We take our weekly look at some of the appointments and promotions across the housebuilding industry and its supply chain.
Hadyn Tanner, David Wilson Homes
Now overseeing construction at David Wilson Homes’ development Rosewood Grange, near Gloucester is Hadyn Tanner, who has more than 10 years’ experience in site management and a 30-year career in the industry. His role will involves liaising with construction workers, subcontractors and suppliers at the site as well as mentoring local apprentices. “It’s another rewarding part of the job,” he says.
Sam Williams, Elan Homes
Sam Williams has a new role as sales manager for Elan Homes at its growing North West division. Her 19 years of industry experience with names such as Redrow, Watkin Jones and Lovell has led to her new position overseeing sales at sites including Canalside in Middlewich, Hope Park Mews in Macclesfield, The Hawthorns in Lach Dennis and The Larches in Wilmslow. She sees the jobs as “a new challenge and an opportunity for career progression”.
Mark Teasdale, Indigo Planning
Planning consultancy, Indigo Planning, has promoted Mark Teasdale to the position of director. He graduated with a Masters in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University and is also a trained economist, with experience in the public and private sectors. Joining the company in 2016, Teasdale is leading the team on projects including the regeneration of estates in Clapham with Taylor Wimpey and Wandsworth Council.
Louise Trail, Persimmon Homes
The Essex division of Persimmon Homes has appointed Louise Trail as head of sales for the region, based in Witham. She joins from Bloor Homes and starting as sales advisor, has worked in the construction industry for 12 years. Across a number of developments in the county, Trail will be working closely with the sales teams “to drive footfall into our show homes and bring new developments to market.”
Neil McCall, Origin Housing
Housing association Origin Housing has announced the appointment of Neil McCall as the new chair of its board, succeeding Steve White. McCall moves from his position as chief executive officer and brings with him 23 years of experience in Clarion and its predecessor organisations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds the Institute of Directors Certificate in Corporate Governance.
Alex Kenny, Redrow Homes
Redrow Homes East Midlands now has Alex Kenny in the role of technical director, to work closely with the land and planning teams as well as managing the engineering and architectural departments. Starting his career as a trainee engineer, Kenny won the Trainee of the Year award at Bellway Homes in 2005 and became a technical director for the first time four years ago at the age of 27.
Lee Woodfine, Waterstone Homes
Waterstone Homes has appointed Lee Woodfine as its new managing director to work closely with the senior management team, with responsibilities including overseeing the company’s expansion plans and developing a new complementary brand. His considerable industry career includes 19 years in the residential sector and he joins Waterstone from his previous job as regional operations director for South Wales and South West at Lovell.
Sue Cocking, Clarion Housing Group
As it regionalises its development programmes across the Midlands, northern Home Counties and the North West, Clarion Housing Group has promoted Sue Cocking to her new role of regional managing director. Her time at the housing association is complemented by real estate consultancy experience gained at Savills and Knight Frank. “Sue will lead Clarion’s step change in housing delivery in key growth areas,” says the Group’s director of development, Austen Reid.
Sam Stacey, UK Research & Innovation
Moving from his job as Skanska’s innovation director, Sam Stacey has joined UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) as director of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Transforming Construction challenge. A chartered structural engineer, with degrees from Cambridge University and Imperial College, London as well as an MBA from Henley Business School, Stacey will lead a programme to coordinate researcher and businesses in working on a range of industry challenges.