Clarion Housing Group appoints Richard Cook as new Group Director of Development

Clarion today announces the appointment of Richard Cook to its Group Executive Team to lead its ambitious development plans.

Richard joins from Lendlease Europe, where he was Head of Residential and responsible for delivering 1,000 new homes per year of mixed tenure from open market to affordable.

Richard joined Lendlease in 2010 as Head of Delivery of the Design and Build contracts on the Olympic Village for London 2012. His extensive career in residential development includes senior roles at Mace and George Wimpey PLC (now Taylor Wimpey PLC).

Commenting on the appointment, Clare Miller, Group Chief Executive at Clarion, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Richard to take forward our ambitious development plans as we look to play a key role in tackling the country’s housing crisis.”

“Richard brings with him a wealth of experience and his expertise in the residential property field will make him an asset to the Group’s senior leadership.”

Richard Cook, commented:

“I am really pleased to be joining Clarion at a time when the need for more new housing has probably never been more acute. Clarion has the strength and capacity to deliver at scale, providing real opportunities for place-making and creating thriving communities. It’s an exciting time to join the business and I look forward to leading its growth.”

Richard Cook will begin his new role at Clarion in February 2019.

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