Five new non-executive directors were appointed to the Holmes England board

Homes England, the UK government’s agency, has just added five new people to its board. These new members are experienced and talented, with vast knowledge in the local government, economy, reconstruction and property sectors. This will help Homes England deliver on its ambitious plans to build better homes and develop better communities.

Local Government Leadership: Abi Brown OBE

Abby Brown has been elected as the new Vice President of the Local Government Association (LGA). Brown has extensive experience in local government and is also a former leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. She also currently chairs the LGA Reform and Innovation Policy Board.

He has a keen understanding of the many challenges and opportunities surrounding housing and urban regeneration. He has experience working at Fortier Homes, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s own housing company. Hence, they have a better idea of how to provide people with better housing.

Financial Acumen: David Cutter

David Cutter is an accomplished financial veteran. As former Group Chief Executive of Skipton Building Society he handled over £30 billion of loan transactions and held a number of senior roles within the organization over three decades.

His experience as Chairman of the Building Societies Association and Director of Connells Limited, the UK’s largest estate agency, demonstrates his deep understanding of the financial aspects of the housing sector.

Regeneration Expertise: Ros Kerslake CBE

Rose Kerslake has two decades of experience driving change in large organizations and investing in critical projects. During his tenure as Chief Executive of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, he brought about major changes and invested in a number of important projects.

He also has vast experience in the field of regeneration. He led many successful regeneration initiatives under the leadership of The Prince Regeneration Trust and Regen Co.

Currently, Rose Kerslake is working in several organizations. He is a trustee of a regeneration charity and chairman of two charities which focus on architectural heritage. This shows their sense of community development and prosperity.

Government and Policy Expertise: Sir Oliver Letwin

Sir Oliver Letwin brings to the Board unique experience in government, banking and education. He has had a long and successful career as MP for West Dorset and in senior ministerial positions in the UK government.

As Minister for Government Policy and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, he made a significant contribution to policies relating to housing and regeneration. Today, as Vice President of the Great Britain China Center and Senior Advisor to various organizations, he is an active participant in important national and international issues.

Property and Development Expertise: Peter Vernon

Peter Vernon, who has extensive experience in property, redevelopment and management, takes up the new responsibility. Vernon is now a senior adviser at Places London and chairman of Grosvenor Hart Homes. Through this role, they are showing their commitment in this field.

His experience as Group Executive Director of Grosvenor and various non-executive directorships at organizations such as The Berkeley Group plc and Peabody further strengthens his skills in property development and management.

A Board Equipped to Deliver

These members are experienced and talented in various fields. He has experience in local government, economy, regeneration, property development and policy making. This will help them better understand the challenges and opportunities in the housing sector.

A Homes England press release said these new members will “contribute to creating better homes and thriving communities so that everyone – whatever their background – has the chance to live and thrive in a better place.”

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