Two council leaders have joined the Homes & Communities Agency’s board.
They are Simon Dudley (Con), leader of Windsor & Maidenhead RBC and a former managing director at Citigroup Global Markets, and Bromley LBC’s Teresa O’Neill (Con), who is also Conservative group leader on London Councils and formerly worked in financial services.
Two other board appointments, announced yesterday, are banker Stephen Bell, who will chair the agency’s audit and risk assurance committee, and Richard Blakeway, who was London’s deputy mayor for housing, land and property under Boris Johnson (Con).
Communities secretary Sajid Javid said: “This is an important period for the Homes & Communities Agency as it plays a key role in delivering the homes this country needs. The agency will be vital for boosting housebuilding and speeding up the delivery of new homes so that everyone can benefit from having somewhere safe and secure to live.”
Two board members have left - Kevin Parry, former chief financial officer of asset management firm Schroders, and Ian Robertson, former chief executive of housebuilder.
The agency is chaired by former Wandsworth LBC Conservative leader Sir Edward Lister. In December Haringey LBC’s Nick Walkley has been appointed the new chief executive and accounting officer of the HCA.