Peter Denton, chief executive of the Hyde Group, has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Homes England.
He will join the government’s housing delivery agency later this year following the departure of Nick Walkley in February.
Gordon More, who has been acting as chief executive, delayed his retirement plans to support the agency pending this appointment.
Denton said: “The government has an ambitious agenda of not just more homes but decent, affordable, safe, energy efficient ones that sit well in their community and landscape. I cannot wait to help realise that ambition.”
Prior to joining the Hyde Group, initially as group finance firector in 2017, Denton worked in a broad range of strategic leadership roles, amassing 26 years of pan-European real estate experience.
He has a strong track record of working in strategic leadership and board roles at large scale global real estate, banking and not for profit organisations.
Before joining the housing sector, Peter spent his early career in investment banking and then moved to global real estate investment management firm Starwood Capital.
In addition, he has also held senior EMEA real estate investment banking roles at BNP Paribas, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Eurohypo and WestImmo. Peter is also a non-executive Real Estate IC member for Eurazeo, the Global Investment Company.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick commented: “I am delighted to welcome Peter Denton as chief executive of Homes England, as part of an important reset for the organisation.
“Together with Peter Freeman he will lead the renewal of Homes England, focussing on levelling-up and regeneration, high quality new housing and infrastructure and supporting small and medium builders to create a more dynamic and competitive housing market.”