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Duncan Sutherland appointed to board of Homes England

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP has appointed Duncan Sutherland to the board of Homes England.

The government says the appointment was made as the agency continues its “key role in making the housing market work for everyone.”

Homes England’s five-year plan outlines that ‘expertise and government investment’ will drive programmes like Help to Buy. Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced in the Autumn Budget that Help to Buy would end in 2023.

Brokenshire says: “This is an important time for Homes England as it plays a key role in delivering the homes our communities need.

“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.”

Homes England chair Sir Edward Lister says: “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 enhancand 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.”

Sutherland says: “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 is group regeneration director for Sigma Capital PLC and chair of Sigma Inpartnership Ltd and was also an HS2 board member between 2012 and 2018.

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