A Sigma Capital regeneration chief has been appointed to the board at Homes England.
The announcement that Duncan Sutherland is to join the agency was made by housing secretary James Brokenshire MP yesterday.
“This is an important time for Homes England as it plays a key role in delivering the homes our communities need,” said Brokenshire. “Having Duncan Sutherland on board will be a great addition to Homes England, bringing his experience in development and I wish him the very best of luck in his new role.”
Sutherland has over 35 years’ experience in property, housing, investment, regeneration and development with emphasis on public and private partnerships, involving government, local government, local communities and private investors.
He is the group regeneration director for Sigma Capital PLC and Chairman of Sigma Inpartnership Ltd. He was also an HS2 board member between 2012 and 2018 with a focus on the benefits of regeneration and development.
“Housing is one of the biggest challenges we face in this country and I am looking forward to serving and contributing to the work of the board in this innovative government agency,” Sutherland said.
Sir Edward Lister, chair of Homes England, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Duncan to our Board. He is arriving at an exciting time with a remit to help and advise the agency on the long-term housing challenges facing this country today.
“His wealth of experience and housing expertise will enhance and influence the work of Homes England and help us meet the government’s ambition to accelerate housebuilding and deliver the 300,000 homes needed each year by the mid-2020s.”