inputs relate to design, procurement and construction risk management.